- Album name: Simple Dreams
- Artist name: Linda Ronstadt
- Year: 1977
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Asylum Records
- Collection: Brenner / Gessner
- Buy it on Amazon: $18.29
Level of familiarity before listening
I listened to Different Drum by Linda Ronstadt last month and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. “Simple Dreams” was recorded a few years later, but maybe it will be similar?
What I expected
Country, rock, country-rock, folk-rock.
What it was actually like
“Simple Dreams” had a bunch of covers, and Buddy Holly’s It’s So Easy was by far its best song, and the only one that I really liked at all – I thought Linda Ronstadt did a great job with it. Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison) and Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones) were both all right, but nothing special. The rest of the record was quite boring.
3/5: interesting, but not for me
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