Essential Listening: Linda Ronstadt – Silver Threads (2CD)

Silver Threads (2CD)

Linda Ronstadt had a lengthy career from the sixties through to the early part of the noughties and her career was only halted due to illness. In that period she released thirty albums and fifteen compilation albums for a number of record labels She first came to prominence as the singer in the Stone Pony’s, scoring a huge hit with a cover of the Michael Nesmith song Different Drum. Following the split of the Stone Pony’s Linda began a solo career and released a number of critically well received albums for Capitol Records before signing to David Geffen’s then new record label Asylum in 1973.

From here through until 1987 Linda released a number of hugely successful albums mixing pop rock and country and even Spanish songs. In 1988 she switched to the main Warner’s label and continued to have success, including hit singles with the likes of Aaron Neville (I Don’t Know Much) and James Ingram (Somewhere Out There).Linda Ronstadt also released two albums with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris (Trio and Trio II) and one album with Emmylou Harris ( Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions). Over the years Linda Ronstadt has been awarded a Grammy Award ten times and been nominated a further seventeen times. In 2014 she published her autobiography and in April of 2014 she was also inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Disc One 1/ KSAN Intro 2/Nightingale 3/ I Fall To Pieces 4/ Silver Threads And Golden Needles 5/ Love Has No Pride 6/  Rock Me On The Water 7/ I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 8/ It Doesn’t Matter Anymore 9/ Dark End Of The Street 10/ I Believe In You 11 /Crazy Arms 12/ Long Long Time 13/ You’re No Good Credits Linda Ronstadt Vocals. Andrew Gold Guitar. Bob Warford Guitar. Doug Hayward Bass John Boylan Piano. Jim Hodder Drums. Jeff”Skunk” Baxter Steel Guitar Recorded at The Record Plant, Sausalito, San Francisco CA. November 18th 1973 Disc Two 01/ Colorado 02/ Silver Threads and Golden needles 03/ I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You 04/ Desperado 05/When Will I Be Loved 06/ Long, Long Time 07/ You’re No Good 08/ Heatwave 09/ Heart Like A Wheel Credits: Linda Ronstadt (vocals) Ed Black (guitar, pedal steel guitar) Herb Pederson (steel guitar) Kenny Edwards (bass) Mike Botts (drums) Andrew Gold (guitars, vocals)  Glen D Hardin (keyboards) Recorded at Berkeley Community Theatre February 6th 1975 •This package contains two unreleased American radio broadcast performances  from Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Linda Ronstadt from 1973 and 1975 •Includes staples of Linda Ronstadt’s career including, You’re No Good, Silver Threads and Golden Needles, When Will I Be Loved,  Heatwave •Rarely Seen Photographs  •Audio restored

•Liner notes by Broadcaster/Author Jon Kirkman •Presented In Replica LP Gatefold Sleeve

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