The Linda Ronstadt Box Set

The Linda Ronstadt Box Set

by Linda Ronstadt



There are many stories told on THE LINDA RONSTADT BOX SET, but by far the most important one traces the arc of a masterful interpreter's artistic growth. Although the four discs are arranged thematically rather than chronologically, it's still easy to appreciate how far Linda Ronstadt has traveled, from the brash emoting of 1967's "A Different Drum" to the sophistication evinced in timbre and phrasing on the challenging standards she cut on three magnificent albums with Nelson Riddle, on the Mexican songs she rendered so passionately on two albums, and especially on the idiosyncratic Gilbert & Sullivan material from her appearance in the Broadway cast of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which required nothing less than for her to retrain her voice. Of course these discs incorporate plenty of rock, pop, soul, and especially country (including a sultry, swinging take with Emmylou Harris on Hank Williams's "Honky Tonk Blues," left off of HEART LIKE A WHEEL but surfacing here at last), a bushel of hits, several unreleased rarities, and enough Dolly-Linda-Emmylou cuts (in various configurations) to send you back to the Trio albums and WESTERN WALL for a deeper experience with those exceptional ladies. Want to know how great Linda Ronstadt is? On a duet with Kermit the Frog on Boudleaux Bryant's classic swooner "All I Have to Do Is Dream" (included on the rarities disc), the woman more than holds her own against the amphibian who immortalized "It Ain't Easy Being Green," as the two whisper delicately nuanced sweet nothings to each other in song. All of which goes to show that Linda Ronstadt has indeed set an imposing standard in her time.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1999
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596247221
catalogNumber: 62472


Disc 1

  1. When We Ran
  2. Ruler of My Heart
  3. Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry
  4. We Will Rock You
  5. Winter Light
  6. Anyone Who Had a Heart
  7. I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself
  8. Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
  9. Do What You Gotta Do
  10. Heartbeats Accelerating
  11. Goodbye My Friend
  12. Adios
  13. Cry Like a Rainstorm
  14. Trouble Again
  15. Easy for You to Say
  16. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  17. Get Closer
  18. Hurt So Bad
  19. I Can't Let Go
  20. Ooo Baby Baby
  21. Just One Look
  22. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me

Disc 2

  1. Blue Bayou
  2. Try Me Again
  3. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
  4. Heart Like a Wheel
  5. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  6. You're No Good
  7. When Will I Be Loved?
  8. Long, Long Time
  9. Different Drum
  10. Little Girl Blue
  11. I Get Along Without You Very Well
  12. My Funny Valentine
  13. When You Wish upon a Star
  14. It Never Entered My Mind
  15. Skylark
  16. What's New?
  17. Quiereme Mucho
  18. Frenesi
  19. Mentira Salome
  20. La Mariquita (Lady Bug)
  21. El Crucifijo de Piedra (The Crucifix of Stone)

Disc 3

  1. High Sierra
  2. Lover's Return
  3. The Blue Train
  4. Feels Like Home
  5. Gentle Annie
  6. Please Remember Me
  7. After the Gold Rush
  8. Moonlight in Vermont
  9. El Camino (The Road)
  10. All My Life
  11. Don't Know Much
  12. Back in the U.S.A.
  13. El Sol Que Tu Eres
  14. Telling Me Lies
  15. Somewhere out There
  16. I Think It's Gonna Work out Fine
  17. I Never Will Marry
  18. Prisoner in Disguise
  19. Faithless Love
  20. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)

Disc 4

  1. Gainesville
  2. Sandman's Coming
  3. My Hero
  4. All I Have to Do Is Dream
  5. Dreams to Dream
  6. The Blacksmith
  7. Bandit & A Heart Breaker
  8. Keep Me from Blowing Away
  9. The Sweetest Gift
  10. Freezing
  11. Poor Wandering One
  12. Sorry Her Lot
  13. I Want a Horse
  14. All That You Dream
  15. Hearts Against the Wind
  16. Tumbling Dice
  17. Border Town
  18. Falling Star
  19. Honky Tonk Blues
  20. Lightning Bar Blues
  21. Why
  22. I'd Like to Know
  23. Everybody Has Their Own Ideas

