January 22, 2014 – 12:50 pm

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Dallas, Thanksgiving 1982 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Reunion Arena, Dallas, Texas; November 25, 1982 (this has also been listed as November 22). Very good to excellent FM broadcast. FM master tape.

Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt, 67, told AARP ( August 23, 2013 that she “can’t sing a note” because she suffers from Parkinson’s disease. Diagnosed eight months ago, Ronstadt began to show symptoms as long as eight years ago.

Linda Ronstadt has a new bio out, Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir, but it was finished before the singer disclosed she had Parkinson’s disease so the book does not contain any details about her current condition. Consider this one of the soundtracks to the book.

Several versions of this show had been shared in the past but this version from glasnostrd19 appears to be the most complete.

Thanks to glasnostrd19 who recorded the show and shared the tracks at Dime.

glasnostrd19 noted:

A version of this show was previously posted by wolfsbane… since then another source was posted by itzero… Both the previous sources have a song cut in each one. This one does not have any songs cut. Both the previous sources are not listed as being from (or sounding like) a master source. This one is all from a master tape source of the original live broadcast and is complete (including pre-show interview with Linda).

The itzero version differs in that though it does not have known lineage it is clearly from a lower gen source. Also, the most recent one had a tape flip about 1:30 into track 12 (Prisoner in Disguise) with a fade out/fade in. The previous one had one between “13: Silver Threads & Golden Needles/” and “14: /Easy For You To Say, band intros” and both were cut.

The itzero one is 72+ minutes, the previous one 68+ minutes. This one is 84:44 min (interview and radio intro is about 6 min) and comes from my own master recording, made as the show was broadcast on FM radio. Tonight is the first time I’ve shared it anywhere digitally. Finally, the itzero one runs at a slightly higher pitch than the previous one. Comparing the pitch of Prisoner In Disguise to the CD version, the pitch of the itzero version is closer to correct than the previous one.

Live FM broadcast (WAAF 107.3 Worcester; “The Source” FM radio broadcast) > Sansui 8 reciever with wire antenna > unknown average quality cassette recorder (dolby off) > almost never played Maxell XLII 90 min. master cassette (it’s not ’70s Mahavishnu Orchestra, it’s ’80s Linda) > played on tascam 112 into soundforge (wav) > flac (sb’s aligned)
a this and that production.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. radio intro 0:37 (1.0MB)
Track 02. interview with Linda 5:48 (9.7MB)
Track 03. Tumbling Dice 4:01 (6.7MB)
Track 04. It’s So Easy 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 05. Party Girl 4:18 (7.2MB)
Track 06. Get Closer 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 07. Linda talks, Willin’ 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 08. Sometimes You Just Can’t Win 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 09. Heart Like A Wheel 3:26 (5.8MB)
Track 10. I Can’t Let Go 2:57 (5.0MB)
Track 11. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress 3:49 (6.4MB)
Track 12. That’ll Be The Day (tape flip after, spliced) 2:44 (4.6MB)
Track 13. Blue Bayou 4:50 (8.1MB)
Track 14. Prisoner In Disguise 4:06 (6.9MB)
Track 15. Silver Threads And Golden Needles 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 16. Easy For You To Say 4:12 (7.1MB)
Track 17. band introductions 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 18. Poor Poor Pitiful Me 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 19. You’re No Good 6:34 (11.0MB)
Track 20. Back In The USA (Chuck Berry) 2:59 (5.0MB)
Track 21. announcer encore break (commercials edited out) 0:32 (910k)
Track 22. Heat Wave 3:03 (5.1MB)
Track 23. Desperado 4:01 (6.7MB)
Track 24. announcer wrap up (end cuts) 1:15 (2.1MB)

Linda Ronstadt - vocals
Dan Dugmore - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar
Andrew Gold - percussion, guitars, keyboards, vocals
Waddy Wachtel - lead guitar
Bill Payne - keyboards
Kenny Edwards - guitar, vocals
Liza Edwards - vocals
Leland “Lee” Sklar - bass
Rick Marotta - drums

Linda Ronstadt was promoting her Get Closer album with this show. Click here to order Get Closer.

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  1. 5 Responses to “LINDA RONSTADT - DALLAS 1982”

  2. Thank you very much, BIG O!

    By THE Russian Assassin on Jan 22, 2014

  3. I miss her voice,very unique,soft and raw,wild
    and tender of a human,no computer inside :)4
    thank you !

    By easy on Jan 22, 2014

  4. I only wish I could have seen her, at any time, before she was unable to sing. This is just an excellent site! I can listen to her for days on end! Thanks for this gem!

    By Ron Wheeler on Jan 23, 2014

  5. Thank you. I’ve been a fan of Linda for a long time, but time has only increased my admiration for her singing.

    By Paul on Jan 23, 2014

  6. I was lucky (and old) enough to have seen her 9 times in concert and once at her family’s hardware store in Tucson AZ. When I was 18 and stationed in Vietnam I had a CRUSH on LR. Scope out some pix of her in the early 70’s. Many thanks to all at Big-O for all these memories! May karma treat you well…. :)

    By Old Wet Cat on Mar 18, 2014

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