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    All I Intended to Be is Emmylou Harris’s third release on Nonesuch and her first solo effort since 2003’s Stumble into Grace. Of the selected material, Harris explains, “I’ve always seen myself as a relentless song-finder, a singer of other people’s work whom I admire greatly, and an occasional songwriter.”

    Recorded over a four-year span primarily at producer Brian Ahern’s Easter Island Surround in Nashville, for the first time in 25 years, this album returns Harris to the producer she worked with for her first 11 albums. Taking its title from a line in the featured Harris / John Starling duet “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” (Billy Joe Shaver), the record includes both original material as well as some of Harris’s favorite songs. As Fader magazine notes, “Harris’s records are distinguished by an almost curatorial respect for the artifacts.” Longtime friends Kate and Anna McGarrigle co-wrote and sing on two tracks, “How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower” and “Sailing Round the Room,” while Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and Buddy Miller also contribute vocals on the album.

    A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’s contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 27, 2008. Of Harris, Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer says, “[Emmylou] possesses the voice of an angel. She is one of the most revered song interpreters on the planet, and has been instrumental in preserving country music’s past while expanding country music’s horizons throughout her career.” New York’s WFUV also honored Harris this year, recognizing the singer with the Sound and Vision Award at its annual spring gala held at Sotheby’s.

    The LP version of the album was pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl and includes the complete album on CD and MP3.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Emmylou Harris, vocals (1-13), acoustic guitar (1-13), harmonies (2-4, 6-13)
    Brian Ahern, 12-string guitars (1, 6), baritone electric guitar (4, 7, 12), Tac-Tac bass (5), Afuche (5), Earthwood bass (6, 11), banjo (6)
    Tim Goodman, acoustic guitar (1)
    Emory Gordy, bass (1)
    Jim Horn, recorders (1)
    Keith Knudsen, drums (1)
    John McPhee, Cordovox and electric guitars (1)
    Bill Payne, keyboards (1)
    Lynn Langham, Jack Routh, Randy Sharp, backing vocals (1)
    Glen D. Hardin, keyboards (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
    Greg Leisz, slide electric guitar (2), steel (5, 8, 10, 13), Weisenborn (8, 11), mandocello (11)
    Buddy Miller, backing vocals (1), harmony vocals (2), vocals (8)
    Harry Stinson, drums (2, 4-8, 12)
    Kenny Vaughn, electric guitar (2, 4, 5, 7 8)
    Glen Worf, bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
    Steve Fishell, steel (3, 7, 12)
    Mary Ann Kennedy, harmony vocals, mandolin (3, 11)
    Phil Madeira, accordion (3, 9, 10, 12, 13)
    David Pomeroy, bass (3, 12)
    Pam Rose, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar (3, 11)
    Patrick Warren, keyboards (3, 6, 11, 12)
    Karen Brooks, backing vocals (1), harmony vocals (4, 7)
    Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, harmony vocals (5)
    Kate McGarrigle, vocals (6, 12), gut-string guitar (6, 12), banjo solo (6)
    Anna McGarrigle, vocals (6, 12)
    Mike Auldridge, vocals, Dobro (9, 10, 13)
    John Starling, vocals, acoustic guitar (9, 10, 13)
    Stuart Duncan, mandolin (9, 10, 13)
    Fats Kaplan, mandolin (9)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Brian Ahern
    Recorded October 16, 2005, to March 17, 2008, at Easter Island Surround, Nashville, TN
    Engineer: Donivan Cowart
    Second Engineer: Noland O’Boyle
    Track 1 recorded at Magnolia Studios, North Hollywood, CA, by Donivan Cowart, Stuart Taylor, and Brian Ahern
    Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 basics recorded on 16-track analogue at Sound Emporium Studio, Nashville, TN; Second Engineer: Kyle Ford
    Track 6, 12 McGarrigles’ vocals recorded at Mayke Studios, Montreal, by Borza Ghomeshi and Mark Bel
    Overdubs at Village Studio D, Santa Monica, CA
    Second Engineers: Ghian Wright and Gene Nash

    Design by Barbara deWilde
    Photography by Rocky Schenck

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

480444

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
55
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Emmylou Harris
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597992854BUN
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597992847
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597989489BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
LP+CD+MP3
Description: 

All I Intended to Be is Emmylou Harris’s third release on Nonesuch and her first solo effort since 2003’s Stumble into Grace. Of the selected material, Harris explains, “I’ve always seen myself as a relentless song-finder, a singer of other people’s work whom I admire greatly, and an occasional songwriter.”

