Wrecking Ball (Remastered) Emmylou Harris

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
1995

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
18.10.2016

Label: Nonesuch Records

Genre: Folk

Subgenre: Folk Rock

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  • 1Where Will I Be04:18
  • 2Goodbye04:53
  • 3All My Tears03:42
  • 4Wrecking Ball04:49
  • 5Goin' Back to Harlan04:53
  • 6Deeper Well04:18
  • 7Every Grain of Sand03:56
  • 8Sweet Old World05:06
  • 9May This Be Love04:45
  • 10Orphan Girl03:15
  • 11Blackhawk04:28
  • 12Waltz Across Texas Tonight04:45
  • Total Runtime53:08

Info zu Wrecking Ball (Remastered)

The long awaited HighResAudio reissue of Emmylou Harris' 1995 Grammy winning masterpiece Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson) and featuring appearances by Brian Blade, Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, among others. Includes original album sequence as well as outtakes and alternate versions from the original recording sessions.

Not many modern country legends have traveled through their careers with the wherewithal, grace and vision of Emmylou Harris. More than twenty years after helping Gram Parsons reinvent country with so-called 'Cosmic American music,' Harris is still tinkering with the genre's songwriting conventions and the sounds she uses to illustrate the words she sings. Enter Daniel Lanois: erstwhile protege of Brian Eno, producer to U2, Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson, and a visionary artist in his own right who mixes the Louisiana music of his Acadian ancestry with the ambient settings of his modernist mentor. On „Wrecking Ball“, he is the perfect foil for Harris' spiritual explorations, casting her in a light that has little in common with Nashville's neon glow.

Lanois' reverb-soaked recording technique and odd instrumentation decisions give „Wrecking Ball“ its aura, wrapping the album in a mystical veil. They also free Harris to dive deeper into the lyrical ideas of the songs, and emerge with clear spiritual conveyances. Steve Earle's 'Goodbye' is a rhythmically sprawling reopening of an old wound, as Earle himself sits in on the proceedings, gently fingerpicking the melody in front of Lanois' electric-guitar washes. 'Deeper Well' is Harris and Lanois' idiosyncratic take on gospel bluegrass--U2's Larry Mullen, Jr. pounds a rolling north African beat over a gray din, while acoustic guitars, piano progressions and irreverent vocal snippets echo around Harris' search for 'a holier grail.'

„Wrecking Ball is a leftfield masterpiece, the most wide-ranging, innovative, and daring record in a career built on such notions. Rich in atmosphere and haunting in its dark complexity, much of the due credit belongs to producer Daniel Lanois; best known for his work with pop superstars like U2 and Peter Gabriel, on Wrecking Ball Lanois taps into the very essence of what makes Harris tick -- the gossamer vocals, the flawless phrasing -- while also opening up innumerable new avenues for her talents to explore. The songs shimmer and swirl, given life through Lanois' trademark ringing guitar textures and the almost primal drumming of U2's Larry Mullen, Jr. The fixed point remains Harris' voice, which leaps into each and every one of these diverse compositions -- culled from the pens of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, and others -- with utter fearlessness, as if this were the album she'd been waiting her entire life to make. Maybe it is.“ (Jason Ankeny, AMG)

Emmylou Harris, vocals, acoustic guitar, harmony vocals
Daniel Lanois, mandolin, guitars, bass, dulcimer, percussion, bass pedals
Malcolm Burn, piano, tambourine, vibes, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, slide guitar, bass, drums
Larry Mullen, Jr., drums
Tony Hall, percussion, bass, stick drum
Daryl Johnson, high harmony vocals, backing vocals, harmonic bass
Additional musicians:
Brian Blade, drums, Indian hand drum
Steve Earle, acoustic guitar
Sam O'Sullivan, roto wheel
Neil Young, harmony vocals, harmonica
Kufaru Mouton, percussion
Lucinda Williams, acoustic guitar
Richard Bennett, tremolo guitar
Anna McGarrigle, harmony vocals
Kate McGarrigle, harmony vocals

Produced by Daniel Lanois

Digitally remastered


Emmylou Harris
one of America’s most loved and respected recording artists and her previous band mate Rodney Crowell return with their long-anticipated collaboration album 'Old Yellow Moon'.

During an extensive musical career, spanning over 40 years, Emmylou Harris has recorded more than 25 albums, sold over 15 million records worldwide, and collaborated with a wealth of fellow artists, including Bruce Springsteen, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Mark Knopfler to name a few. Over the years Emmylou has received critical acclaim, lining her shelves with awards, including 12 Grammy Awards, 3 Country Music Awards, and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song - ‘A Love that Will Never Grow Old’ from the movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’. In February 2008, she was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, and went on to release the studio album ‘All I Intended to Be’.

Crowell is a multi-Grammy-award winner whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Etta James and Grateful Dead among others. His 1988 breakthrough Diamonds and Dirt, generated five #1 singles and a Grammy Award for the song “After All This Time.” This show brings together two of Country music’s legendary voices, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell are undeniably two all-time greats.

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