Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
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Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering)

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Linda Ronstadt – lead vocals, backing vocals (A2, A4, B1, B4) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Linda Rondstadt]

Andrew Gold – electric piano (A1, A3), electric guitar solo (A1), drums (A1, A2, A3, B2), percussion (A1, A2, A3), acoustic piano (A3, A4, A5, B3, B5), electric rhythm guitar (A4), tambourine (A4, B1), guitars (B1), backing vocals (B1-2), acoustic guitar (B2-3), ukulele (B3). Credit on album cover: "Special thanks to Andrew Gold for his help with the arrangements."

Eddie Black – electric guitar (A1)

Bob Warford – acoustic guitar (A2, A4, B3), electric guitar solo (A4), electric guitar (B2)

Sneaky Pete Kleinow – pedal steel guitar (A2, B2, B3)

D. Souther – acoustic guitar (A3), harmony vocals (A3)

Herb Pedersen – banjo (A3), backing vocals (B2)

Paul Craft – acoustic guitar (B4)

John Starling – acoustic guitar (B4)

Danny Pendleton – pedal steel guitar (B4)

John Boylan – acoustic guitar (B5)

Glenn Frey – acoustic guitar (B5)

Kenny Edwards – bass guitar (A1, A2, B1-3), backing vocals (B1-2)

Chris Ethridge – bass guitar (A3)

Emory Gordy Jr. – bass guitar (A4)

Tom Guidera – bass guitar (B4)

Timothy B. Schmit – bass guitar (B5)

Dennis St. John – drums (A4)

Russ Kunkel – drums (B1)

Lloyd Myers – drums (B3)

Don Henley – drums (B5)

Peter Asher – percussion (A2), cowbell (B1), backing vocals (B5)

Jimmie Fadden – harmonica (A2, B2)

David Lindley – fiddle (A5, B3)

Gregory Rose – string arrangements and conductor (A1, A2, B5)

David Campbell – string arrangements (A5), viola (A5)

Dennis Karmazyn – cello (A5)

Richard Feves – double bass (A5)

Clydie King – backing vocals (A1)

Sherlie Matthews – backing vocals (A1)

Wendy Waldman – backing vocals (A2)

Cissy Houston – backing vocals (A4)

Joyce Nesbitt – backing vocals (A4)

Maria Muldaur – backing vocals (A5)

Emmylou Harris – harmony vocals (B3)


1 LP, standard sleeve

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33RPM

Size : 12”



Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Capitol Records

Recorded June - September 1974 at The Sound Factory, Los Angeles

Produced by Peter Asher

Remastered by Rob LoVerde

Originally released in 1974

Reissued in 2017



Side A :

  1. You're No Good
  2. It Doesn't Matter Any More
  3. Faithless Love
  4. Dark End Of The Street
  5. Heart Like A Wheel


Side B :

  1. When Will I Be Loved
  2. Willin
  3. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
  4. Keep Me From Blowing Away
  5. You Can Close Your Eyes


Reviews :

"Following the same formula as her early records, Heart Like a Wheel doesn't appear to be a great breakthrough on the surface. However, Ronstadt comes into her own on this mix of oldies and contemporary classics. Backed by a fleet of Los Angeles musicians, Ronstadt sings with vigor and passion, helping bring the music alive. But what really makes Heart Like a Wheel a breakthrough is the inventive arrangements that producer Peter Asher, Ronstadt, and the studio musicians have developed. Finding the right note for each song -- whether it's the soulful reworking of "When Will I Be Loved," the hit "You're No Good," or the laid-back folk-rock of "Willing" -- the musicians help turn Heart Like a Wheel into a veritable catalog of Californian soft rock, and it stands as a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.


Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.

Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 3,82 / 5

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