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‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ Pays Tribute to Pioneering ’70s Songbird

‘Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice’ Pays Tribute to Pioneering ’70s Songbird

One of the many reminders of the often discounted greatness of Linda Ronstadt arrives about 30 minutes into Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. We see the biggest female rock star of the time (1976) in a studio with her band, filming what’s essentially an early music video. The song — Karla Bonoff’s sad-sack ballad of epic proportions, “Lose Again” — builds in gale-force winds with each verse and chorus. The band appears to be instrument-synching with the track, but Ronstadt, standing behind a microphone,

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