Product Code: 602557362534
Artist: Linda Ronstadt
Origin: USA.
Label: Capitol Records (2017)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Country Rock , Rock , Soft Rock N

Heart Like A Wheel

Brand new sealed 180 gram reissue.

Heart Like a Wheel is the fifth solo studio album by Linda Ronstadt, released in November 1974.  Her first to reach the top of the Billboard 200 and winning a Grammy Award, it is considered to be Ronstadt's breakthrough album. It was also Ronstadt's last album released by Capitol Records.

The album hit the top spot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and spent four weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Country Album chart in early 1975. "You're No Good," a reluctant first single release from the record company, reached number 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. A version of The Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved" spent two weeks at number 2 on the Hot 100 in June 1975 and reached number 1 on the Cash Box Pop singles chart and on the Hot Country Songs chart. Buddy Holly & the Crickets song, "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", also appeared on the Pop, Adult Contemporary and Country charts.[5]

Stephen Holden's 1975 review Rolling Stone described the title track as "a masterpiece of writing and arrangement" and lauded the album's expansive repertoire, production and song selection.[6]  The album's cover of Hank Williams's "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)," peaked at number 2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.[7]

Heart Like a Wheel spent 51 weeks on the album chart[8].

An Allmusic writer described it as "a landmark of '70s mainstream pop/rock."[2]

In 1976 the album was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards including winning Best Country Vocal Performance Female for "I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love with You".  The entire album was nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance Female.  Producer Peter Asher was among the nominees for Producer of the Year, which is not a recording specific category.

It was inducted by the National Recording Registry in 2013.