We Ran

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We Ran
Studio album by Linda Ronstadt
Released June 23, 1998
Recorded 1998 at the Site, San Rafael, California; Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles, California; Jim Brady Recording, Tucson, Arizona
Genre Rock, Classic Rock
Length 52:47
Label Elektra
Producer Glyn Johns, Peter Asher, George Massenburg, Waddy Wachtel and Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Dedicated to the One I Love
We Ran
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions

We Ran is a 1998 rock album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt. The disc featured back-up from Tom Petty's band, The Heartbreakers. It lasted only two weeks on the Billboard album chart, peaking at a disappointing #160. Despite positive reviews, this release was a rare commercial failure for Ronstadt with U. S. sales of exactly 57,897 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.

This disc was taken out of print in 2009.

Ronstadt interprets a mixture of rock song material, including rock ballads, by various songwriters from Bruce Springsteen, John Hiatt and Doc Pomus to Bob Dylan.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Entertainment Weekly B link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When We Ran" John Hiatt 5:08
2. "If I Should Fall Behind" Bruce Springsteen 4:06
3. "Give Me a Reason" Marion Hall 3:59
4. "Ruler of My Heart" Naomi Neville 3:37
5. "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" Bob Dylan 7:48
6. "Cry 'Til My Tears Run Dry" Scott Fagan, Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman 4:01
7. "I Go to Pieces" Troy Newman, Waddy Wachtel 3:47
8. "Heartbreak Kind" Paul Kennerley, Marty Stuart 3:31
9. "Damage" Waddy Wachtel 3:19
10. "Icy Blue Heart" John Hiatt 4:57
11. "Dreams of the San Joaquin" Jack Wesley Routh, Randy Sharp 5:15