BOOK: Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir by Linda Ronstadt (paperback)
Tracing the timeline of her remarkable life, Linda Ronstadt, whose forty-five year career has encompassed a wide array of musical styles, weaves together a captivating story of her origins in Tucson, Arizona, and her rise to stardom in the Southern California music scene of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Linda Ronstadt was born into a musical family, and her childhood was filled with everything from Gilbert and Sullivan to Mexican folk music to jazz and opera. Her artistic curiosity blossomed early, and she and her siblings began performing their own music for anyone who would listen. Now, in this beautifully crafted memoir, Ronstadt tells the story of her wide-ranging and utterly unique musical journey.
Ronstadt arrived in Los Angeles just as the folk rock movement was beginning to bloom, setting the stage for the development of country-rock. As part of the coterie of like-minded artists who played at the famed Troubadour club in West Hollywood, she helped define the musical style that dominated American music in the 1970s. One of her early backup bands went on to become the Eagles, and Linda went on to become the most successful female artist of the decade.
In Simple Dreams, Ronstadt reveals the eclectic and fascinating journey that led to her long-lasting success, including stories behind many of her beloved songs. And she describes it all in a voice as beautiful as the one that sang “Heart Like a Wheel”—longing, graceful, and authentic.
3-LP Vinyl, Classic Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look
Just One Look is a 3-LP set featuring material culled from Linda Ronstadt’s first big commercial breakthrough - her cover of Michael Nesmith's "Different Drum" - all the way through to her 1993 album Winter Light.
This 3-LP Set includes many of her most recognized hits including "You're No Good", "Blue Bayou", "Poor Poor Pitiful Me", "It's So Easy", and the list goes on and on (and we can't forget to mention "Just One Look").
1. Different Drum
2. Love Has No Pride
5. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
1. You're No Good
2. Tracks of My Tears
3. Heat Wave
4. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
1. Blue Bayou
2. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
3. It's So Easy
4. Tumbling Dice
5. I Will Never Marry
1. Just One Look
2. How Do I Make You
3. Hurt So Bad
4. I Can't Let Go
5. Get Closer
1. I Knew You When
2. Sometimes You Just Can't Win
4. Tell Him
5. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (with Aaron Neville)
1. Don't Know Much (feat. Aaron Neville)
2. Winter Light
3. A River for Him
4. Heartbeats Accelerating
5. Anyone Who Had A Heart