In August 1976.

In August 1976, “Asylum” label released “Hasten Down the Wind”, the seventh Linda Ronstadt  studio album. It was recorded May – July 1976, at “The Sound Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher. In 1977, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female”. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Linda Ronstadt – lead and backing vocals, handclaps
  • Andrew Gold- vocals, backing vocals, organ, keyboards, ARP String Ensemble, finger cymbals, sleigh bells, handclaps, clavinet, acoustic and electric piano, electric, rhythm and acoustic guitar, clavichord
  • Dan Dugmore – electric and steel guitar
  • Wendy Waldman – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Peter Asher- guitar, wood block, shaker, handclaps, vocals, tambourine, percussion
  • Clarence McDonald- piano, keyboards
  • Kenny Edwards- bass guitar, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Richard Feves – bass guitar, double bass
  • Russ Kunkel, Michael Botts– drums
  • Don Henley – drums, lead and harmony vocals
  • Paul Polivnick – viola
  • Bill Thedford – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Ken Yerke – violin, viola
  • David Campbell – viola, conductor, string arrangements
  • Charles Veal – violin, concertmaster
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Ron Hickland, Gerry Garrett – choir, chorus
  • Clydie King- vocals, choir, chorus
  • Gerald Garrett, Jim Gilstrap – vocals, choir, chorus
  • Pat Henderson – vocals, choir, chorus, backing vocals
  • Ron Hicklin – vocals
  • Sherlie Matthews- backing vocals
  • Herb Pedersen- backing vocals
  • Wendy Waldman- backing vocals
  • Becky Louis, Karla Bonoff- backing vocals
  • John Kosh – design
  • Ethan Russell, Jim Shea – photography

Track listing:

  1. Lose Again – Karla Bonoff
  2. The Tattler – Ry Cooder, Russ Titelman, Washington Phillips
  3. If He’s Ever Near – Karla Bonoff
  4. That’ll Be the Day – Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty
  5. Jerry Allison, Buddy Holly, Norman Petty – Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Edwards, Gilbert Ronstadt
  6. Hasten Down the Wind – Warren Zevon
  7. Rivers of Babylon – Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton
  8. Give One Heart – John Hall, Johanna Hall
  9. Try Me Again – Linda Ronstadt, Andrew Gold
  10. Crazy – Willie Nelson
  11. Down So Low – Tracy Nelson
  12. Someone to Lay Down Beside Me – Karla Bonoff

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