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Wrecking Ball

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  • While most of us can't go out to take in great live music, here are some events taking place online to enjoy while staying home this weekend: Sam Amidon performs in concert from Kings Place in London on Saturday; Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, and Yola can be see in the free online Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Saturday; Joachim Cooder concludes his virtual in-store tour via Electric Fetus Instagram Live tonight; and Rob Mazurek performs Friday–Sunday from Marfa for his art show in Florence, Italy.

  • Thriving Roots, the Americana Music Association Foundation's new virtual conference, takes place starting Wednesday, September 16. The three-day event features 100 online sessions, including panels with Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, Chris Thile, Yola, and Ry Cooder. On Thursday, there's Yola with Brandi Carlile and Chris Thile with Sarah Jarosz and John Leventhal; on Friday, it's Ry Cooder with Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris with Ken Burns, and Rhiannon Giddens with Taj Mahal and Ann Powers.

  • 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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on January 29, 2014 - 5:02pm
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
Price: 
20.00
Label: 
2CD
UPC: 
075597916898
Price: 
16.00
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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