Feels Like Home

Feels Like Home

by Linda Ronstadt
     
 

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Linda Ronstadt's 1995 album, Feels Like Home, was a return to her country-rock roots, resulting in an album much more "down-home" and less glossy than her previous pop albums, Winter Light and Cry Like the Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Less glossy production isn't necessarily a bad thing, except that the final result is an album that isSee more details below

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Linda Ronstadt's 1995 album, Feels Like Home, was a return to her country-rock roots, resulting in an album much more "down-home" and less glossy than her previous pop albums, Winter Light and Cry Like the Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Less glossy production isn't necessarily a bad thing, except that the final result is an album that is top-quality but a little bland. Ronstadt's voice is nothing short of stellar, and the songs are fine, but there is a certain immediacy that is lacking in this album, especially toward the end, when it just seems to drift. Then again, with a "down-home" album, that may have been the point. Regardless, this album boasts her usual array of stellar covers, including her fine, mandolin-accompanied take on Tom Petty's "The Waiting," in which Ronstadt's enunciations are highly reminiscent of Petty's. Her rendition of Matraca Berg's "Walk On," complete with Alison Krauss on fiddle, is nothing short of an out-and-out hoedown, and her version of Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" is quite enjoyable. Five of these songs -- "High Sierra," "The Blue Train" (the album's first single, which is pure AC), "Feels Like Home," "After the Gold Rush," and "Lover's Return," most of which feature Emmylou Harris -- all resurfaced on the Trio II album. Just like any other Ronstadt set, this is top-quality material, but one can't help but pine for the punch and perfect production of her previous pop packages.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/1995
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075596170321
catalogNumber:
61703

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mike Auldridge   Dobro
Alison Krauss   Fiddle
John Starling   Background Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Lindley   Autoharp
Valerie Carter   Vocals
Jim Keltner   Percussion,Drums
Ben Keith   Pedal Steel Guitar
Claire Lynch   Background Vocals
Larry Atamanuik   Drums
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,Voices,Synthesizer Strings
Stuart Canin   Violin
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Jeremy Cohen   Violin
Joseph Edelberg   Violin
Ronald Erickson   Violin
Bob Glaub   Bass Guitar
David Grisman   Mandolin
James Hurley   Viola
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Acoustic Bass
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Booker T. Jones   Hammond Organ
David Kadarauch   Cello
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Jeff Neighbor   Bass
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Ukulele
Herb Pedersen   Background Vocals
Rebecca Sebring   Viola
Craig Fuller   Background Vocals
Roy Rogers   national steel guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass Guitar
Jenny Bifano   Violin
James Shallenberger   Violin
Thalia Moore   Cello
Larry Granger   Cello
Teressa Adams   Cello
John Ronstadt   Background Vocals
Skywalker Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Katherine Johnk   Viola
Larry Epstein   Bass

Technical Credits

Mike Auldridge   Arranger
Linda Ronstadt   Arranger,Producer
Mother Maybelle Carter   Composer
David Olney   Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Sara Carter   Composer
Nathaniel Kunkel   Engineer
George Massenburg   Producer,Engineer
Doug Sax   Mastering
Roy Rogers   Contributor
Mike Valvano   Contributor,Transportation
Kosh   Art Direction
Ron Lewter   Mastering
Gavin Lurssen   Mastering
Traditional   Composer

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