Duets

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By nature, Linda Ronstadt isn't a solo singer. She started her career in the Stone Poneys and during the height of her fame she was happy to harmonize on records by friends; later still, she joined Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris in the group Trio. 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. Much of this dates from the latter part of Linda's career: it opens with ...
See more details below
CD
$8.39
BN.com price
(Save 30%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (10) from $4.98   
  • New (9) from $8.07   
  • Used (1) from $4.98   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
By nature, Linda Ronstadt isn't a solo singer. She started her career in the Stone Poneys and during the height of her fame she was happy to harmonize on records by friends; later still, she joined Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris in the group Trio. 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. Much of this dates from the latter part of Linda's career: it opens with three selections from Adieu False Heart, her 2006 album with Ann Savoy, and is anchored by her hit duets with Aaron Neville "Don't Know Much," "All My Life" and James Ingram "Somewhere Out There", making a sideways glance at her career as a standards singer via an OK selection from Frank Sinatra's Duets album "Moonlight in Vermont". The liveliest stuff comes from her golden age of the late '70s -- "Hasten Down the Wind" with Don Henley, "Prisoner in Disguise" with J.D. Souther, "I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine" with James Taylor, "I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You" with Emmylou Harris -- but generally, this Duets emphasizes the sweeter, softer, and slower side of Ronstadt, a move that makes for pleasant listening.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227959715
  • Catalog Number: 542161
  • Sales rank: 1,927

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Adieu False Heart - Ann Savoy (3:34)
  2. 2 I Can't Get Over You - Ann Savoy (3:06)
  3. 3 Walk Away Renee - Ann Savoy (3:24)
  4. 4 The New Partner Waltz - Carl Jackson (2:50)
  5. 5 I Never Will Marry (3:13)
  6. 6 Pretty Bird (2:38)
  7. 7 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) (2:46)
  8. 8 Hasten Down the Wind (2:42)
  9. 9 Prisoner In Disguise - J.D. Souther (3:53)
  10. 10 I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine - James Taylor (4:01)
  11. 11 Don't Know Much - Skywalker Symphony Orchestra (3:34)
  12. 12 All My Life - Skywalker Symphony Orchestra (3:31)
  13. 13 Somewhere Out There (3:59)
  14. 14 Sisters (2:54)
  15. 15 Moonlight In Vermont (4:05)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Linda Ronstadt Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
Mike Auldridge Dobro
Laurie Lewis Guest Appearance
Emmylou Harris Guest Appearance
Dolly Parton Guest Appearance
Bette Midler Guest Appearance
Frank Sinatra Guest Appearance
Don Henley Guest Appearance
James Ingram Guest Appearance
David Lindley Fiddle
Aaron Neville Guest Appearance
James Taylor Guest Appearance
Don Grolnick Piano, Keyboards, Prophet 5
Andrew Gold Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, Ukulele
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Sam Broussard Acoustic Guitar
Robbie Buchanan Keyboards
David Campbell Conductor
John Catchings Cello
George Doering Guitar
Dan Dugmore Electric Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Kenny Edwards Bass
Ray Ellis Conductor
Michael Fisher Percussion
Bob Glaub Bass
Kevin Grantt Bass
Jim Horn Baritone Saxophone
Byron House Upright Bass
Carl Jackson Acoustic Guitar, Guest Appearance
Russ Kunkel Drums
Bob Mann Guitar, Conductor
Buddy Miller Acoustic Guitar
Guy Moon Synthesizer Pads
Lloyd Myers Drums
Dirk Powell Fretless Banjo
Ann Savoy Guest Appearance
Rick Shlosser Drums
Lee Sklar Bass
J.D. Souther Guest Appearance
Adam Steffey Mandolin
Steve Tyrell Conductor
Carlos Vega Drums
Randy Waldman Piano
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Andrea Zonn Violin, Viola
Ron Anthony Guitar
Gregg Field Drums
Waddy Wachtel Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Bob Warford Acoustic Guitar
Tony Creasman Drums
Tim Lauer Accordion
Randy Kohrs Dobro
Bill Miller Piano
Jim VanCleve Fiddle
Catherine Marx Piano
Mike Landau Electric Guitar
Russell Kunkel Drums
John David Souther Acoustic Guitar
Derek Schnaufer Bowed Dulcimer
Technical Credits
Julie Brown Composer
Laurie Lewis Arranger, Duet
Emmylou Harris Duet
Dolly Parton Duet
Hazel Dickens Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Bette Midler Duet
Frank Sinatra Duet
Karla Bonoff Composer
Don Henley Duet
James Ingram Duet
Barry Manilow Arranger, Producer
Aaron Neville Duet
Linda Ronstadt Arranger
James Taylor Duet
Patrick Williams Arranger
Barry Mann Composer
Tom Snow Composer
Todd Phillips Producer
James Horner Composer
Peter Asher Producer
John Boylan Mastering
Mike Brown Composer
Robbie Buchanan Producer
Steve Buckingham Producer
David Campbell Arranger, String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Ray Ellis Arranger
Carl Jackson Producer, Duet
Ira Louvin Composer
Charlie Louvin Composer
Bob Mann Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Phil Ramone Producer
Ann Savoy Duet
J.D. Souther Duet
Steve Tyrell Arranger, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Cynthia Weil Composer
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements
Hank Williams Composer
Warren Zevon Composer
Hank Cattaneo Producer
Kosh Art Direction
John Blackburn Composer
Karl Suessdorf Composer
Sylvia McKinney Composer
Tony Sansone Composer
Traditional Composer
Rose Marie McCoy Composer
Arthur Smith Composer
Bob Calilli Composer
John David Souther Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted December 18, 2014

    An excellent collection from one of the most amazing voice of ou

    An excellent collection from one of the most amazing voice of our time.  These songs are a great sampling of Ronstadt's collaborations, but if you aren't familiar with her work, use it as a jumping point to sample more of her music.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.  These songs feature some gorgeous harmonies done as love songs and upbeat pop songs.  You can't go wrong!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 11, 2014

    Disappointed.  I don't know what I was hoping for but the songs

    Disappointed.  I don't know what I was hoping for but the songs were too slow for my liking.  I wanted something more upbeat.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews