My 5 star rating applies to all 3 of the Spanish language albums. All three were digital recordings, so I wondered how much better than the originals they would actually sound. There is an improvement, and they're well worth the money for the price -- or any price, for that matter. I know that she has stated that the best work she ever did was her work with Nelson Riddle. Those are truly great recordings, but I would have to say that her best singing is on the Spanish language recordings. Her vocal control is incredible and she never comes close to hitting a flat note. I don't speak Spanish, so I have no idea what she's saying, but who cares, the singing and musical arrangements are outstanding.
Linda Ronstadt is America's all-time greatest female singer. She's equally comfortable -- and effective -- doing standards, Spanish language recordings, Country and Rock. My wife and I were lucky enough to have seen her live 4 times. One of the times we saw her in Massachusetts was around her 50th birthday, when she was touring with Marvin Hamlisch. In between songs when it was quiet, my wife stood up and shouted, Happy Birthday, Linda, and she acknowledged and thanked her. We'll never forget that. She is a National Treasure and deserves to be honored by this nation -- NOW, not after she's gone.
Finally, I'm begging Rhino to remaster the Nelson Riddle albums. They deserve to be released, and we deserve to hear them, in the best sound possible.
- Original Release Date: November 3, 1987
- Release Date: December 27, 2011
- Label: Asylum
- Copyright: ℗© 1987 Elektra/Asylum Records for the United States and WEA International for the world outside of the United States.
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- Total Length: 40:20
- ASIN: B001MDZNDI
- Customer Reviews: 641 customer ratings
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