Dedicated to the One I Love (album)

Dedicated to the One I Love is an album of rock classics reinterpreted as children's lullabies by American singer, songwriter and producer Linda Ronstadt.

Released in the mid-1996, it reached #78 and lasted three months on the main Billboard album chart. It also earned the singer a new career distinction when it hit #1 on the Top Kid Audio chart. It was awarded a 1997 Grammy Award.

This album was reissued on Rhino's Flashback Records label in 2009. It is now out of print.

Dedicated to the One I Love
Dedicated to the One I Love Ronstadt
Studio album by
ReleasedJune, 1996
RecordedSeptember 1995 – January 1996 at The Simplex (except for 'Winter Light' which was recorded in 1993 at the Skywalker Ranch.)
Genre
LabelElektra, Rhino, Flashback
ProducerGeorge Massenburg, Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Feels Like Home
(1995)
Dedicated to the One I Love
(1996)
We Ran
(1998)

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine rated the album 2.5 of 5 stars, writing: "All of the songs are given lush, sweet, and soft arrangements, even when that approach is ludicrous; it might be a cute idea to deliver Queen's "We Will Rock You" as a rock-a-bye chant, but in practice it is simply ridiculous… the appeal of Dedicated to the One I Love is limited..."[1]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Dedicated to the One I Love"Ralph Bass, Lowman Pauling2:10
2."Be My Baby"Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich3:16
3."In My Room"Brian Wilson, Gary Usher2:18
4."Devoted to You"Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant2:24
5."Baby, I Love You"Spector, Barry, Greenwich2:56
6."Devoted to You" (instrumental)Bryant, Bryant0:48
7."Angel Baby"Rosie Hamlin3:15
8."We Will Rock You"Brian May1:29
9."Winter Light"Eric Kaz, Linda Ronstadt, Zbigniew Preisner3:17
10."Brahms' Lullaby"Johannes Brahms3:37
11."Good Night"John Lennon, Paul McCartney3:51

Personnel

  • Linda Ronstadt – vocals, synthesizer voices, harmony vocals, background vocals
  • Aaron Neville – duet vocal
  • Valerie Carter – harmony vocals, background vocals, duet vocal
  • Robbie Buchanan – piano, synthesizer, synthesizer voices*
  • Margie Butler (of Golden Bough)– Celtic harp
  • Dennis James – dulcitone, glass harmonica
  • David Schoenbrun – bass
  • Skywalker Symphony Orchestra – strings

Production

  • George Massenburg – producer
  • Linda Ronstadt – producer, liner notes, arrangements
  • Jeremy Cohen – concertmaster
  • David Campbell – arranger, conductor, string arrangements
  • Kevin Scott – mixing assistant
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • John Kosh – art direction, design, photography
  • Danny Ferrington – artwork, photography
  • Rosie Santos – artwork, photography
  • Robert Blakeman – photography

References

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dedicated to the One I Love - Linda Ronstadt". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Cannon, Bob (14 June 1996). "Dedicated to the One I Love Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 701. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.

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