Linda Ronstadt - Mad Love [Asylum Records 5E-510] (1980)

Dynamic Range Released: 1980
Country: US
Label: Asylum Records
Catalog: 5E-510
Genre: Rock, Pop

Item# SR-AS5E510
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Mad Love
02 Party Girl
03 How Do I Make You
04 I Can't Let Go
05 Hurt So Bad
06 Look Out For My Love
07 Cost Of Love
08 Justine
09 Girls Talk
10 Talking In The Dark

Mad Love
Linda Ronstadt

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Mad Love is a platinum-certified, Grammy-nominated 1980 rock album by singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard album chart, a record at the time and a first for any female artist, and quickly became her seventh consecutive million-selling album.

The album contains versions of Elvis Costello's ''Party Girl'', ''Girls Talk'' and ''Talking in the Dark'' as well as Neil Young's ''Look Out for My Love''. Three songs from The Cretones' first album, Thin Red Line, were also featured.

The album had Top 10 hits in the US with the frenetic ''How Do I Make You'' and the achingly pleading ''Hurt So Bad''. ''I Can't Let Go'' was the album's third hit single. Ronstadt was named Billboard's #1 Female Artist of 1980. This was her fourth time earning that honor. (She was named the year's top woman in 1975, 1977, and 1978.) She was also nominated for yet another Grammy Award in the Best Rock Vocal Performance Female category.

In 2011, after 31 years, Mad Love was taken out of print. The album was put into reprint in 2012 as part of Warner/Rhino's ''Original Album Series'' a group of five classic albums packaged in a box with each individual CD in a mini-replica of the original vinyl packaging. That package has also been deleted. []