Linda Ronstadt’s 1971 Live Cover Of Patsy Cline’s “I Fall To Pieces”

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Taking on one of the biggest hits in country music history, this iconic blues, country, and rock singer blew the world away once they discovered this gem hidden on the flip side of her album.

For years Linda Ronstadt was known as one of the most talented and in-demand female vocalists – she was able to sing an incredible range of genres and do so with such ease that everyone wanted her to sing their music.

Hitting the studio for her self-titled 1972 album, nearly a full decade after the tragic death of country legend Patsy Cline, Ronstadt brought forth a special treat to her audience that was hidden in the list of tracks on the album’s flip side.

Snuck right into the beginning of the second side, Ronstadt and her producers included a rare, live recording of her singing Cline’s infamous track, “I Fall To Pieces.” Cline released the track just two years before her untimely death in a plane crash.

Now, decades after Ronstadt’s album release, the track has resurfaced on the internet and remains one of the most riveting and powerful live recordings of Ronstadt’s career.

Watch the video below and listen to the absolute power and precision of Ronstadt’s magical voice as she serenades you with this undeniable country standard.

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