Dedicated to the One I Love (album)

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Dedicated to the One I Love
Dedicated to the One I Love Ronstadt.jpg
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 Linda Ronstadt.

Released in the summer of 1996, it is commonly known among Ronstadt 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 was reissued on Rhino's Flashback Records label in 2008.

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]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
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" (instrumental) Bryant, 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 Preisner 3:17
10. "Brahms' 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.