For Sentimental Reasons is an album by Linda Ronstadt that was released in October of 1986 by Asylum Records.

The album was the third collaboration between Ronstadt and bandleader\arranger Nelson Riddle.


  1. When You Wish Upon A Star 3:46
  2. Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered 4:24
  3. You Go To My Head 3:36
  4. But Not For Me 5:24
  5. My Funny Valentine 3:00
  6. I Get Along Without You Very Well 4:15
  7. Am I Blue 2:54
  8. I Love You For Sentimental Reasons 3:42
  9. Straighten Up And Fly Right 2:15
  10. Little Girl Blue 4:35
  11. 'Round Midnight 4:19

Chart PerformanceEdit

"For Sentimental Reasons" peaked at #46 on Billboard 200 and #3 on Billboard's Top Jazz Albums chart.

Critical ReceptionEdit

Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote in his review of the album that the tracks "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered," "My Funny Valentine," "Am I Blue," and "'Round Midnight" "might make the album more appealing to casual fans who want to hear Ronstadt sing songs they know if they're going to hear her in this setting."

In his review of the album for Stereo Review, Mark Peel wrote: "What could have been merely a fling with swing turned into a commitment for Ronstadt- perhaps a risky one, coming at a time when she was the reigning queen of rock. So if this review comes off sounding like a thank-you note, it is: thank you, Linda Ronstadt, for getting a pop-music giant to lay down some of his best work when there wasn't much demand for it, for giving us a whole new set of definitive performances, and for reawakening our cars to a rich era in American popular music."

In People Magazine's "Picks and Pans" review, they wrote: "Like the other two Ronstadt-Riddle albums, What’s New and Lush Life, this one profits greatly from the presence of some distinguished jazz musicians—including saxophonist Bud Shank, trumpet player Warren Luening and pianist Don Grolnick in this case—and is full of languorous, richly romantic music."

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