Album of the Day
Prisoner in Disguise
Linda Ronstadt's final Capitol album was a commercial breakthrough for the performer, and PRISONER IN DISGUISE builds on that success. The 1975 Asylum album was another platinum-certified, Top 10 hit and it's easy to see why, from the well-chosen material to the terrific accompaniment to the matchless lead vocals. Producer Peter Asher convened a who's who of L.A. musical talent to join Linda in the studio, including Emmylou Harris, David Lindley, James Taylor, Lowell George and J. D. Souther - the last three of whom also supplied songs to the collection. The 11 tracks include a pair of Motown classics, country (“I Will Always Love You”) and even a reggae ballad (“Many Rivers to Cross”), all of which Ronstadt makes uniquely her own. We'll give PRISONER IN DISGUISE another spin now to wish the singer a happy birthday.