15 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Issued days before her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Duets is, as the title reveals, a compilation of various duets recorded throughout Linda Ronstadt’s long career. A previously unreleased version of “Pretty Bird” with Laurie Lewis is the one true rarity, with much of the collection focusing on the latter part of Ronstadt’s career. She has won 12 GRAMMY® Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Emmy. Several of those GRAMMY-winning tracks are here, such as her 1976 cover of Hank Williams’ “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)” with Emmylou Harris, her 1986 performance of “Somewhere Out There” with James Ingram for the soundtrack to An American Tail, and “Don’t Know Much” and “All My Life” with Aaron Neville from Ronstadt’s triple-platinum 1989 album, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Three cuts here are from her 2006 album Adieu False Heart with Cajun music singer Ann Savoy. Best of all may be her 1976 duet with The Eagles’ Don Henley on Warren Zevon’s “Hasten Down the Wind.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Issued days before her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Duets is, as the title reveals, a compilation of various duets recorded throughout Linda Ronstadt’s long career. A previously unreleased version of “Pretty Bird” with Laurie Lewis is the one true rarity, with much of the collection focusing on the latter part of Ronstadt’s career. She has won 12 GRAMMY® Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Emmy. Several of those GRAMMY-winning tracks are here, such as her 1976 cover of Hank Williams’ “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You)” with Emmylou Harris, her 1986 performance of “Somewhere Out There” with James Ingram for the soundtrack to An American Tail, and “Don’t Know Much” and “All My Life” with Aaron Neville from Ronstadt’s triple-platinum 1989 album, Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind. Three cuts here are from her 2006 album Adieu False Heart with Cajun music singer Ann Savoy. Best of all may be her 1976 duet with The Eagles’ Don Henley on Warren Zevon’s “Hasten Down the Wind.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
65 Ratings
65 Ratings
seattledoowop ,

seattledoowop

Linda was an outstanding singer and it is sad she can no longer perform due to Parkinson’s. This CD is worth every penny

Steve L, Sacramento ,

fan fovever

A good review of Linda's progression through her early country / rock days to her later, more refined library. Interesting to see what she believes to be the "best" of her duets. I would have added several other tracks personally.

An incredible talent and ohh so sexy back in the day. I will always love you and that incredible voice. Best wishes always.

Morgan, Southern CA ,

I can listen to Linda - Anytime

Incredible voice. Great tunes. Some of them are very well known, others kind of obscure.
I used to look forward to buying her new records when one came out every year, then go see her in concert. Let's see what she puts together next...
Don Henley also sang on Blue Bayou.

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