- Album name: Get Closer
- Artist name: Linda Ronstadt
- Year: 1982
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Asylum Records
- Collection: Selman
- Buy it on Amazon: $3.99
Level of familiarity before listening
This will be my seventh Linda Ronstadt record so far, and the latest chronologically. The previous six were:
- Don’t Cry Now (1973): 2/5
- Different Drum (1974): 5/5
- Prisoner In Disguise (1975): 2/5
- Simple Dreams (1977): 3/5
- Living in the USA (1978): 3/5
- Mad Love (1980): 3/5
What I expected
1980s style covers of popular songs.
What it was actually like
Mostly these songs were not good and I disliked them, but the second side was better than the first, and I still think that Linda Ronstadt has a great voice.
Easy for You to Say was especially bad, a clear case of easy listening at its most difficult.
People Gonna Talk was ok, but slightly Oompa Loompa.
Mr. Radio had more of a country sound and was fairly good.
Tell Him was a cover of this classic Exciters song that must have been in a dozen movies over the years. It was by far the best song on the record.
My Blue Tears with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris was not a great song, but Emmylou Harris is great and I thought she really elevated it.
3/5: interesting, but not for me