RELEASE
1974
LABEL
Capitol
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Soft Rock, Folk-Rock

Album Review

Following the same formula as her early records, Heart Like a Wheel doesn't appear to be a great breakthrough on the surface. However, Ronstadt comes into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics. Backed by a fleet of Los Angeles musicians, Ronstadt sings with vigor and passion, helping bring the music alive. But what really makes Heart Like a Wheel a breakthrough is the inventive arrangements that producer Peter Asher, Ronstadt, and the studio musicians have developed. Finding the right note for each song -- whether it's the soulful reworking of "When Will I Be Loved," the hit "You're No Good," or the laid-back folk-rock of "Willing" -- the musicians help turn Heart Like a Wheel into a veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. You're No Good
  2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
  3. Faithless Love
  4. The Dark End of the Street
  5. Heart Like a Wheel
  6. When Will I Be Loved?
  7. Willin'
  8. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)
  9. Keep Me from Blowing Away
  10. You Can Close Your Eyes