Linda Ronstadt

Get Closer

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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Released in 1982, Get Closer is in many respects a classic Linda Ronstadt album. It contains the style of songs most associated with her, from pop ballads to country. The album took over a year to record and features musicians who had played with her for years (in Kenny Edwards' case, he had played bass with her since the Stone Poneys). The title track was nominated for a Best Rock Performance Female Grammy, and the album was nominated for Best Popular Performance Female. "It's Gonna Work Out Fine" is a duet with James Taylor and a cover of the Ike & Tina Turner hit. Ronstadt also does a smooth cover of Billy Joe Royal's hit "I Knew You When." Another standout track is her version of Jimmy Webb's ballad "Easy for You to Say," which might even top the original.

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