Pop/Rock, Country-Rock, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Contemporary

Album Review

Featuring a broader array of styles than any previous Linda Ronstadt record, Simple Dreams reconfirms her substantial talents as an interpretive singer. Ronstadt sings Dolly Parton ("I Never Will Marry") with the same conviction as the Rolling Stones ("Tumbling Dice"), and she manages to update Roy Orbison ("Blue Bayou") and direct attention to the caustic, fledgling singer/songwriter Warren Zevon ("Poor Poor Pitiful Me" and "Carmelita"). The consistently adventurous material and Ronstadt's powerful performance makes the record rival Heart Like a Wheel in sheer overall quality.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. It's so Easy
  2. Carmelita
  3. Simple Man, Simple Dream
  4. Sorrow Lives Here
  5. I Never Will Marry
  6. Blue Bayou
  7. Poor, Poor Pitiful Me
  8. Maybe I'm Right
  9. Tumbling Dice
  10. Old Paint
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