Winter Light

Album: Winter Light (1993)

Songfacts®:

  • This pastoral track was a rare co-write from Linda Ronstadt. She recalled to Uncut: "A friend of mine, Fred Fuchs - who was working on a movie called The Secret Garden directed by Agnieszka Holland, who I love, called me up. He said they hadn't been able to find a title song that everybody liked, and I said, Send me the soundtrack and the movie and let me hear what it sounds like.'

    I liked the soundtrack, so I got my friend Eric Kaz and we put two pieces from it together and made a verse and a chorus and a bridge. Then I wrote some lyrics and Eric wrote some lyrics and we put it all together. And the composer really liked it, and Agnieszka Holland really liked it."

    The tune was used as The Secret Garden's end credit song, but was not included on the movie's original soundtrack release.
  • Three years later the song featured on Dedicated To The One I Love, Ronstadt's collection of Rock classics reinterpreted as children's lullabies. She said: "I put that on my baby record so that I could get my children to go to sleep, and it worked like a charm."
  • The song was covered by Sarah Brightman on her 2001 album, Classics.

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