For Sentimental Reasons Linda Ronstadt Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
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- 1When You Wish Upon A Star03:50
- 2Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered04:24
- 3You Go To My Head03:38
- 4But Not For Me05:27
- 5My Funny Valentine03:00
- 6I Get Along Without You Very Well04:17
- 7Am I Blue02:58
- 8(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons03:43
- 9Straighten Up And Fly Right02:16
- 10Little Girl Blue04:35
- 11Round Midnight04:20
Info for For Sentimental Reasons
For Sentimental Reasons is a million-selling, Platinum-certified album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1986. The album peaked at #46 on Billboard's main album chart - although it lasted over 6 months on the list of 200 albums - as well as #3 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.
This was the final installment of Linda Rondstadt's successful American Songbook trilogy with arranger Nelson Riddle, who died soon after these sessions were completed. At this stage in the game Linda sounds far more confident as she ventures bold interpretations of a few Rodgers & Hart songs ("Bewitched," "My Funny Valentine," "Little Girl Blue") as well as the de rigeur Gershwin number ("But Not For Me"). Fans of the singer will be especially startled to hear her long, belting tones on "Valentine." She also tries the ultra-romantic "You Go To My Head" and Thelonius Monk's dark classic "'Round Midnight" on for size and finds they suit her just fine.
When Ronstadt began this project, it could have been seen as yet another experiment in the restless singer's career--i.e. „The Pirates of Penzance“ or the much-maligned attempt at Mimi in a one-time performance of „La Bohème“. By the time she and Riddle had finished however, Rondstadt had transformed both herself and her loyal baby boomer listeners into something like musical adults.
Linda Ronstadt, vocals
Dennis Budimir, guitar
Don Grolnick, piano
Bob Magnusson, bass
Ray Brown, bass
Louie Bellson, drums
John Guerin, drums
Bob Mann, guitar
Plas Johnson, saxophone
Bud Shank, saxophone
Chauncey Welsch, trombone
Warren Luening, trumpet
Mic Bell, background vocals
Drake Frye, background vocals
Clifford Holland, background vocals
Carl Jones, background vocals
James Taylor, background vocals
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra
Terry Woodson, conductor
Recorded July 10, 1985 and May 16, 1986 at The Complex, Los Angeles, California
Engineered by George Massenburg
Produced by Peter Asher
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