She had the tone early, but you can hear her control improve in each successive album. Her breaths sound more natural, her vibrato becomes more pronounced. In the ensuing years she was equally at home singing Pirates of Penzance on Broadway, making albums with big-band legend Nelson Riddle or the top Mariachi bands in Mexico, and harmonizing with Dolly Parton, Aaron Neville, or Kermit the Frog. She seemed to grasp that her voice was some supernatural gift that she had a responsibility to cultivate and share, and every time she went looking for bigger audiences, she found them eager to listen.
She needed a lyric that she could feel more deeply than anyone else, and a melody she could bless with her unwavering tone. There was a world of music in her mind, and this one whispered verse turned out to be the key that opened it. Skip to content Search query All Results. Pitchfork is the most trusted voice in music.
Her first to reach the top of the Billboard and winning a Grammy Award , it is considered to be Ronstadt's breakthrough album. It was Ronstadt's last album to be released by Capitol Records. At the time of its recording, Ronstadt had already moved to Asylum Records and released her first album there, however due to contractual obligations, Heart Like a Wheel was released by Capitol. Heart Like a Wheel became Ronstadt's first album to hit the top spot on the Billboard Top album chart and spent four weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart in early Stephen Holden 's review Rolling Stone described the title track as "a masterpiece of writing and arrangement" and lauded the album's expansive repertoire, production and song selection.
Heart Like a Wheel spent 51 weeks on the album chart. Retrospective reviews for Heart Like a Wheel widely regard it as a high-point in Ronstadt's oeuvre. She had the tone early, but you can hear her control improve in each successive album. Her breaths sound more natural, her vibrato becomes more pronounced. In , the album earned Ronstadt four nominations at the Grammy Awards. Producer Peter Asher was among the nominees for Producer of the Year. Heart Like a Wheel was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry in for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important.
Adapted from album's liner notes. We played it at a faster tempo live, which we did on that recording [ie. They were fantastic. Ronstadt would recall: "Ed Black, who played six-string guitar and pedal steel, started to play a rhythm riff on his Les Paul.
Kenny Edwards Andrew Gold added a sparse drum track, giving me a basic track to sing over. We did a few takes, picked one we liked, and then Andrew, who always played guitars and keyboards went to work with Peter [Asher]and began to work up layers of guitar, piano and percussion tracks. Linda Ronstadt's version of "You're No Good" became the song's most successful cover. The track ascended to number 1 on the Billboard Hot chart dated February 15, Buoyed in part by the success of "You're No Good", the album Heart Like a Wheel , which was released in late , was a major success, and eventually went double platinum.
It was also nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The success of "You're No Good" set a precedent for Ronstadt's single releases which over the next five years would virtually all be remakes of classic rock and roll songs. In a interview with the Los Angeles Times, Ronstadt expressed reservations about the recordings she had made during her s heyday, specifically citing "You're No Good": "I thought the production on 'You're No Good' was very good but [that] I didn't sing it very well.
As a song it was just an afterthought. It's not the kind of song I got a lot of satisfaction out of singing. Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April
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