All I Intended to Be

Submitted by nonesuch on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 19:14
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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. "Like cool water on a hot day, Emmylou Harris's bruised-angel voice remains a welcome balm," says the Boston Globe. "Harris has meticulously written and chosen a group of folk and country songs that support the nuances of that voice perfectly."

Description

All I Intended to Be, released June 10, 2008, 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.

ProductionCredits

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

Nonesuch Selection Number

480444

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
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Album Status
Artist Name
Emmylou Harris
MusicianDetails

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)

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CD+MP3
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12.00
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075597992854BUN
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MP3
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10.00
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  • 480444

News & Reviews

  • Emmylou Harris is the inaugural guest on Margo Price’s new podcast Runaway Horses from Sonos, featuring guests who've "made music that says something raw and beautiful and cathartic about the human experience." Harris is "one of my biggest inspirations, one of my favorite musicians of all time," says Price, "a true living legend … She has never been afraid to follow her creative instinct, embrace risks, and pursue the unexpected.” You can hear their conversation here.

  • Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers' Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert is out now on Nonesuch. The album features the 1990 Nashville debut of the acoustic all-star group—Sam Bush, Roy Huskey Jr., Larry Atamanuik, Al Perkins, Jon Randall Stewart—at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC). The concert was recorded and shelved until now, when it has been unearthed and will be released for the first time. The set features entirely different songs from the band's acclaimed live album At the Ryman, with music by A.P. Carter, Rodney Crowell, Ruth Franks, the Louvin Brothers, Doc Pomus, Paul Simon, Townes Van Zandt, and Harris herself. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an exclusive print autographed by Harris, while they last. You can watch the band's 1993 Austin City Limits performance of three album tracks here.

  • About This Album

    All I Intended to Be, released June 10, 2008, 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.

    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