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Wrecking Ball [2CD + DVD]

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  • Emmylou Harris is the subject of a major new exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, titled Emmylou Harris: Songbird’s Flight, opening this Friday and running until August 4, 2019. Harris will discuss her life and work at the museum on November 3, to be streamed live. "From my first album release in 1975, country music has embraced me with open arms," she says. "This exhibit at the Hall of Fame makes me realize once more how grateful and honored I am to be part of such a remarkable musical family."

  • Emmylou Harris will take part in The Lantern Tour: Concerts for Migrant and Refugee Families with Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Shawn Colvin, Lila Downs, Steve Earle, and Graham Nash in support of families seeking safety at the US–Mexico border. Proceeds will go to the Women's Refugee Commission. The tour begins in Nashville on October 23 and includes shows in Washington, DC; Collingswood, NJ; Boston; and NYC. 

  • About This Album

    Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball will be reissued April 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson), Wrecking Ball won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and was highly praised by critics worldwide. The new three-disc set features the remastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, and a DVD of the documentary Building the Wrecking Ball, which was directed by Bob Lanois and includes interviews and studio footage of Harris and Lanois as well as special guests Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Brian Blade, and others. 

    In celebration of the reissue, Harris and Lanois will embark on an international tour spring, including shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, The Vic in Chicago, and the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. 

    Originally released in 1995 to widespread critical praise, Uncut called the album “the most daring, inventive album of Harris’s career,” while Rolling Stone said, “The album features unvarnished, otherworldly renditions of songs written by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, and other lesser-known artists,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “The pace is deliberate, unhurried, meditative, the atmosphere rich, dark, and ghostly.”

    The reissue follows a very successful year for Harris, whose new collaborative album with longtime friend and colleague Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon, recently won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. Harris and Crowell were also honored with two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show: Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’s career 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 in 2008.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Emmylou Harris, vocal (1-12), acoustic guitar (3, 5, 7, 10-12), harmony vocal (10)
    Daniel Lanois, mandolin (1-3, 5, 8, 10-12), electric guitar (1-4, 6, 9, 11, 12), bass (1, 3), duet vocal (1), acoustic guitar (2, 7, 11), chant vocal (3), percussion (4), guitar (8), bass pedals (8), duet vocal (9), dulcimer (10)
    Brian Blade, drums (1), Indian hand drum (5)
    Daryl Johnson, high harmony vocal (1), tom tom (1), drum kit bass pedals (5), background vocal (5)
    Malcolm Burn, piano (2-4, 12), tambourine (4, 10), vibes (4), organ (5, 7), tom tom (5), sci-fi synth vibes (5), keyboards (6), slide guitar (8, 12), piano (8)
    Larry Mullen, Jr., hand drum (2, 10), drum kit (2), drums (3, 4, 6-9, 12), cymbal (4)
    Tony Hall, shaker (2), bass (2, 4, 6, 7, 12), stick drum (10)
    Steve Earle, finger-picked acoustic guitar (2), acoustic guitar (7, 8)
    Daryl Johnson, keyboard bass (3, 6), harmony vocal (3, 10), chant vocal (3)
    Sam O’Sullivan, roto wheel (4)
    Neil Young, harmony vocal (4, 8), harmonica (8)
    Kufaru Mouton, extro percussion (5)
    Lucinda Williams, acoustic guitar (8)
    Richard Bennett, tremolo guitar (8)
    Kate McGarrigle & Anna McGarrigle, harmony vocal (12)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Daniel Lanois
    Mastered by Joe Gastwirt at Joe Gastwirt Mastering, Oak Park, CA

    Photography by Bob Lanois
    Photography Printing and Coloration by Jim Merrill
    Design by Evan Gaffney

    Building the Wrecking Ball
    Directed by Bob Lanois
    Executive Producers: Paddy Prendergast, Steve Fernie
    Executive Producer: Monty Hitchcock
    Produced by Peter Kimball

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on January 29, 2014 - 5:02pm
Artist Name: 
Emmylou Harris
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This three-disc reissue of Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking, Grammy Award–winning album Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois, features the remastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, and a DVD of the documentary Building the Wrecking Ball, which includes interviews and studio footage of Harris and Lanois as well as special guests Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Brian Blade, and others. The reissue earns five stars from Mojo and Uncut, which calls it "ambitious and audacious ... a masterpiece."

Description: 

Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball will be reissued April 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson), Wrecking Ball won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and was highly praised by critics worldwide. The new three-disc set features the remastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, and a DVD of the documentary Building the Wrecking Ball, which was directed by Bob Lanois and includes interviews and studio footage of Harris and Lanois as well as special guests Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Brian Blade, and others. 

In celebration of the reissue, Harris and Lanois will embark on an international tour spring, including shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, The Vic in Chicago, and the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. 

Originally released in 1995 to widespread critical praise, Uncut called the album “the most daring, inventive album of Harris’s career,” while Rolling Stone said, “The album features unvarnished, otherworldly renditions of songs written by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, and other lesser-known artists,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “The pace is deliberate, unhurried, meditative, the atmosphere rich, dark, and ghostly.”

The reissue follows a very successful year for Harris, whose new collaborative album with longtime friend and colleague Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon, recently won the Grammy Award for Best Americana Album. Harris and Crowell were also honored with two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show: Album of the Year and Duo/Group of the Year. A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’s career 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 in 2008.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Daniel Lanois
Mastered by Joe Gastwirt at Joe Gastwirt Mastering, Oak Park, CA

Photography by Bob Lanois
Photography Printing and Coloration by Jim Merrill
Design by Evan Gaffney

Building the Wrecking Ball
Directed by Bob Lanois
Executive Producers: Paddy Prendergast, Steve Fernie
Executive Producer: Monty Hitchcock
Produced by Peter Kimball

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

519480

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597955910
Price: 
18.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597948561
Price: 
19.00
Label: 
2CD+DVD+MP3
UPC: 
075597955675
Price: 
21.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Emmylou Harris, vocal (1-12), acoustic guitar (3, 5, 7, 10-12), harmony vocal (10)
Daniel Lanois, mandolin (1-3, 5, 8, 10-12), electric guitar (1-4, 6, 9, 11, 12), bass (1, 3), duet vocal (1), acoustic guitar (2, 7, 11), chant vocal (3), percussion (4), guitar (8), bass pedals (8), duet vocal (9), dulcimer (10)
Brian Blade, drums (1), Indian hand drum (5)
Daryl Johnson, high harmony vocal (1), tom tom (1), drum kit bass pedals (5), background vocal (5)
Malcolm Burn, piano (2-4, 12), tambourine (4, 10), vibes (4), organ (5, 7), tom tom (5), sci-fi synth vibes (5), keyboards (6), slide guitar (8, 12), piano (8)
Larry Mullen, Jr., hand drum (2, 10), drum kit (2), drums (3, 4, 6-9, 12), cymbal (4)
Tony Hall, shaker (2), bass (2, 4, 6, 7, 12), stick drum (10)
Steve Earle, finger-picked acoustic guitar (2), acoustic guitar (7, 8)
Daryl Johnson, keyboard bass (3, 6), harmony vocal (3, 10), chant vocal (3)
Sam O’Sullivan, roto wheel (4)
Neil Young, harmony vocal (4, 8), harmonica (8)
Kufaru Mouton, extro percussion (5)
Lucinda Williams, acoustic guitar (8)
Richard Bennett, tremolo guitar (8)
Kate McGarrigle & Anna McGarrigle, harmony vocal (12)

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