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Lush Life
Linda Ronstadt
Lush Life
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
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All Artists: Linda Ronstadt
Title: Lush Life
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Vocal Pop, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596038720, 755960387202

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I wish I could give it 6 stars
jazzyjohnny | Falls Church, VA United States | 01/31/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"All three of the Linda Ronstadt/Nelson Riddle collaborations are wonderful, but this is my favorite. IMO, these versions of Hoagy Carmichael's "Skylark" and Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" - two extraordinarily difficult songs to sing - are the equal of ANYONE else's attempts at these songs. (I have yet to listen to the harmonica on Skylark without getting chills.)To me, it doesn't matter that Linda's voice is not ideally suited to this material. Or that the success of these efforts is probably more the result of Nelson Riddle's arrangements and taste in material. The more important matter is that Ronstadt GETS IT. Whether she intuitively understood what makes these songs "tick," or whether she merely followed Nelson Riddle's road map, she deserves the highest praise for richly capturing the mini-drama contained in each song.The recent failed attempt by Rod Stewart and Phil Ramone to capture the same magic, proves my point. I am an admirer of both men's other work, but it is obvious to me that Stewart has none of Linda Ronstadt's understanding of what he is singing.If you have any heart at all for this kind of music, buy this CD. Or better yet, pass this one by and buy the three-CD collection "Round Midnight" which includes this CD."
Lush Arrangements
J. M. Zuurbier | Canada | 08/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"LUSH LIFE follows in the footsteps of WHAT'S NEW, more post WWII standards and jazz classics. The CD is worth the price alone for her captivating performance, and one of the best versions I've heard of "Skylark". LUSH LIFE once again shows Ronstadt as the interpreter, she ranges from playful and sassy to romantic. LUSH LIFE has more uptempo numbers than WHAT'S NEW did, but she sounds at ease with the material here, joined beautifully by Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. She also does a nice simple version of "When I Fall In Love". Other highlights include "Mean To me", "You Took Advantage of me", "I'm A Fool To Want You" and "Lush Life". Go out and get it!"
A must for those who love the oldies
J. M. Zuurbier | 04/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"the oldies performed with penache and a clear voice that is a must"