Album of the Day
Simple Dreams (40th Anniversary Edition)
Linda Ronstadt released one of the most successful albums of her career in 1977 with the #1 Grammy-winning smash SIMPLE DREAMS. It was the singer's eighth studio album and would go on to sell more than three million copies in the U.S. alone. The set spawned two Top 10 hits thanks to Ronstadt's covers of Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy" and Roy Orbison's "Blue Bayou"; several additional tracks would emerge as fan favorites, like the singer's takes on Warren Zevon's "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" and The Rolling Stones' "Tumbling Dice." In addition to remastered sound, the new 40th anniversary Expanded Edition of SIMPLE DREAMS also includes bonus live recordings of "It's So Easy," "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" and "Blue Bayou." All three are taken from a concert recording that originally aired on HBO in 1980 and are available here for the first time as standalone audio tracks.