Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-Speed Mastered from Original Master Tapes by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab!
Did any musician have more talent at their beck and call during the '70s than Linda Ronstadt? Absolutely not. Part of her impeccable string of mid-1970s albums that defined Californias soft-rock scene, the Grammy-winning Hasten Down the Wind is Ronstadt at her bestand thats saying something. Consider the watertight repertoire: The Warren Zevon title track. Patsy Clines (by way of Willie Nelson) "Crazy", Buddy Hollys "Thatll Be the Day", Nelsons "Down So Low", Karla Bonoffs "If Hes Ever Near", and Ry Cooders "The Tattler".
And then, theres the supporting cast, which includes Eagles legend Don Henley on drums and harmony vocals, folk-rock legend Peter Asher on guitar, session drumming master Russ Kunkel, and multi-instrumentalist sensation Andrew Gold playing just about everything with strings or skins. Couple this with the thematically revealing coverin a nod to the escapism of fantasy romance novels, the singer stands on a beach before an ocean and a running horse, her exposing dress a sign of the lovesick vulnerability that colors the songsand Hasten Down the Wind is the complete package of sensuality, passion, and poignancy.
Now, due to Mobile Fidelitys trademark sonic restoration, the album finally has the exquisite sound it has always deserved. Listeners can now literally feel Ronstadts deep-seeded emotions. Even better, her covers of affecting ballads and midtempo country-rock numbers intentionally revolve around vocal-heavy arrangements. Its no wonder that the album, which topped the country charts, also yielded two Top 20 hits and resulted in the artists first platinum-record award.
Quantities are limited, and, unlike Ronstadts timeless interpretations, this will not be around forever!
Also available on 24K Gold CD MOBGCD783
Specially Plated and pressed on High Definition 180g Vinyl
1/2 Speed Mastering
Mastered at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab by Rob LoVerde on the Gain 2 System
Mastered from Original Master Tapes
Special Static Free, Dust Free Inner Sleeve
1. Lose Again
2. The Tattler
3. If He's Ever Near
4. That'll Be The Day
5. Lo Siento Mi Vida
6. Hasten Down the Wind
7. Rivers of Babylon
8. Give One Heart
9. Try Me Again
11. Down So Low
12. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me