It peaked at on Billboard's Pop Album Chart and on Billboard's Country Album Chart. It is considered to be a front-runner in the country rock music genre.
Duets (Linda Ronstadt album). The album peaked at number 32 on the Billboard album chart - Ronstadt's highest charting album in 24 years. The songs on the album were all previously released with the exception of "Pretty Bird".
The discography of Linda Ronstadt, an American rock, pop and country artist, consists of 28 studio albums, 1 live album, numerous compilation albums, and 63 singles.
Duets, a compilation released on the eve of her 2014 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, doesn't concentrate on this considerable legacy as a harmonizer, preferring instead to pick 14 previously released duets from throughout Ronstadt's career, adding an unreleased version of "Pretty Bird" with Laurie Lewis as mild collector bait.
Duets is a compilation album by Linda Ronstadt. It was released on the Rhino Records label in April 2014, a few days before Ronstadt's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, produced by James Keach, Michele Farinola, Rob Epstein and Jefrey Friedman. Also featured in this movie are Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, and Dolly Parton. After the premiere screening, Sheryl Crow gave a special performance in celebration of Linda Ronstadt. Sales numbers also show this album was also the selling Rock album during it's first week of release. Unlike the many bootleg releases with marginal sound quality that have found their way to the market over the years, this album was made from the original master tapes. Duets is a compilation album by Linda Ronstadt.
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|01||–Linda Ronstadt With Ann Savoy||Adieu False Heart
Acoustic Guitar – Sam BroussardBanjo [Fretless] – Dirk PowellDouble Bass – Byron HouseDulcimer [Bowed] – Derek Schnaufer*Fiddle – Stuart DuncanProducer – Steve BuckinghamSongwriter – Arthur Smith
|02||–Linda Ronstadt With Ann Savoy||I Can't Get Over You
Accordion – Tim LauerAcoustic Guitar – Buddy MillerDouble Bass – Byron HouseProducer – Steve BuckinghamSongwriter – Julie Brown*Viola – Andrea Zonn
|03||–Linda Ronstadt With Ann Savoy||Walk Away Renee
Acoustic Guitar – Sam BroussardArranged By [Strings] – Kristin WilkinsonCello – John CatchingsDouble Bass – Byron HouseProducer – Steve BuckinghamSongwriter – Bob Calilli, Mike Brown*, Tony SansoneViola – Kristin WilkinsonViolin – Andrea Zonn
|04||–Linda Ronstadt With Carl Jackson||The New Partner Waltz
Acoustic Guitar – Carl JacksonBass – Kevin GranttDrums – Tony CreasmanFiddle – Jim Van Cleve*Mandolin – Adam SteffeyPiano – Catherine MarxProducer – Carl JacksonResonator Guitar [Dobro] – Randy KohrsSongwriter – Charlie Louvin, Ira Louvin
|05||–Linda Ronstadt With Dolly Parton||I Never Will Marry
Acoustic Guitar – Linda Ronstadt, Waddy WachtelArranged By – Linda RonstadtProducer – Peter AsherResonator Guitar [Dobro] – Mike AuldridgeSongwriter – Traditional
|06||–Linda Ronstadt With Laurie Lewis||Pretty Bird
Arranged By – Laurie LewisProducer – Todd PhillipsSongwriter – Hazel Dickens
|07||–Linda Ronstadt With Emmylou Harris||I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
Acoustic Guitar – Andrew Gold, Bob WarfordBass – Kenny EdwardsDrums – Lloyd MyersFiddle – David LindleyPedal Steel Guitar – Pete Kleinow*Piano – Andrew GoldProducer – Peter AsherSongwriter – Hank WilliamsUkulele – Andrew Gold
|08||–Linda Ronstadt With Don Henley||Hasten Down The Wind
Arranged By [Strings And Woodwinds] – David CampbellBass – Kenny EdwardsConductor – David CampbellDrums – Russell Kunkel*Electric Guitar – Waddy WachtelPiano – Andrew GoldProducer – Peter AsherSongwriter – Warren ZevonTambourine – Andrew Gold
|09||–Linda Ronstadt With J.D. Souther*||Prisoner In Disguise
Acoustic Guitar – John David SoutherArranged By [Strings And Woodwinds] – David CampbellConductor – David CampbellPiano – Andrew GoldProducer – Peter AsherSongwriter – John David Souther
|10||–Linda Ronstadt With James Taylor||I Think It's Gonna Work Out
