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After her breakthrough on Capitol Records with The Stone Poneys (Different Drum) plus some acclaimed solo releases, Linda Ronstadt jumped to David Geffen's bourgeoning Asylum roster, joining the Eagles and Jackson Browne to form the genesis of the "California Country-Rock" sound.
Don't Cry Now, her first for Asylum, was released in 1973 and would help solidify Ronstadt as one of the premiere female pop vocalists for the next two decades.
Various tracks were produced by John Boylan, J.D. Souther, and for the first time in what would be along and highly successful relationship, British musician (Peter & Gordon) Peter Asher. The album spent more than a year on the Billboard chart and peaked at No. 45. Featured hit singles are the Eagles' "Desperado", Bonnie Raitt's "Love Has No Pride", Randy Newman's sly observation on slavery and southern culture "Sail Away", plus a nod to both Dusty Springfield and the Grand Ole Opry with 'Silver Threads and Golden Needles".
Guest appearances include guitar work by both the Eagles' Glenn Frey and super-session man Larry Carlton, plush harmonica by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Jimmy Fadden, bass and drums by L.A. A-teamers Lee Sklar and Russ Kunkel respectively, plus last, but certainly not least, the legendary Sneeky Pete adding his tasteful pedal steel throughout.
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1. I Can Almost See It
2. Love Has No Pride
3. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
5. Don't Cry Now
6. Sail Away
8. The Fast One
9. Everybody Loves a Winner
10. I Believe In You