Album Review / We Ran
Interview Magazine, July 1998
Review by Ray Rogers
|We Ran (Elektra)|
Long before she got hooked on Nelson Riddle classics or dug into her ancestral
mariachi roots, Ronstadt ruled the airwaves by giving classics from the Stones,
Motown, and country music a decidely Californian light-rock treatment. Here,
accompanied by her longtime guitarist Waddy Wachtel, Ronstadt recaptures the
spirit of her early '70s heyday, with glowing results. Despite a sandy-eyed
lilt on a few tracks, overall she sounds wiser, not weathered. Her renditions
of Bruce Springsteen's "If I Should Fall Behind" and John Hiatt's "When We Ran"
rival her peak '70s hits: In a voice that's still as smooth as a pearl, she
sings of lost innocence and old flames that continue to burn deep within.
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