Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams


Analogue Productions


Female Vocalists

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AAPP 074-45
UPC: 753088107474
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 200 Gram

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Preowned Vinyl Record
1977/ Gatefold

Preowned Vinyl Record
1981 pressing half speed KC Collection

200-gram 2LP 45 RPM Analogue Productions reissue

Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley

Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings!

Tip-on gatefold jacket by Stoughton Printing

Ronstadt's fifth consecutive million-selling platinum album, selling more than 3½ million copies in less than a year in the United States — a record for a female artist!

One of the most successful albums of Linda Ronstadt's career, Simple Dreams spent five successive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in late 1977, displacing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at No. 1 after 29 record-breaking weeks in the pole position. It also knocked Elvis Presley out of No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart after "The King" held the gridlock for 15 consecutive weeks after his death in August. It won the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package (in addition to several other high profile Grammy nominations).

Simple Dreams was Ronstadt's fifth consecutive million-selling platinum album and sold more than 3½ million copies in less than a year in the United States alone — a record for a female artist. Simply put, Ronstadt just couldn't lose. Simple Dreams continued a creative streak that found the singer turning out album after album of incredible material at an astonishing one-per-year rate until she finally began to come back down to earth in the early 1980s.

Now hear Simple Dreams as never before. Remastered by the late, great Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab, together with Robert Hadley, and pressed on 45 RPM super-silent 200-gram vinyl by Quality Record Pressings, this revered recording truly is a sonic treasure. And it comes in a Stoughton Printing tip-on gatefold jacket with meticulously reproduced original artwork. Stunning.

Featuring an expanded palette of styles and cutting-edge narratives, Simple Dreams may go down in history as Ronstadt's greatest work. Considering the achievements: Grammy nominations for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female; Five consecutive weeks as the No. 1 record on the Billboard Album Chart, Two Top 10 singles.



1. It’s So Easy
2. Carmelita
3. Simple Man, Simple Dream
4. Sorrow Lives Here
5. I Never Will Marry
6. Blue Bayou
7. Poor Poor Pitiful Me
8. Maybe I’m Right
9. Tumbling Dice
10. Old Paint

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Noisy Vinyl

posted on 02/07/2021
3 Stars
Disappointing pressing from AR - great title but vinyl is noisy enough to compete with the quiet sections of the mix throughout, which is NOT good for this record. Just listened a second time after purchasing several months ago, now with an upgraded cartridge. Hoped maybe things would be better. Nope.

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