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Rolling Stone. Log In. Ronstadt's first disc of the s was the New Wave -styled Mad Love. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard album chart and quickly became her seventh million-selling album in a row.
Four music videos were filmed for this album, all were popular on the fledgling MTV cable channel. To celebrate her Mexican American heritage, Ronstadt recorded the Spanish-language album Canciones de Mi Padre in , which sold more than two million copies in the U. It stands as the best-selling non-English language record in U. Both songs were long-running number 1 Adult Contemporary hits. After releasing two less successful Spanish-language albums in the early s, Ronstadt returned to more contemporary music with 's New Age -styled Winter Light.
It was followed by Feels Like Home , a return to country rock. Her Grammy -winning album of children's lullabies was issued in and had strong sales. Her release, We Ran , featured more rock -oriented album material. Her release, Hummin' to Myself , was Ronstadt's fourth album of traditional jazz standards.
In , she made what turned out to be her final studio album — Adieu False Heart — mixing Cajun music with rock in a collaboration with Ann Savoy. The lists that follow do not include the many singles and albums on which Ronstadt provided guest vocals, such as the Philip Glass album Songs from Liquid Days on which she performed tracks written by Suzanne Vega and Laurie Anderson.
It also omits her singles and albums as lead singer of Stone Poneys , although a number of recordings from that era have been included on her compilation albums. To me, and I remember when it came out, "That'll Be The Day" was more of a required hit and, to me, not really in keeping with the rest of the album.
Anyway, I have an original of this and it was mastered by Bernie Grundman. No slouch, right? For a commercial release, it sounds pretty tonally natural, although a bit thin at times, as well as quite dynamic. It's also reasonably extended in the bass and quite extended on top, even a hair bright, but I find that to be consistent with Bernie Grundman's work, particularly his earlier work. Still, in spite of the Aurex Exciter, or whatever it's called that the vocals were processed through, it's a pretty good sounding album.
It has been written in this forum about how the Aurex Exciter, whether well-intended, kind of botched the sound. It was the Dynagroove of its day, I suppose. It, too, was put through that process. The instruments sound great, but his voice, at times, sounds somewhat processed though not on all the songs -- certain songs sound quite good, though again, sometimes a bit thin. Overall, Running On Empty is a very good sounding album. In any case, on Hasten Down The Wind, Ronstadt's voice is sometimes fairly simply recorded and, at other times, too processed, oversaturated with reverb.
On my original, however, her voice is mostly present and cuts through. On "Lose Again", her voice is presented farther back, but again, she cuts through. On "The Tattler", her vocal sounds quite natural, present and up front, without much reverb. On side 2, the a capella "Rivers Of Babylon" sounds stunning.
Each vocalist is huge and present, each one easy to pick out, all sounding very immediate as if they are in the room for the most part, but I'll expand on this later. All in all, instruments image large and sound natural, albeit a bit thin. It's not the richest sounding record, nor does it have the deepest soundstage, but it's still close to demo quality, minus the overproduction and processed sound of some of Rondstadt's vocals.
So with the Mobile Fidelity release, I was at least expecting something as good. After a quick cleaning, I put on the record. I immediately heard a much more sophisticated harmonic presentation. I also heard greater depth to the bass, and a more layered, sophisticated soundstage.
And when I heard the kick drum on "Lose Again", I was pretty floored with its deep impact.Dec 18, · More Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind is the seventh studio album by Linda Ronstadt. Released in and recorded at The Sound Factory in Los Angeles, it became her third straight million-selling album following “ Heart Like A Wheel ” and “ Prisoner In Disguise “.