Wrecking Ball

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Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball was produced by Daniel Lanois and won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. 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.”

Description

Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball was produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson) and won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. 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 CD and digital albums includes previously unreleased bonus material.

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

Nonesuch Selection Number

519480

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
Album Status
Artist Name
Emmylou Harris
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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UPC/Price
Label
MP3
Price
14.00
UPC
075597955910
Label
FLAC
Price
15.00
UPC
075597948561
Label
2CD+DVD+MP3
UPC
075597955675
Label
LP
Price
20.00
UPC
075597920079
Label
2CD+MP3
Price
16.00
UPC
075597916898
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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

    Emmylou Harris’s groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball was produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson) and won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. 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 CD and digital albums includes previously unreleased bonus material.

    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