Heart Like a Wheel

Heart Like a Wheel

by Linda Ronstadt
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Heart Like a Wheel

Following the same formula as her early records, Heart Like a Wheel doesn't appear to be a great breakthrough on the surface. However, Ronstadt comes into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics. Backed by a fleet of Los Angeles musicians, Ronstadt sings with vigor and passion, helping bring the music alive. But what really makes Heart Like a Wheel a breakthrough is the inventive arrangements that producer Peter Asher, Ronstadt, and the studio musicians have developed. Finding the right note for each song -- whether it's the soulful reworking of "When Will I Be Loved," the hit "You're No Good," or the laid-back folk-rock of "Willing" -- the musicians help turn Heart Like a Wheel into a veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774607322
catalogNumber: 46073

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
John Starling   Acoustic Guitar
Emmylou Harris   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Don Henley   Drums,Vocals
David Lindley   Fiddle,Violin
Maria Muldaur   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Andrew Gold   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Ukulele,Vocals,Background Vocals,Soloist
Clydie King   Vocals,Background Vocals
Wendy Waldman   Vocals,Background Vocals
Sneaky Pete Kleinow   Pedal Steel Guitar
Peter Asher   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals,cowbell
Ed Black   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Boylan   Acoustic Guitar
David Campbell   Viola
Cissy Houston   Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Craft   Acoustic Guitar
Kenny Edwards   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Jimmie Fadden   Harmonica,Horn
Richard Feves   Bass,Double Bass
Glenn Frey   Acoustic Guitar
Emory Gordy   Bass
Tom Guidera   Bass
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Shirley Matthews   Background Vocals
Lloyd Myers   Drums
Joyce Nesbitt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Herb Pedersen   Banjo,Vocals,Background Vocals
Danny Pendleton   Steel Guitar
Timothy B. Schmit   Bass
J.D. Souther   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Dennis St. John   Drums
Robert Warford   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Whirley Matthews   Background Vocals
Bob Warford   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Gregory Rose   Conductor
Eddie Black   Electric Guitar
Sherlie Matthews   Vocals,Background Vocals
David Paul Campbell   Viola

Technical Credits

Jesse Fuller   Composer
Peter Asher   Producer
David Campbell   String Arrangements
Dennis Ferrante   Engineer
Val Garay   Engineer
Bernie Grundman   Master Clearance
John Haeny   Engineer
David Hassinger   Engineer
Peter Kelsey   Engineer
George Massenburg   Engineer
Spooner Oldham   Composer
Peter Swettenham   Engineer
Bob Wynne   Repackaging
Eve Babitz   Sleeve Photo
Gregory Rose   String Arrangements
David Paul Campbell   String Arrangements

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Heart Like a Wheel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Starbug More than 1 year ago
Linda Ronstadt has been my favorite female singer since 1977 when I heard Prisoner in Disguise in a record store and bought it. Soon after, I got Heart Like a Wheel and even after all these years, these 2 remain my favorite Linda Ronstadt albums.