Baritone Saxophone – Jim HornBass – Bob GlaubDrums – Rick ShlosserElectric Guitar – Dan Dugmore, Waddy WachtelPercussion – Andrew GoldProducer – Peter AsherSongwriter – Rose Marie McCoy, Sylvia McKinneySynthesizer [Prophet 5] – Don Grolnick
|11||–Linda Ronstadt With Aaron Neville||Don't Know Much
Arranged By – David CampbellBass – Lee Sklar*Co-producer – Steve TyrellConductor – David CampbellDrums – Carlos VegaElectric Guitar – Michael LandauKeyboards – Robby Buchanan*Orchestra – The Skywalker Symphony OrchestraPercussion – Michael FisherPiano – Don GrolnickProducer – Peter AsherSongwriter – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
|12||–Linda Ronstadt With Aaron Neville||All My Life
Arranged By – David CampbellBass – Lee Sklar*Conductor – David CampbellDrums – Russ KunkelElectric Guitar – Andrew Gold, Michael LandauKeyboards – Robby Buchanan*Orchestra – The Skywalker Symphony OrchestraPercussion – Michael FisherPiano – Don GrolnickProducer – Peter AsherSongwriter – Karla Bonoff
|13||–Linda Ronstadt With James Ingram||Somewhere Out There
Arranged By – Bob MannArranged By [Rhythm Section] – Bob Mann, Steve TyrellBass – Lee Sklar*Conductor – Bob MannDrums – Russ KunkelGuitar – Bob MannKeyboards – Don GrolnickProducer – Peter AsherProducer [Associate] – Steve TyrellSongwriter – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, James HornerSynth [Pads] – Guy Moon
|14||–Linda Ronstadt With Bette Midler||Sisters
Arranged By – Barry Manilow, Ray EllisBass – Chuck BerghoferConductor – Ray EllisDrums – Gregg FieldGuitar – George DoeringPiano – Randy WaldmanProducer – Barry Manilow, Robbie BuchananSongwriter – Irving Berlin
|15||–Linda Ronstadt With Frank Sinatra||Moonlight In Vermont
Arranged By – Patrick WilliamsBass – Chuck BerghoferCo-producer – Hank CattaneoDrums – Gregg FieldGuitar – Ron AnthonyPiano – Bill Miller Producer – Phil Ramon*Songwriter – John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Copyright (c) – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Vanguard Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal South Records, LLC
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Linda Ronstadt
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Normal Music
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Geffen Records
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
- Marketed By – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Distributed By – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Manufactured By – Rhino Entertainment Company
- Manufactured By – Cinram, Olyphant, PA – Z126229
- Art Direction – Kosh*
- Compiled By – John Boylan
- Design – Kosh*
- Mastered By – John Boylan
Notes1, 2, 3. From "Adieu False Heart", Vanguard ℗ 2006 Vanguard Records, a Welk Music Group Company
4. From "Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs Of The Louvin Brothers", Universal South ℗ 2003 Universal South Records, LLC, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
5. From "Simple Dream", Asylum ℗ 1977 Elektra/Asylum Records
6. Previsously unissued. Courtesy of Linda Ronstadt
7. From "Heart Like A Wheel", Capitol ℗ 1974 Capitol Records, Inc.
8. From "Hasten Down The Wind", Asylum ℗ 1976 Elektra/Asylum Records
9. From "Prisoner In Disguise", Asylum ℗ 1975 Elektra/Asylum Records
10. From "Get Closer", Asylum ℗ 1982 Elektra/Asylum Records
11, 12. From "Cry Like A Rainstorm, Howl Like The Wind", Elektra ℗ 1989 Linda Ronstadt/Normal Music
13. From "An American Tall: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack", MCA ℗ 1986 Geffen Records, under license from Universal Music Enterprises
14. From "Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney, Sony Songbook", Sony ℗ 2003 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
15. From "Frank Sinatra: Duets II", Capitol ℗ 1994 Capitol Records, Inc.
This compilation ℗ & © 2014 Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.
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Made in U.S.A.
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- Mastering SID Code: ifpi L909
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2U7M
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