Adieu False Heart

Adieu False Heart

by Linda Ronstadt

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Overview

Suffused with melancholy and aching with the sweet sorrow of parting, Adieu False Heart is an aptly titled discourse on the journey from heartbreak to healing. Linda Ronstadt and the acclaimed Cajun belter Ann Savoy, who first teamed on the 2002 Cajun music tribute album Evangeline Made, sing solo and in harmony with a delicacy and knowing restraint that may even surprise the artists' longtime followers. These are intimate confessions, arranged with spare, acoustic instrumentation (among the key players are Sam Bush on mandolin, Byron House on upright bass, and the incomparable Stuart Duncan on fiddle, with Kristin Wilkinson doing her usual superb job on string arrangements) that provides gentle ballast for these 13 songs. The pair extend their Cajun collaboration with three tunes sung in French Cajun, including the 1930s hit "Parlez-Moi D'amour," its ethereal vocal duet boasting a tender winsomeness worthy of Edith Piaf's most memorable paeans to the lovelorn. They range far and wide for the rest of their material: The rustic title song is based on a 19th-century tune popularized by Arthur Smith; the duo cop a hypnotic kiss-off number, "The One I Love Is Gone," from Bill Monroe; Julie Miller's "I Can't Get Over You" elicits a tear-inducing reading from Ronstadt, whose interpretation is as moving for what she holds back as for what it gives in emotional wallop; and Richard Thompson is the recipient of extraordinarily deep performances of his lilting, slightly acidic "King of Bohemia" and his devastating sotto voce ballad "Burns' Supper." Topping it off, a Cajun ballad makeover transforms the Left Banke hit "Walk Away Renée." A transcendent experience, Adieu False Heart is all raw nerve, but it hurts so good.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2006
Label: Vanguard Records
UPC: 0015707980821
catalogNumber: 79808

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist
Sam Bush   Mandolin
Sam Broussard   Acoustic Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Byron House   Upright Bass
Dirk Powell   Harmonica,Accordion,Bass Guitar
Joel Savoy   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle
Kristin Wilkinson   Strings
Andrea Zonn   Violin
Chas Justus   Acoustic Guitar
Krista Wilkinson   Viola

Technical Credits

Bill Monroe   Composer
Kevin Welch   Composer
John Jacob Niles   Composer
Richard Thompson   Composer
Julie Miller   Composer
Mike Brown   Composer
Scott Dooley   Composer
David Greely   Composer
John Hadley   Composer
Michel Hindenoch   Composer
Tony Sansone   Composer
Chas Justus   Composer
J. Neuburger   Composer
Bob Calilli   Composer

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Adieu False Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Came across this album by chance. Have always been a HUGE Linda Ronstadt fan. Had only known Ann Savoy's sound from the film "The Sisterhood of the YaYa's." This is the perfect blend of voices. The music choices are perfect! Love this album. Great for morning listening as you drink your first cup of coffee or take a walk through the garden.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just bought this cd after seeing it was nominated for a Grammy for folk album of the year. A stunning collection of songs and such heartfelt performances. Reminiscent of Ronstadt's other recent triumph with Emmylou Harris: The Western Wall Sessions. Savoy is a new discovery for me and a wonderful one. Highly recommended. Ronstadt enters her 40th year making records in fine style.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love that you can hear the individual instruments, including the 2 women's voices.....as separate, intertwining melodies....."southern music, why are you so sad?", sang maria muldaur, years earlier, and this album has many truly sad songs, but some bright ones as well.....has a historic feel to it, like pioneer farmers and cajun survivors on the bayou.....i like it way better than i expected, because it is genuine and gives you a glimpse of past lives......
Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS NEW RELEASE BY LINDA AND ANN DEMONSTRATES THEIR ADMIRATION FOR EACH OTHER AND THE MATERIAL THEY COVER!!! IT IS AN OUTSTANDING ALBUM WHERE THE SUPERB VOCALS AND INSTRUMENTATION SHARE THE SPOTLIGHT. THE PRODUCTION IS EXCELLENT ALSO AND NO EXPENSE WAS SPARED TO ACHIEVE THE HIGH QUALITY OF MUSICIANSHIP DEMONSTRATED ON THE ALBUM. ALL TRACKS ARE EXCELLENT AND ARE FROM VARYING GENRES SUCH AS FOLK, POP, CAJUN AND BLUESGRASS, BUT THE STANDOUTS FOR THIS REVIWER ARE THE TITLE TRACK FOR IT'S HAUNTING AND TIGHT HARMONIES, 'KING OF BOHEMIA" (A RICHARD THOMPSON SONG) FOR THE EXQUISITE AND EMOTIONAL VOCALS BY LINDA, THE COUNTRY BLUESY "THE ONE I LOVE IS GONE" AND A SUPERB EMOTIONAL READING OF THE POP CLASSIC "WALK AWAY RENEE." IT IS AMAZING HOW COHESIVE THE TRACKS ARE AND HOW THEY FLOW TO CREATE A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE!!! DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS FINE COLLECTION DESTINED TO BE ON MANY CRITICS' CHOICE FOR TOP ALBUMS OF THE YEAR!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! 5 STARS!!!! EDDIEJINNJ
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