Different Drum (album)

Different Drum is the first compilation album by Linda Ronstadt to be released by Capitol. Half of the tracks (those shown as having been recorded in 1967 and 1968) are taken from the second and third albums by The Stone Poneys; while the other half are from her first three solo albums.

This album was issued 10 months prior to the November 1974 release of Ronstadt's final album for Capitol, Heart Like a Wheel – which became her breakthrough #1 album – but after she had already signed with Asylum. The album reached #92 on the Billboard Top LP's & Tape chart.[1]

Different Drum
Different Drum Ronstadt
Compilation album by
Linda Ronstadt
ReleasedJanuary 1974
GenreRock, country rock, folk rock
Linda Ronstadt chronology
Stoney End
Different Drum
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]

Release data

The album was originally released as a stereophonic LP by Capitol in 1974 (catalogue number ST-11269). In 1995, the album was reissued on CD (catalogue number 80131).

Track listing

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Year recordedLength
1."Different Drum"Mike Nesmith19672:45
2."Rock Me on the Water"Jackson Browne19723:37
3."I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"Bob Dylan19693:43
4."Hobo" (originally called "Morning Glory")Tim Buckley/Beckett19683:00
5."Stoney End"Laura Nyro19683:35
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Year recordedLength
1."Long, Long Time"Gary White19704:21
2."Up to My Neck in High Muddy Water"Wakefield/Herald/Yellin19682:35
3."Some of Shelly's Blues"Mike Nesmith19683:00
4."In My Reply"Livingston Taylor19723:28
5."Will You Love Me Tomorrow"Gerry Goffin/Carole King19702:24


  1. ^ a b Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review

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