Recorded over a four-year span primarily at producer Brian Ahern’s Easter Island Surround in Nashville, for the first time in 25 years, this album returns Harris to the producer she worked with for her first 11 albums. Taking its title from a line in the featured Harris / John Starling duet “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” (Billy Joe Shaver), the record includes both original material as well as some of Harris’s favorite songs. As Fader magazine notes, “Harris’s records are distinguished by an almost curatorial respect for the artifacts.” Longtime friends Kate and Anna McGarrigle co-wrote and sing on two tracks, “How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower” and “Sailing Round the Room,” while Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and Buddy Miller also contribute vocals on the album.

A 12-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’s contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on April 27, 2008. Of Harris, Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer says, “[Emmylou] possesses the voice of an angel. She is one of the most revered song interpreters on the planet, and has been instrumental in preserving country music’s past while expanding country music’s horizons throughout her career.” New York’s WFUV also honored Harris this year, recognizing the singer with the Sound and Vision Award at its annual spring gala held at Sotheby’s.

The LP version of the album was pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl and includes the complete album on CD and MP3.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

A stellar cast of musicians and friends join Harris for this Brian Ahern-produced set showcasing her extraordinary gifts as songwriter, song finder, and interpreter. Guests include the McGarrigles, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, and members of the Seldom Scene. LP version pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl; includes complete album on CD and MP3.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Emmylou Harris, vocals (1-13), acoustic guitar (1-13), harmonies (2-4, 6-13)
Brian Ahern, 12-string guitars (1, 6), baritone electric guitar (4, 7, 12), Tac-Tac bass (5), Afuche (5), Earthwood bass (6, 11), banjo (6)
Tim Goodman, acoustic guitar (1)
Emory Gordy, bass (1)
Jim Horn, recorders (1)
Keith Knudsen, drums (1)
John McPhee, Cordovox and electric guitars (1)
Bill Payne, keyboards (1)
Lynn Langham, Jack Routh, Randy Sharp, backing vocals (1)
Glen D. Hardin, keyboards (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Greg Leisz, slide electric guitar (2), steel (5, 8, 10, 13), Weisenborn (8, 11), mandocello (11)
Buddy Miller, backing vocals (1), harmony vocals (2), vocals (8)
Harry Stinson, drums (2, 4-8, 12)
Kenny Vaughn, electric guitar (2, 4, 5, 7 8)
Glen Worf, bass (2, 4, 5, 7, 8)
Steve Fishell, steel (3, 7, 12)
Mary Ann Kennedy, harmony vocals, mandolin (3, 11)
Phil Madeira, accordion (3, 9, 10, 12, 13)
David Pomeroy, bass (3, 12)
Pam Rose, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar (3, 11)
Patrick Warren, keyboards (3, 6, 11, 12)
Karen Brooks, backing vocals (1), harmony vocals (4, 7)
Dolly Parton, Vince Gill, harmony vocals (5)
Kate McGarrigle, vocals (6, 12), gut-string guitar (6, 12), banjo solo (6)
Anna McGarrigle, vocals (6, 12)
Mike Auldridge, vocals, Dobro (9, 10, 13)
John Starling, vocals, acoustic guitar (9, 10, 13)
Stuart Duncan, mandolin (9, 10, 13)
Fats Kaplan, mandolin (9)

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Brian Ahern
Recorded October 16, 2005, to March 17, 2008, at Easter Island Surround, Nashville, TN
Engineer: Donivan Cowart
Second Engineer: Noland O’Boyle
Track 1 recorded at Magnolia Studios, North Hollywood, CA, by Donivan Cowart, Stuart Taylor, and Brian Ahern
Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 basics recorded on 16-track analogue at Sound Emporium Studio, Nashville, TN; Second Engineer: Kyle Ford
Track 6, 12 McGarrigles’ vocals recorded at Mayke Studios, Montreal, by Borza Ghomeshi and Mark Bel
Overdubs at Village Studio D, Santa Monica, CA
Second Engineers: Ghian Wright and Gene Nash

Design by Barbara deWilde
Photography by Rocky Schenck