It peaked at #13 on the Billboard album chart and was certified platinum in just several weeks, becoming Ronstadt's record tenth million-selling platinum album overall. It climbed to #3 on the Jazz albums chart and also earned Linda a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Performance Female alongside Madonna, Tina Turner, Pat Benatar and Whitney Houston.
This album is currently out of print.
This album was awarded the 1985 Grammy for Best Album Package. Nelson Riddle was posthumously awarded the Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying A Vocal for the title track, Lush Life.
All tracks also included in the compilation "'Round Midnight", released on Asylum Records in 1986.