Mastered at the Mastering Lab.
Patti Austin appears courtesy of Qwest Records
David Grisman appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Emmylou Harris appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Dolly Parton appears courtesy of RCA Records
John David Souther appears courtesy of Columbia Records
James Taylor appears courtesy of Columbia Records
CD Reissue long box notes:
In many ways, Get Closer is a classic Linda Ronstadt album, The 1982 release contains a mix of the kinds of songs she's been most identified with through the years, from folk/country to pop ballads to invigorating remakes of classic rock oldies to the thoroughly contemporary.
Also, Linda's backing musicians on the sessions (which took place over a year's time) include men and women who have played and sung with her for years-bassist Kenny Edwards, to give an extreme example, was a member of the Stone Poneys, Linda's first recording band. Other members of the stellar backup crew include guitarists Danny Kortchmar, Dan Dugmore, Waddy Wachtel and Andrew Gold; keyboardists Gold, Don Grolnick and Bill Payne; drummers Russ Kunkel and Rick Morotta; bassists Bob Glaub; singers Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Patti Austin, Rosemary Butler, Debbie Pearl, Edie Lehmann, and Gold. David Grisman plays mandolin on Kate McGarrigle's "Talk To Me Of Mendocino," with Lindsey Buckingham heard on accordion on the same song.
Get Closer has sold over a million copies, and was nominated for a 1982 Grammy as Best Popular Performance/Female. This title song, a Top.30 single, was itself nominated for a Grammy, as Best Rock Performance/Female. Other singles from the album include Linda's classy update of the 1965 Billy Joe Royal hit "I Knew You When," and Jimmy Webb's bittersweet ballad "Easy For You To Say." Also of note is Linda's duet with James Taylor on a vintage Ike & Tina Turner hit, "I Think It's Gonna Work Out Fine."
Since the Tucson-born singer's first album, released back in 1967, she's covered a lot of ground, including her much-hailed work in stage and film versions of Joseph Papp's production of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera "The Pirates Of Penzance."
Among her most successful album projets are Heart Like A Wheel, Hasten Down The Wind and Prisoner In Disguise, plus two greatest hits anthologies.
(P) & (C) 1982 Elektra/Asylum Records for the U.S. a division of Warner Communications Inc.
Printed in U.S.A.
Manufacturing by JVC Disc America.
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