Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra What's New 200g LP
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200g Vinyl LP Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Linda Ronstadt was the leading female vocalist in rock 'n' roll when, sensing
that it was time to change direction, she starred in the Broadway production of
Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance," as well as the accompanying movie.
"Pirates of Penzance" led the singer to a collaboration with bandleader/arranger
Nelson Riddle, who arranged and conducted this 1983 collection of pop standards
What's New. It was the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with
Riddle. What's New was a considerable hit, reaching No. 3 on the charts, where
it stayed for five consecutive weeks, and selling to date more than three
million copies. Ronstadt's next two albums with Riddle followed — Lush Life in
1984) and For Sentimental Reasons in 1986 — also albums of pre-rock standards.
Let's just say that the vocals on this Analogue Productions reissue, mastered
from the original analog tape by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley, have never sounded
richer, with a broader soundstage, and more clarity and detail in the orchestral
accompaniment. Such a sweet record, made even better with a Stoughton Printing
tip-on jacket showcasing the vibrant original cover designed by John Kosh.
You'll settle in for some impeccably-voiced standards from pop's golden age and
be transfixed by Ronstadt's interpretive skills.
• 200g Vinyl
• Mastered by Doug Sax and Robert Hadley, from the original master tapes
• "Old school" Stoughton tip-on jackets with rice paper inner sleeves
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Plated and Pressed on Virgin Vinyl
• Meticulous Test Pressing Evaluation and Quality Control
1. What’s New
2. I’ve Got A Crush On You
3. Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
4. Crazy He Calls Me
5. Someone To Watch Over Me
6. I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
7. What’ll I Do
8. Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?)