Linda Ronstadt has collaborated with some of the most legendary artists across genres, including Aaron Neville, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Dolly Parton and more. Rhino will bring together 14 of her most memorable partnerships along with a previously unreleased collaboration with Laurie Lewis for Linda Ronstadt Duets, a new collection created with the help of Rhonda and her longtime manager, John Boylan.
Set for release on April 8, the album will hit stores ahead of Linda’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10. Last year, Linda released her memoir, Simple Dreams, and revealed she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which has left her unable to sing.
Several songs included on Linda Ronstadt Duets won GRAMMY Awards. She picked up her first of 12 GRAMMYs in 1976 for a cover of Hank Williams’ “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)” featuring Emmylou Harris. The album also includes two of her most successful collaborations, “Don’t Know Much” and “All My Life,” both of which feature Aaron Neville.
Duets includes several of Linda’s more recent collaborations, like “Sisters” with Bette Midler and “The New Partner Waltz” featuring Carl Jackson. The album also includes three tracks from Adieu False Heart, a GRAMMY-nominated album Linda recorded in 2006 with Cajun-music singer Ann Savoy, including a cover of the 1966 hit, “Walk Away Renée.”
Linda Ronstadt Duet’s Track Listing
1. “Adieu False Heart” with Ann Savoy
2. “I Can’t Get Over You” with Ann Savoy
3. “Walk Away Renee” with Ann Savoy
4. “The New Partner Waltz” with Carl Jackson
5. “I Never Will Marry” with Dolly Parton
6. “Pretty Bird” with Laurie Lewis*
7. “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)” with Emmylou Harris
8. “Hasten Down The Wind” with Don Henley
9. “Prisoner In Disguise” with J.D. Souther
10. “I Think It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” with James Taylor
11. “Don’t Know Much” with Aaron Neville
12. “All My Life” with Aaron Neville
13. “Somewhere Out There” with James Ingram
14. “Sisters” with Bette Midler
15. “Moonlight In Vermont” with Frank Sinatra