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Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [MFSL 2017] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974) [MFSL 2017]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 31:31 minutes | Scans included | 1,27 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 627 MB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2190

Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system, this hybrid SACD presents Heart Like a Wheel with astounding clarity, depth, and naturalism. Still the most difficult instrument to accurately capture, the female voice is here conveyed with transfixing realism, warmth, and feeling. The inner beauty of Ronstadt’s flawless phrasing and passionate inflections bears out with obvious candor, her tonality and emotiveness pouring through every lyric and wordless expression.

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Linda Ronstadt – The ’80s Collection (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Linda Ronstadt – The ’80s Collection (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Digital Booklet | 5.49 GB  | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDtracks | © Rhino/Elektra

Linda Ronstadt’s complete 1980s discography.

Mad Love (1980, certified Platinum in US)
Get Closer (1982, certified Gold in US)
What’s New (1983, certified 3x Platinum in US, Platinum in Canada)
Lush Life (1984, certified Platinum in US)
For Sentimental Reasons (1986, certified Platinum in US)
Canciones de Mi Padre (1987, certified 2x Platinum in US)
Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (1989, certified 3x Platinum in US, Platinum in Canada, and Gold in UK)

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Linda Ronstadt – The ’70s Collection (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Linda Ronstadt – The ’70s Collection (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | 3:02:11 Miniutes | Digital Booklet | 6.7 GB | Genre: Pop
Official Digital Download – Source: HDtracks | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

This collection features five of Linda Ronstadt’s best albums from the 1970s, the decade during which she became one of the most popular singers in the music world.

Don’t Cry Now (released in 1973, peaked at #45 on the Billboard 200 chart, RIAA certified Gold) tracks 1-10

Prisoner In Disguise (released in 1975, peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart, RIAA certified Platinum) tracks 11-21

Hasten Down the Wind (released in 1976,peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart, RIAA certified Platinum) tracks 22-33

Simple Dreams (released in 1977, peaked at #1 Billboard 200 chart, RIAA certified 3x Platinum ) tracks 34-43

Living in the USA (released in 1978, peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, RIAA certified 2x Platinum) tracks 44-53

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Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris – The Complete Trio Collection {Deluxe} (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris – The Complete Trio Collection {Deluxe} (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 2:26:53 minutes | 2,43 GB | Genre: Country
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Rhino

The threesome released two albums together, Trio (1987) and Trio II (1999), which have combined to sell more than five million copies worldwide and win three Grammy® Awards. Both of these classic albums have been newly remastered for a three-CD collection packed with rare and unreleased music produced by Harris. The bonus disc is loaded with 20 songs, including alternate takes and completely unreleased recordings from the trio spanning both album sessions.

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Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris – Trio (1987/2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris – Trio (1987/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192kHz | Time – 00:39:48 minutes | 1.41 GB | Genre: Country, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: acousticsounds.com | © Warner Bros. Records
Recorded: Los Angeles, California, USA, January – November 1986

Trio is the unbelievable collaboration between music legends, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris. This multi-Platinum release topped Billboard’s Top Country albums and reached #6 on the Billboard 200. It includes the standouts, “To Know Him Is To Love Him,” “Wildflowers” and “Those Memories Of You.” It was nominated for Album of the Year and won the GRAMMY® for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

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Linda Ronstadt – Live In Hollywood (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Linda Ronstadt – Live In Hollywood (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 48:44 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Rhino

Billed as Linda Ronstadt’s first-ever live album, 2019’s Live in Hollywood captures highlights from an April 24, 1980 concert previously aired on HBO in 1980. Live in Hollywood doesn’t match the set list of the HBO special. Instead, Ronstadt selected 12 performances from the 20-song concert, nine of which didn’t make the air back in 1980. Generally, the songs selected for Live in Hollywood avoid the new wave elements that characterized Mad Love, the 1980 album Ronstadt was promoting at the time — the propulsive “How Do I Make You” and “I Can’t Let Go” made the cut, but the title track and Elvis Costello cover “Party Girl” were left behind — but there are certainly elements that date the performance to 1980, particularly the synth drum pinging in the background. Set such period accoutrements aside, and the album glides by with the skill and ease of seasoned SoCal professionals, and Ronstadt stands at the center of it all as a compelling presence. These 12 tracks casually illustrate her facility with both soft rock and old-time rock & roll, and if the set list leans heavily on oldies, the combination of guts and polish makes her renditions memorable. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Linda Ronstadt – Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (feat. Aaron Neville) (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Linda Ronstadt – Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind (feat. Aaron Neville) (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:33 minutes | 863 MB | Genre: Rock, Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Iconic Artists Group

Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind is a studio album by American singer/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in October 1989 by Elektra Records. Produced by Peter Asher, the album features several duets with singer Aaron Neville — two of which earned Grammy Awards — and several songs written by Jimmy Webb and Karla Bonoff. The album was a major success internationally. It sold over three million copies and was certified Triple Platinum in the United States alone.

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Linda Ronstadt and The Nelson Riddle Orchestra – What’s New (1983) [Japanese SACD 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} PS3 ISO + FLAC

Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra – What’s New (1983) [Japanese SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | DST 64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:02 mins | Scans included | 2,41 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 771 MB
SACD Hybrid reissue release from Linda Ronstadt. Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround.

Instead of trying to compete with a newer, fashion-conscious pop marketplace, Linda Ronstadt removed herself from the rat race, recording an album of traditional pop standards with Nelson Riddle. Ronstadt’s voice isn’t always showcased to a fine effect on these songs, but the record is an interesting change of pace. And it would have been more interesting if she hadn’t repeated its formula on her next two records.

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Linda Ronstadt – Just One Look: Classic Linda Ronstadt (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Linda Ronstadt – Just One Look: Classic Linda Ronstadt (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:37:46 minutes | 2,13 GB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Booklet, Front Cover | © Rhino – Elektra

As perhaps should be expected from a double-disc collection bearing 30 tracks, Just One Look: Classic Linda Ronstadt does indeed cover most of Ronstadt’s career, beginning with the Stone Poneys’ “Different Drum” and running into the late ’90s, when she wrapped up her time with Elektra Records. This doesn’t mean each era gets equal weight, however. Just One Look emphasizes her latter-day adult contemporary material over her cracking early country-rock, a trade-off that will likely satisfy listeners familiar with Ronstadt mainly through the radio. This does mean there are some terrific works left behind her big breakthrough “You’re No Good” comes just six songs into this collection, so anything prior to that gets short shrift, but this settles into a good soft rock groove and should satisfy a listener who wants nothing but hits, and a lot of them at that.

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Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974/2013) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like A Wheel (1974/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 31:40 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Chart History/Awards
– #1 on Billboard 200 album chart in 1975.
– #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “You’re No Good”.
– 51 weeks on the Billboard 200 Chart.
– Named top female pop artist of the year by Billboard.
– Certified Gold in January 1975 by the RIAA, and Platinum and Double Platinum in 1991.
– Linda Ronstadt was awarded a GRAMMY in 1976 for Best Country Vocal Performance Female for “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”.
Heart Like a Wheel was ranked #164 by Rolling Stone magazine on its list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Heart Like a Wheel is considered by many to be Linda Ronstadt’s masterpiece album, as well as a perfect example of the emerging genre of country rock. The album did extremely well with both pop/rock and country listeners, and was Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough. It featured arrangements by Peter Asher, Andrew Gold, and Gregory Rose that are now considered to be exemplary within the genre. Critics and listeners agree; this is one of Ronstadt’s best albums!

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