With her tribute album to Linda Ronstadt, Elizabeth Ward Land enters the realm of recording artists extraordinaire. she and Ronstadt make for a pair of excellent partners; this album goes beyond being a great “Tribute Album” and lands, squarely, in the category of Plain Old Great Album.
Elizabeth Ward Land has a voice for the ages, rich with depth and nuance, overflowing with emotional connection and technical brilliance. Land’s voice is divinely throaty, oriented in a place that reaches right through the heart to the spine, where it resonates throughout the entire body. She was born to sing every song in every genre, which makes her the perfect person to embody the works of Linda Ronstadt, but the success of the album goes beyond just having the right vocal instrument to sing the songs – and the album is a success, by the way: a big one.