The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt

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The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
Greatest hits album by Linda Ronstadt
Released

September, 2002

/ 2003 (Europe)
Recorded 1967–1995
Length 68:15
Label Rhino / Warner Strategic Marketing (2002), (2003)
Producer Peter Asher, John David Souther, John Boylan, Elliot F. Mazer, Nikolas Venet, Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt chronology
A Merry Little Christmas
(2000)
The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
(2002)
Mi Jardin Azul: Las Canciones Favoritas
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [2]

The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt is a hits compilation by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt. The album was released by Rhino Records in 2002.

It peaked at #19 on Billboard's Country Albums chart - where it lasted for well over a year - and crossed over to #165 on Billboard's main album chart. In 2003, a popular European edition was released with additional and alternate tracks.

This album was ranked #320 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It has, to date, sold approximately 400,000 copies in the United States alone.

Track listing[edit]

American version[edit]

  1. "When Will I Be Loved" (1974)
  2. "Heat Wave" (1975)
  3. "You're No Good" (1974)
  4. "It's So Easy" (1977)
  5. "Blue Bayou" (1977)
  6. "Just One Look" (1978)
  7. "Different Drum" (with The Stone Poneys) (1967)
  8. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (1977)
  9. "Tracks of My Tears" (1975)
  10. "That'll Be the Day" (1976)
  11. "Ooh Baby Baby" (1978)
  12. "Long Long Time" (1970)
  13. "Back in the U.S.A." (1978)
  14. "Love Is a Rose" (1975)
  15. "Hurt So Bad" (1980)
  16. "Heart Like a Wheel" (1974)
  17. "Adios" (1989)
  18. "Somewhere Out There" (with James Ingram) (1986)
  19. "Don't Know Much" (with Aaron Neville) (1989)
  20. "All My Life" (with Aaron Neville) (1989)
  21. "Winter Light" (1993)

International version[edit]

  1. "You're No Good" (1974)
  2. "It's So Easy" (1977)
  3. "Blue Bayou" (1977)
  4. "Don't Know Much" (with Aaron Neville) (1989)
  5. "Somewhere Out There" (with James Ingram) (1986)
  6. "When Will I Be Loved" (1974)
  7. "Heat Wave" (1975)
  8. "Different Drum" (with The Stone Poneys) (1967)
  9. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (1977)
  10. "Tracks of My Tears" (1975)
  11. "After the Gold Rush" (with Valerie Carter and Emmylou Harris) (1995)
  12. "Long Long Time" (1970)
  13. "Just One Look" (1978)
  14. "Heart Like a Wheel" (1974)
  15. "Back in the U.S.A." (1978)
  16. "That'll Be the Day" (1976)
  17. "Hurt So Bad" (1980)
  18. "All My Life" (with Aaron Neville) (1989)
  19. "Ooh Baby Baby" (1978)
  20. "The Blue Train" (1995)
  21. "How Do I Make You" (1980)
  22. "Desperado" (1973)
  23. "Winter Light" (1993)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 19
U.S. Billboard 200 165

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt - Linda Ronstadt at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  2. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony (2002-09-27). "The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 

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