Download as PDF Printable version. Greatest Hits Simple Dreams Living in the USA Christgau's Record Guide. Rolling Stone. The Village Voice. Buddy Holly , Norman Petty. Roy Orbison , Joe Melson. Waddy Wachtel. Mick Jagger , Keith Richards. Total length:. Simple Man, Simple Dream. Sorrow Lives Here. Eric Kaz. I Never Will Marry. Blue Bayou. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me. Maybe I'm Right. Luther's Assistant , May 31, Jarleboy , Randoms , mcd and 1 other person like this.
Location: Lillington NC. Location: Virginia. I think ive seen this record more than any in the used bins over the years mustve sold a gazillion, love her Tumbling Dice, especially live.
Location: NYC. George P , May 31, Location: UK. Love this album, probably my joint favourite along with Cry Like A Rainstorm. Porkpie , Jun 1, Location: Durham. Always thought this one was disappointing after the previous three. Flaming Torch , Jun 1, Bobby Morrow , Jun 1, Jarleboy , Randoms , Dante Fontana and 2 others like this. SD is another classic of the prime 70s-era Linda. It was hugely popular but for me ranks lower on my list of favorites, even though it's got a lot of great songs.
I tired a bit of Blue Bayou for some reason, even though she sings it so beautifully. I love the way she performed it live over the years, always singing the last verse in Spanish - that was cool. Before it became well-known that she did this, the crowd would really react cheering when she started the Spanish part. It was a cool way to really make the song her own. I love the sexy little growls in It's So Easy - the second time she says " Souther's modestly self-pitying "Simple Man, Simple Dream" with a thorough sympathy for and understanding of Souther's message- that the lover of simple truths is easily ridiculed.
She gets Eric Kaz' complex "Sorrow Lives Here" Kaz, it seems, is getting ready to challenge Leonard Cohen as the world's most morose songwriter just right.
Simple Dreams' second side is better paced and begins with the song, "Blue Bayou," that caused me to compare Ronstadt to Billie Holiday.
The transition she makes from the introduction to the chorus "I'm going back someday, come what may to Blue Bayou" is simply electrifying. It also knocked Elvis Presley out of 1 on Billboard' s Country Albums chart after 'The King' held the gridlock for fifteen consecutive weeks following his death in August. Originally, the cover photograph had Ronstadt dressed in a mini-slip seated in front of multiple mirrors. Uncomfortable with the physical exposure, Linda changed into a robe, and the picture was made artificially grainy.
A re-touched outtake photo from the original photo sessions was later included on the inner sleeve for her Platinum-plus Greatest Hits, Volume 2 album in A triple platinum album spawning 4 hit singles. Though sadly not by her. It was the first LP I bought by her. On a whim to be honest. Nearly 40 years later I think it's the best of her 70's albums. It flows very well and there isn't an ounce of waste throughout. Really beautiful moment. So, are you a fan of Simple Dreams?
Any special memories for you? What's your preferred pressing if so? Bobby Morrow , Mar 17, Track listing Edit Side one No. Title Writer s Length 1. Souther 4.Mar 17, · Simple Dreams is the eighth studio album by the American rock artist Linda Ronstadt, released in September via Asylum reubloomandelconsde.barcountfitmaduseshoyracalromarda.co of the most successful albums of Ronstadt's career, Simple Dreams spent five successive weeks at #1 on the Billboardalbum chart in late , displacingFleetwood Mac's Rumours at #1 after 29 record-breaking weeks in the pole position.