Adieu False Heart

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Adieu False Heart
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt with Ann Savoy
Released July, 2006
Recorded 2006, Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio, Louisiana
Genre Folk rock, Cajun, acoustic
Length 42:57
Label Vanguard
Producer Steve Buckingham
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Hummin' to Myself
Adieu False Heart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Acoustic Music 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pop Matters 4.5/5 stars[3]

Adieu False Heart is a Grammy-nominated 2006 album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt featuring Cajun music singer Ann Savoy. It peaked at #146 on the Billboard album chart.

This was the last studio album before her 2011 retirement announcement, and the revelation of her affliction with Parkinson's disease in 2013, which has left her unable to perform or sing.


Ronstadt and Savoy sing together as The Zozo Sisters on the album, which brings together a mixture of Louisiana Cajun sounds, early 20th century gems, and folk/rock classics. It incorporates Ann Savoy's rich alto and the pure soprano of Ronstadt. The album includes an interpretation of The Left Banke's 1966 hit "Walk Away Renée", Harry Belafonte's 1950s hit by John Jacob Niles "Go Away From My Window" and the French classic "Parlez-Moi D'Amour". Likewise, Ronstadt takes lead on Julie Miller's "I Can't Get Over You," with Julie's husband Buddy Miller on guitar and Savoy takes lead on Richard Thompson's "Burns' Supper."

On her collaboration with Savoy for this disc, Ronstadt has remarked ""We could have made a quilt, I guess, except we're musicians, so we're making a record together instead. She sings in French — I don't speak French — but there's traditional love in this bond."[4]

The Ronstadt/Savoy album received mixed critical reviews and even landed on several year-end Top Ten (favorite) lists, although it peaked at a disappointing #146 on the Billboard album chart.

The album was recorded at Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio in Louisiana. Adieu False Heart features a strong cast of handpicked local musicians, including Chas Justus, Eric Frey and Kevin Wimmer of the Red Stick Ramblers, Sam Broussard of The Mamou Playboys, Dirk Powell and Joel Savoy, as well as an impressive array of Nashville aces: fiddler Stuart Duncan, mandolinist Sam Bush and guitarist Bryan Sutton. The recording earned two Grammy Award nominations, including Best Traditional Folk Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Opening" – 0:32
  2. "Adieu False Heart" (Arthur Smith) – 3:34
  3. "I Can't Get Over You" (Julie Miller) – 3:07
  4. "Marie Mouri" (David Greely) – 3:31
  5. "King of Bohemia" (Richard Thompson) – 3:04
  6. "Plus Tu Tournes" (Michel Hindenoch) – 2:45
  7. "Go Away From My Window" (John Jacob Niles) – 3:01
  8. "Burns' Supper" (Thompson) – 3:43
  9. "The One I Love Is Gone" (Bill Monroe) – 2:37
  10. "Interlude" – 0:24
  11. "Rattle My Cage" (Chas Justus) – 2:48
  12. "Parlez-Moi D'Amour" (J. Neuburger) – 4:06
  13. "Too Old To Die Young" (Scott Dooley, John Hadley, Kevin Welch) – 3:17
  14. "Interlude" – 0:31
  15. "Walk Away Renée" (Mike Brown, Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone) – 3:26
  16. "Closing" – 1:08



  1. ^ Acoustic Music review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Pop Matters review
  4. ^ "The Honolulu Advertiser". Linda Ronstadt lets wisdom strike note, March 31, 2006. Retrieved June 24, 2007.