Feels Like Home (Linda Ronstadt album)

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Feels Like Home
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 14, 1995
Recorded1994
Genre Country rock
Length39:26
Label Elektra
Producer George Massenburg, Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Winter Light
(1993)
Feels Like Home
(1995)
Dedicated to the One I Love
(1996)
Singles from Feels Like Home
  1. "The Blue Train"
    Released: March 1995
  2. "Walk On"
    Released: April 1995
  3. "The Waiting"
    Released: 1995
  4. "High Sierra"
    Released: August 1995

Feels Like Home is a studio album by American singer Linda Ronstadt released in 1995. It reached #75 and lasted 12 weeks on the Billboard album chart. It received excellent critical reviews upon release. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the disc sold precisely 188,815 copies in the United States. This album is now out of print physically, although it is available digitally and five of its tracks were remixed and subsequently included on Trio II .

Contents

A double sided single, Tom Petty's "The Waiting" and "Walk On", was released simultaneously with the album. "Walk On" returned Linda to the Billboard Country Singles chart for the first time as a solo artist (not counting the late 1980s 'Trio' hits) since 1983. The song was previously recorded by Matraca Berg on her 1990 debut album Lying to the Moon .

Adult Contemporary radio picked up the album track "The Blue Train" which reached 31 on that chart and lasted for ten weeks in the chart's Top 40. Album track "Feels Like Home" was incorporated into Randy Newman's musical Randy Newman's Faust , which opened later in 1995, and has been subsequently covered by a number of artists.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Entertainment Weekly A− [3]
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Music critic Jose Promis called the album a "return to her country-rock roots" in his Allmusic review, writing: "… the final result is an album that is top-quality but a little bland. Ronstadt's voice is nothing short of stellar, and the songs are fine, but there is a certain immediacy that is lacking in this album, especially toward the end, when it just seems to drift... this is top-quality material, but one can't help but pine for the punch and perfect production of her previous pop packages." [1]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Waiting" Tom Petty 3:58
2."Walk On" Matraca Berg, Ronnie Samoset2:58
3."High Sierra" Harley Allen 4:24
4."After the Gold Rush" Neil Young 3:33
5."The Blue Train" Jennifer Kimball, Tom Kimmel 5:04
6."Feels Like Home" Randy Newman 4:50
7."Teardrops Will Fall"Eddie Deane3:08
8."Morning Blues"Traditional3:57
9."Women Cross the River" David Olney 3:33
10."Lover's Return" A.P. Carter 4:01
Total length:39:26

Personnel

Production

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References

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