Linda Ronstadt Prisoner in Disguise on Numbered-Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Detailed, Intimate, Transparent Sound
Ronstadt's Don't Cry Now, Hasten Down the Wind, and Simple Dreams Also Available on 180g LP from MoFi
What do Emmylou Harris, James Taylor, David Grisman, J.D. Souther, Maria Muldaur, and Lowell George have in common? The famed artists all guest on Linda Ronstadt's Prisoner In Disguise, a rootsy 1975 treasure that advanced the vocalist's reputation as a champion interpreter of popular song and drew acclaim for its outstanding session musicianship. This is the famed 70s California sound at its peak – and a must for fans of the Eagles, Jackson Browne, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Ronstadt makes folk, bluesy rock, and soul her own. Taylor's "Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox" and Neil Young's "Love Is a Rose" are among the tunes she lends her trademark country flair. Her Top 30 rendition of Smokey Robinson's "The Tracks of My Tears" and upbeat version of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas' "Heatwave" are among the truest Motown covers ever recorded. And while overlooked at the time, Ronstadt's poignant take of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" outshines any other.
Now you can experience Ronstadt's whippoorwill tones with a clarity and depth never thought possible. Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's version throws open the window on the singer's rich range and erases the artificial ceiling that formerly rounded off her highs. Integral to her phrasing and emotion, every vocal hiccup, vibrato, and shiver is presented amidst a natural, organic backdrop. The vivid detail and immediacy also extend to the brilliant arrangements. And those harmonies! Ronstadt's duet with Harris on "The Sweetest Gift" is a clinic on how overlapping voices should sound. Simply gorgeous.
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Linda Ronstadt Prisoner In Disguise Track Listing:
- Love Is A Rose
- Hey Mister, That's Me Up On The Jukebox
- Roll Um Easy
- Tracks Of My Tears
- Prisoner In Disguise
- Heat Wave
- Many Rivers To Cross
- The Sweetest Gift
- You Tell Me That I'M Falling Down
- I Will Always Love You
- Silver Blue