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
ReleasedOctober 1980 (1980-10)
Recorded1976–1980
Genre
Length36:00
LabelAsylum
ProducerVarious
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Mad Love
(1980)
Greatest Hits, Volume 2
(1980)
Get Closer
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."It's So Easy"Buddy Holly, Norman Petty2:26
2."I Can't Let Go"Chip Taylor, Al Gorgoni2:43
3."Hurt So Bad"Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein, Bobby Hart3:12
4."Blue Bayou"Roy Orbison, Joe Melson3:54
5."How Do I Make You"Billy Steinberg2:21
6."Back in the U.S.A."Chuck Berry3:02
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ooo Baby Baby"William "Smokey" Robinson, Warren Moore3:18
2."Poor Poor Pitiful Me"Warren Zevon3:41
3."Tumbling Dice"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards3:05
4."Just One Look"Gregory Carroll, Doris Payne3:21
5."Someone to Lay Down Beside Me"Karla Bonoff4:28

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.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
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.