Dedicated to the One I Love (album)

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Dedicated to the One I Love
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt
Released June 1996
Recorded September 1995 – January 1996
Genre Children's music
Label Elektra, Rhino, Flashback
Producer George Massenburg, Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Feels Like Home
(1995)
Dedicated to the One I Love
(1996)
We Ran
(1998)

Dedicated To The One I Love is a Grammy Award-winning album of rock classics reinterpreted as children's lullabies by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt.

Released in the summer of 1996, it is commonly known among fans as 'The Lullaby Album'. It reached number 78 - and lasted three months - on the Billboard album chart. It also earned the singer a new career distinction when it hit #1 on the Top Kid Audio chart.

This album has never been out of print and in 2008 was reissued on Rhino's Flashback Records label.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated the album 2.5 of 5 stars, writing: "All of the songs are given lush, sweet, and soft arrangements, even when that approach is ludicrous; it might be a cute idea to deliver Queen's "We Will Rock You" as a rock-a-bye chant, but in practice it is simply ridiculous… the appeal of Dedicated to the One I Love is limited..."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Dedicated to the One I Love" (Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling) – 2:10
  2. "Be My Baby" (Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich) – 3:16
  3. "In My Room" (Brian Wilson, Gary Usher) – 2:18
  4. "Devoted to You" (Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:24
  5. "Baby, I Love You" (Spector, Barry, Greenwich) – 2:56
  6. "Devoted to You" (Bryant) – 0:48
  7. "Angel Baby" (Rosie Hamlin) – 3:15
  8. "We Will Rock You" (Brian May) – 1:29
  9. "Winter Light" (Eric Kaz, Linda Ronstadt, Zbigniew Antoni Preisner) – 3:17
  10. "Brahms's Lullaby" (Johannes Brahms) – 3:37
  11. "Good Night" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 3:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Linda Ronstadt – vocals, synthesizer voices, harmony vocals, background vocals
  • Aaron Neville – duet vocal
  • Valerie Carter – harmony vocals, background vocals, duet vocal
  • Robbie Buchanan– piano, synthesizer, synthesizer voices*
  • Margie Butler (of Golden Bough)– Celtic harp
  • Dennis James – dulcitone, glass harmonica
  • David Schoenbrun – bass
  • Skywalker Symphony Orchestra – strings

Production notes:

  • George Massenburg – producer
  • Linda Ronstadt – producer, liner notes, arrangements
  • Jeremy Cohen – concert master
  • David Campbell – arranger, conductor, string arrangements
  • Kevin Scott – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Kosh – art direction, design, photography
  • Danny Ferrington – artwork, photography
  • Rosie Santos – artwork, photography
  • Robert Blakeman – photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dedicated to the One I Love - Linda Ronstadt". Allmusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cannon, Bob (14 June 1996). "Dedicated to the One I Love Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 701. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.