Don't Cry Now
Released: Jan 1973
Propelled by the singles "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" and "Love Has No Pride," this became Ronstadt's breakout hit. A relaxed country rock record that found the Arizona native backed by the cream of the L.A. crop, this is the rare cocaine cowboy album that pleased both audiences. Top honors to "Colorado" and "Desperado" (which best the originals).