It remains the biggest-selling album of Ronstadt's career, being certified seven times Platinum (over 7 million US copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America in America alone. As of 2016 - 40 years after its initial release - it has never been out of print and has reportedly sold nearly 20 million worldwide. It peaked at #6 on the main Billboard album chart and also reached #2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, where it remained for over three years.
The album was criticized by the Rolling Stone Record Guide for being "premature", as Ronstadt continued to have record-breaking mainstream successes for many years following this release, however by the time this collection came out Ronstadt had already been recording hit records (as a solo artist and with the Stone Poneys) for a decade and there were many examples of other artists releasing greatest hits albums much sooner, such as Elvis Presley.
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