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Ronstadt   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guica,Vocal Harmony
Robert Cray   Guitar
Mike Auldridge   Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar
Alison Krauss   Fiddle
Ricky Skaggs   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
John Starling   Guitar,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Track Performer
Dolly Parton   Track Performer
Buddy Spicher   Fiddle
Keith Green   Trombone
Philip Glass   Track Performer
Frank Sinatra   Track Performer
Patti Austin   Background Vocals
Chuck Berry   Guitar,Background Vocals
Don Henley   Background Vocals
James Ingram   Track Performer
Albert Lee   Acoustic Guitar
David Lindley   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Autoharp
Little Feat   Track Performer
Aaron Neville   Track Performer
Brian Wilson   Background Vocals
Justo Almario   Horn Section
Plas Johnson   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Don Randi   Harpsichord
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Armando Peraza   Percussion
Viola   Acoustic Guitar
Lyle Ritz   Bass
Yomo Toro   Tres
Maria Muldaur   Vocal Harmony
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
David Foster   Keyboards
Paul Barrére   Guitar
Valerie Carter   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Andrew Gold   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Conga,Drums,Electric Guitar
Clydie King   Background Vocals
Nicolette Larson   Background Vocals
Stone Poneys   Track Performer
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Wendy Waldman   Piano,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Lou Reid   Fiddle
Gilberto Puente   Acoustic Guitar
Daniel Kobialka   Concert Master
Bill Moersch   Mallets
Gary Schocker   Harp
Peter Asher   Percussion,Maracas,Tambourine,Hand Clapping,cowbell,Vocal Harmony
Leonard Atkins   Concert Master
Jeff Baxter   Pedal Steel Guitar
Benmont Tench   Piano,Hammond Organ
Chuck Berghofer   Rhythm Bass
Michael Bowden   Bass
Richard Bowden   Electric Guitar
Ray Brown   Bass
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano,fender rhodes
Gene Burkert   Horn Section
Rosemary Butler   Background Vocals
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Charles Veal   Concert Master
Sam Clayton   Conga,Background Vocals
Richard Coff   Percussion
Richard Cohen   Clarinet
Luis Conte   Percussion
Paul Craft   Guitar,Vocals
Lauren Draper   Trumpet
Dan Dugmore   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Guillermo Edghill   Bass
Jesse Ehrlich   Violin,Cello,Viola
Ben Eldridge   Banjo
Chris Ethridge   Bass
Dennis Farias   Horn Section
Richard Feves   Double Bass
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Steve Fishell   Pedal Steel Guitar
Flaco Jiménez   Accordion
Simon Franglen   Synclavier
Gib Guilbeau   Fiddle,Background Vocals
John Gilutin   Organ,Keyboards
Jim Gilstrap   Background Vocals
Bob Glaub   Bass
Mark Goldenberg   Electric Guitar,Soloist
Kenny Gradney   Bass
Tom Gray   Upright Bass
David Grisman   Mandolin
Pat Henderson   Background Vocals
Jim Horn   Baritone Saxophone
Craig Hull   Guitar
David Hungate   Bass
Roy M. "Junior" Husky   Bass
Harry Hyams   Violin,Cello,Viola
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar
Dennis James   Glass Harmonica
Marlena Jeter   Background Vocals
Darryl Johnson   Bass
Dennis Karmazyn   Cello
Terrance Kelly   Conductor
Danny Kortchmar   Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Percussion,Drums
William Kurash   Violin,Cello,Viola
Bobby LaKind   Percussion
Michael Landau   Electric Guitar
Bernie Leadon   Acoustic Guitar
Chuck Leavell   Keyboards
John Lehman   Background Vocals
Bob Magnusson   Bass
Bob Mann   Guitar,Conductor
Rick Marotta   Drums,cowbell,Synthesizer Drums
Anna McGarrigle   Vocals
Mickey McGee   Drums
Guy Moon   Synthesizer Pads
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Weldon Myrick   Pedal Steel Guitar
Nelson Riddle   Conductor
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar
Bill Payne   Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer
Herb Pedersen   Banjo
Joel Peskin   Horn Section
Stanley Plummer   Violin,Cello,Viola
Norbert Putnam   Bass,Harpsichord
Keith Richards   Guitar,Background Vocals
Emil Richards   Vibes
Nathan Ross   Concert Master
Joan Rotondi   Piano
Rick Shlosser   Drums
J.D. Souther   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Robert Sushel   Violin,Cello,Viola
Fred Tackett   Guitar
Tommy Tedesco   Guitar
Ted Templeman   Percussion
Mike Turre   Horn Section
Carlos Vega   Drums
Arturo Velasco   Horn Section
Orestes Vilató   Percussion
Chauncey Welsch   Trombone
Steve Whitmire   Vocal Harmony
Ron Anthony   Guitar
John Duffey   Mandolin
Brian Stoltz   Guitar
Anthony Terran   Trumpet,Soloist
Keith Underwood   Flute
Waddy Wachtel   Electric Guitar
Stephen B. Gillette   Guitar
Katie McElrath   Flute
John Bova   Trumpet
Kate McGarrigle   Piano,Vocals
Marianne Wagner   Strings
Bob Warford   Acoustic Guitar
Leland Sklar   Bass
Danny Valdez   Guitar,Vocals
Nick Brown   Guitar
Angela Koregelos   Flute
Sidney Sharp   Violin,Concert Master
Juan Jose Almaguer   Violin,Vocals
William Elliot   Conductor
Leonel Galvez   Guitar
Sheryl Henze   Flute
Ada Janik   Keyboards
Dennis Masuzzo   Bass
Oscar Meza   Bass
José Román   Horn Section
Larry Spivack   Percussion
Rafael Palomar   Guitar
Pancho Roman   Percussion
Gregory Rose   Conductor
Federico Torres   Trumpet
Eddie Black   Electric Guitar
Allen Shawn   Keyboards
Michael Ronstadt   Track Performer
Peter Ronstadt   Track Performer
Santiago Maldonado   Harp
Susan Anderson   Keyboards
Dan Berlinghoff   Keyboards
Nati Cano   Violin
Skywalker Symphony Orchestra   Strings
Mike Botts   Drums
Sherlie Matthews   Background Vocals
Steven Hartman   Clarinet
Daniel Fornero   Horn Section

