Greatest Hits [1976]

Greatest Hits [1976]

by Linda RonstadtLinda Ronstadt


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Two albums into her Asylum Records career, Linda Ronstadt was poised on the very brink of superstardom -- one more push (1977's Simple Dreams would do it), and the little ol' folk singer from Tucson would be the biggest-selling female artist of the decade. However, an army of new fans had arisen who needed to know more than the bare statistics, and that was why Greatest Hits became one of the key stocking stuffers of the 1976 holiday season. Reflecting, for the most part, on Ronstadt's prior four years of recording, Greatest Hits dipped into prehistory just once, with the inclusion of the Stone Poneys' "Different Drum." The remainder of that band's output was overlooked, however, and so was Ronstadt's eponymous debut album. Next came a cut from Don't Cry Now, one from the 1974 chart-topper Heart Like a Wheel, her final two albums for Capitol, a couple from Prisoner in Disguise and Hasten Down the Wind, and the blistering run of singles spawned by both of those albums: "Love Is a Rose," "That'll Be the Day," "Heatwave," "Tracks of My Tears," and if anybody noticed that her biggest hits were old radio favorites, then all the more power to Ronstadt for being so able to make them her own.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 0075596033329
catalogNumber: 916111
Rank: 42393

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Don Henley   Composer
Buddy Holly   Composer
Michael Nesmith   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Eric Kaz   Composer
Libby Titus   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Glenn Frey   Composer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Gary White   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Jack Rhodes   Composer
W. Prince Moore   Composer
Dick Reynolds   Composer

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