Adieu False Heart

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Adieu False Heart
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Studio album by Linda Ronstadt with Ann Savoy
Released July 25, 2006 (2006-07-25)
Recorded 2006, Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio, Louisiana, The Sausalito Plant and in Nashville
Genre Folk rock, Cajun, acoustic
Length 42:57
Label Vanguard
Producer Steve Buckingham
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Hummin' to Myself
(2004)
Adieu False Heart
(2006)
Duets
(2014)
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. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the discus has sold a total of 67,203 copies as of December, 2016.

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.

Production[edit]

Ronstadt, a soprano, and Savoy, an alto, sing together as The Zozo Sisters on the album, which brings together a mixture of Louisiana Cajun sounds, popular music of the 20th century, and folk/rock classics. 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". 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, Ronstadt 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 album was recorded at Dirk Powell’s Cypress House Studio in Louisiana. It features 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 array of Nashville performers: fiddler Stuart Duncan, mandolinist Sam Bush and guitarist Bryan Sutton.

Critical Response and accolades[edit]

The Ronstadt/Savoy album received mixed reviews but landed on several year-end Top Ten (favorite) lists. It peaked at #146 on the Billboard album chart. 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" (Jean Lenoir) – 4:06
  13. "Too Old To Die Young" (Scott Dooley, John Hadley, Kevin Welch) – 3:17
  14. "Interlude" – 0:31
  15. "Walk Away Renée" (Michael Brown, Bob Calilli, Tony Sansone) – 3:26
  16. "Closing" – 1:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Linda Ronstadt – lead vocals on 3, 5, 7, 11, 13 (3rd verse), 15; harmony vocals on 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13
  • Ann Savoy – lead vocals on 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15 (on choruses and 3rd verse); harmony vocals on 3, 7, 11; acoustic guitar on 6, 12
  • Dirk Powell – fretless banjo on 2, 11, 16; upright bass on 5; accordion on 8, 9
  • Sam Broussard – acoustic guitar on 2, 5, 7, 8, 15
  • Andrea Zonn – resophonic viola on 1, 16; viola on 3; violin on 5, 7, 12, 15
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle on 2, 11, 13
  • David Schnaufer – bowed dulcimer on 2, 10, 13; dulcimer on 11, 13, 14
  • Bryon House – upright bass on 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15
  • Buddy Miller – acoustic guitar on 3
  • Tim Lauer – accordion on 3
  • Kevin Wimmer – fiddle on 4, 6, 9
  • Joel Savoy – acoustic guitar on 4, 9; lead guitar on 6; fiddle on 9
  • Chas Justus – acoustic guitar on 4, 6, 9, 12
  • Eric Frey – upright bass on 4, 6, 9, 12
  • Kristin Wilkinson – viola and string arrangements on 5, 7, 8, 15
  • John Catchings – cello on 5, 7, 8, 15
  • Christine Balfa – triangle on 6
  • Sam Bush – mandolin on 7, 8, 11
  • Bryan Sutton - acoustic guitar on 13
  • Gary Paczosa – Engineer, Mixing

References[edit]

  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.