Technical Credits

Seldom Scene   Producer
John Starling   Producer
Donald Fagen   Composer
Randy Newman   Arranger,Producer
Linda Ronstadt   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestral Arrangements
Brian Wilson   Vocal Arrangements
Carla Bley   Producer
Robert Kraft   Producer
Michael Mantler   Producer
Kronos Quartet and Trio Da Kali   Instrumentation
Patrick Williams   Arranger
Mort Shuman   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
David Foster   Producer
Paul Barrére   Producer
Andrew Gold   Arp String Ensemble
Jimmy Webb   Orchestral Arrangements
Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán   Contributor
Peter Asher   Producer
Irving Azoff   Executive Producer
Joe Boyd   Producer
John Boylan   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Mike Curb   Producer
Hal David   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer
Rubén Fuentes   Arranger,Producer
Glyn Johns   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
Steve Holroyd   Engineer
Terrance Kelly   Choir Arrangement
David Levine   Producer
Bob Mann   rhythm arrangement,Orchestral Arrangements
George Massenburg   Producer,Engineer
Kurt Munkasci   Producer
Nelson Riddle   Arranger
Bill Payne   String Arrangements
Herb Pedersen   Vocal Arrangements
Doc Pomus   Composer
Phil Ramone   Producer
Keith Richards   Producer
Lucy Simon   Producer
Steve Tyrell   Producer,rhythm arrangement
Nick Venet   Producer
Hank Williams   Composer
Frank Wolf   Producer
Hank Cattaneo   Producer
Kate McGarrigle   Arranger
Danny Valdez   Arranger
Kosh   Art Direction
Ray Santos   Arranger
Alberto Dominguez   Composer
Gregory Rose   String Arrangements
Leonard Whitcup   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Camperos de Nati Cano   Contributor

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