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Wrecking Ball

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  • Emmylou Harris's Nonesuch Records debut album, Red Dirt Girl, which was first released more than twenty years ago, in September 2000, is now available on limited-edition, translucent red vinyl. Harris wrote all but one of the tracks on Red Dirt Girl, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. It was produced by Malcolm Burn, who also performs on the album, along with Buddy Miller, Daryl Johnson, and Ethan Johns. Dave Matthews sings a duet with Harris, and Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, and Patty Griffin also contribute vocals.

  • Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris reunited with Rodney Crowell to perform "Love Hurts" for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s BIG NIGHT (At the Museum) benefit event, which aired last night. For the performance in the museum, which you can watch here, Harris plays the 1961 Martin New Yorker acoustic guitar of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant, who wrote the song. Harris famously recorded "Love Hurts" with the late Gram Parsons.

  • 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

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

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

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

519480

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597955910
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597948561
Price: 
15.00
Label: 
2CD+DVD+MP3
UPC: 
075597955675
Label: 
LP
UPC: 
075597920079
Label: 
2CD
UPC: 
075597916898
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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