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The Best Of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years [Original recording remastered]

Linda Ronstadt Audio CD
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With roots in the Los Angeles country and folk-rock scenes, Linda Ronstadt became one of the most popular interpretive singers of the '70s, earning a string of platinum-selling albums and Top 40 singles. Throughout the '70s, her laid-back pop never lost sight of her folky roots, yet as she moved into the '80s, she began to change her sound with the times, adding new wave ... Read more in Amazon's Linda Ronstadt Store

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  • Audio CD (30 Jan 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol/EMI
  • ASIN: B000CEX20O
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,154 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Listen  1. Baby You've Been On My Mind (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Silver Threads And Golden Needles (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. The Only Mama That'll Walk The Line (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Long Way Around (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Break My Mind (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen10. We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock & Roll) (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Dolphins (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. It Won't Be Easy 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Lovesick Blues (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Are My Thoughts With You? (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Will You Love me Tomorrow? (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Nobody's (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Louise (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Long Long Time (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Mental Revenge (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I'm Leavin' It All Up To You (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. He Darked The Sun (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Life Is Like A Mountain Railway (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. He Darked The Sun (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 

Disc 2:

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Listen  1. Rock Me On The Water (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Crazy Arms (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I Won't Be Hangin' Round (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. In My Reply (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. I Fall To Pieces (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Ramblin' 'Round (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Birds (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I Ain't Always Been Faithful (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rescue Me (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Can It Be True (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Kate (Live) (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Long Long Time (Live) (2006 Digital Remaster) 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. You're No Good (2006 - Remastered) 3:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. It Doesn't Matter Anymore (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Faithless Love (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Dark End Of The Street (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Heart Like A Wheel (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. When Will I Be Loved (2006 - Remaster) 2:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Willin' (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) (2006 Digital Remaster) 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Keep Me From Blowing Away (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. You Can Close Your Eyes (2006 Digital Remaster) 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This compilation contains all the tracks (plus a few extras) from the following albums: 'Heart Like A Wheel' from 1974, 'Silk Purse' from 1970, 'Hand Sown...Home Grown' from 1969, and 'Linda Ronstadt' from 1972.
The Heart Like A Wheel album is where Ronstadt and producer Peter Asher first used the formula of great song selection (from such writers as JD Souther, George Lowell, James Taylor,) and tasteful singing and playing, with arrangements by Andrew Gold. I still think Heart Like A Wheel and the following three albums (Prisoner In Disguise, Hasten Down The Wind, Simple Dreams) are some of the seventies' best song interpretations. The other three albums contained here are not as polished and are more countryish. However, they are enjoyable and a good example of the then nascent LA country rock scene. Ronstadt's early work sometimes gets unfairly ignored. Even this early she was proving she was more than just the poster girl of the LA scene. This CD is the ideal introduction to her early work.

So 4 stars for the material, 5 stars for value.
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5.0 out of 5 stars where it all began 7 Jan 2009
By Baldman
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
1970's Linda Ronstadt - wow. Up there with the tennis girl's bum poster as a young boys comforter! And the girl could sing. I came to this as a fan of the LA mafia sound of the 70's, and wanted to hear what the Eagles sounded like as her backing band. I am not disappointed. Over the course of these albums if you listen in chronological order, you can see how Linda was groomed for super stardom. The next 10 years worth of albums were the ones that sealed the deal, and crop up on the best of's, of the LA sound. For a young lad, Linda was also a bit too free with her affections(like Stevie Nicks)with the other names on the LA scene.You'd always see young lads of a certain age pawing over the LP racks for the latest Ronstadt album just for the cover shots - rarely did she disappoint. These CD's show how she evolved from a girl who looked good that could also sing a bit, to a great singer who just happened to have the looks to match.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Linda 8 Sep 2013
By DuncanS
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A superb CD with some of Linda's best recorded tracks. What memories they bring. So sad to hear that she is now suffering health-wise. Oh what musical joy she brought in her youth
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value 11 Feb 2013
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Excellent value at 46 tracks for under a tenner. OK, some of them aren't really "best of" but two-thirds of them are great which is better than average and that seems good enough to recommend this pair of CDs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than expected 14 April 2014
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I have most of Linda's albums on vinyl which were great in their day. However I only had Heart Like A Wheel from this collection of 4 albums. They all sound great much better than I was expecting. Obviously I've now dug out my vinyls and they still sound pretty good too after all these years. You can't beat nostalgia!
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