Raven's 2009 two-fer combines Linda Ronstadt
's first two albums in their entirety, adding a bonus track of her 1970 non-LP single "(She's A) Very Lovely Woman." That Emitt Rhodes
nugget is the primary enticement for Ronstadt
collectors, as it did not show up on Capitol's 2006 two-disc collection The Best of Linda Ronstadt: The Capitol Years
, which otherwise rounded up every cut from her first four albums, naturally including the two albums featured here. That disc may offer twice as much early Linda
, but taken on its own terms, this two-fer of Hand Sown...Home Grown
and Silk Purse
is attractively packaged and very enjoyable.