At the beginning of April country legend Linda Ronstadt was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Also for this reason, a compilation with their most successful duets will be released these days, featuring collaborations with James Taylor, Don Henley, Dolly Parton and even Frank Sinatra. Now Ronstadt is a shadowy existence, at least for European rock fans, compared to Emmylou Harris, who alone has enough credibility due to her groundbreaking collaboration with Gram Parsons (and later with Conor Oberst). Linda Ronstadt, on the other hand, has always stayed in the more traditional corner. And so their music sounds a lot more conservative. Nevertheless, the duets with Henley or with Carl Jackson have their charm. But also the other, narrow side of the singer is illuminated, for instance in the 80s hit "Somewhere Out There" from the Disney movie "An American Tail". An ambivalent pleasure.
Top track: Hasten Down The Wind (with Don Henley)