Greatest Hits, Volume 2 (Linda Ronstadt album)

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Greatest Hits, Volume 2
Greatest Hits Vol 2 Linda Ronstadt.jpg
Greatest hits album by Linda Ronstadt
Released October 1980 (1980-10)
Recorded 1976–1980
Genre
Length 36:00
Label Asylum
Producer Various
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Mad Love
(1980)
Greatest Hits, Volume 2
(1980)
Get Closer
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Greatest Hits, Volume 2 is a hits compilation album from American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt. It was released in late 1980 on Asylum Records.[3] The disc covers mostly Ronstadt's hard rocking singles. The venerated release has sold close to two million copies in the United States alone and was the superstar's eighth consecutive Platinum-certified album.

This album simply named Linda Ronstadt was under license released by Supraphon recording company in 1980 in communist Czechoslovakia, where it sold over 350,000 copies, considering it a major success.

This album has never been out of print.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "It's So Easy" Buddy Holly, Norman Petty 2:26
2. "I Can't Let Go" Chip Taylor, Al Gorgoni 2:43
3. "Hurt So Bad" Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein, Bobby Hart 3:12
4. "Blue Bayou" Roy Orbison, Joe Melson 3:54
5. "How Do I Make You" Billy Steinberg 2:21
6. "Back in the U.S.A." Chuck Berry 3:02
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ooo Baby Baby" William "Smokey" Robinson, Warren Moore 3:18
2. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" Warren Zevon 3:41
3. "Tumbling Dice" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 3:05
4. "Just One Look" Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne 3:21
5. "Someone to Lay Down Beside Me" Karla Bonoff 4:28

CD reissue[edit]

The CD reissue of the album was compiled with Ronstadt's earlier greatest hits collection and released by Rhino records in 2007 as Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2.[4]

No. Title Length
1. "You're No Good" 3:40
2. "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" 2:20
3. "Desperado" 3:30
4. "Love is a Rose" 2:46
5. "That'll Be the Day" 2:32
6. "Long, Long Time" 4:21
7. "Different Drum" 2:45
8. "When Will I Be Loved" 2:05
9. "Love Has No Pride" 4:10
10. "Heat Wave" 2:46
11. "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" 3:26
12. "Tracks of My Tears" 3:12
No. Title Length
13. "It's So Easy" 2:26
14. "I Can't Let Go" 2:43
15. "Hurt So Bad" 3:12
16. "Blue Bayou" 3:54
17. "How Do I Make You" 2:21
18. "Back in the U.S.A." 3:02
19. "Ooo Baby Baby" 3:18
20. "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" 3:41
21. "Tumbling Dice" 3:05
22. "Just One Look" 3:15
23. "Someone to Lay Down Beside Me" 4:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Linda Ronstadt – Greatest Hits, Vol. 2". Billboard. Archived from the original on September 2, 2015. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  4. ^ Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 & 2 at AllMusic. Retrieved December 26, 2015.