Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years

Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years

by Emmylou Harris

CD(Dutch Import)

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For 30 years and counting, Emmylou Harris has drawn on the whole of popular music a source of inspiration. At once an innovator and a traditionalist, she has an uncanny gift for translating what she hears into contemporary country terms. The 45 tracks here chart an assured artist's course -- Harris has always sounded like she knows exactly what she wants to do -- and are as smart as they are, often, unconventional. But her choices -- aided and abetted by her beautiful crystalline voice -- always aim to make the human connection between artist and listener rather than show off her good and catholic taste. Several acknowledged Harris classics are in this compelling collection: "Boulder to Birmingham," "Blue Kentucky Girl," and the haunting version of "To Know Him Is to Love Him," with fellow Trio conspirators Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. No less powerful, though, are Harris's countrified interpretations of Lennon-McCartney ("Here, There and Everywhere"), Chuck Berry ("(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie"), and Paul Simon ("The Boxer"), as well as her linkage of country to R&B ("Pledging My Love") and to the Latin-tinged urban pop of Pomus-Shuman ("Save the Last Dance for Me"). Harris scholars will be delighted to know that several tracks show up on CD in the U.S. for the first time: "Fools Thin Air" and her take on Rodney Crowell's powerful "Precious Love," both of which were B-sides; "Driving Wheel" and "Pledging My Love" from the White Shoes album; and "White Line," "Rhythm Guitar," and "Timberline" from The Ballad of Sally Rose. Warner has about three times this amount of choice Emmylou material in its vaults, but for now, this taste is fine.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2001
Label: Imports
UPC: 0081227670528
catalogNumber: 1113544


Disc 1

  1. Too Far Gone
  2. If I Could Only Win Your Love
  3. Boulder to Birmingham
  4. Together Again
  5. Here, There, and Everywhere
  6. One of These Days
  7. Sweet Dreams
  8. C'est La Vie, (You Never Can Tell)
  9. Making Believe
  10. Easy From Now On
  11. To Daddy
  12. Two More Bottles of Wine
  13. Save the Last Dance For Me
  14. Beneath Still Waters
  15. Blue Kentucky Girl
  16. Wayfaring Stranger
  17. That Lovin' You Feelin' Again
  18. The Boxer
  19. Precious Love
  20. Fools Thin Air
  21. Mister Sandman
  22. Colors of Your Heart

Disc 2

  1. If I Needed You
  2. Tennessee Rose
  3. Mama Help
  4. Born to Run
  5. Another Pot O' Tea
  6. I'm Movin' On
  7. On Our Last Date, (Lost His Love)
  8. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
  9. Maybe Tonight
  10. Drivin' Wheel
  11. In My Dreams
  12. Pledging My Love
  13. Someone Like You
  14. White Line
  15. Rhythm Guitar
  16. Timberline
  17. I Had My Heart Set on You
  18. Today I Start Loving You Again
  19. To Know Him is to Love Him
  20. Heartbreak Hill
  21. Heaven Only Knows
  22. I Still Miss Someone
  23. Wheels of Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion
Jerry Douglas   Dobro
Tony Rice   Acoustic Guitar
Ricky Skaggs   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Vocal Harmony
Rodney Crowell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hi String
Gail Davies   Background Vocals
Ray Flacke   Electric Guitar
Waylon Jennings   Electric Guitar
Dolly Parton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Buddy Spicher   Viola
Bryan Bowers   Autoharp
Iris DeMent   Vocal Harmony
Ry Cooder   Guitar (Tremolo)
Duane Eddy   Guitar
Albert Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
David Lindley   Hawaiian Guitar
Linda Ronstadt   Vocals,Background Vocals
James Burton   Electric Guitar
Rick Cunha   Acoustic Guitar
Shirley Eikhard   Vocal Harmony
Bobby Wood   Organ,Electric Piano
Ben Keith   Pedal Steel Guitar
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Kieran Kane   Mandolin
Brian Ahern   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,12-string Guitar,Gut String Guitar,6-string bass,Archguitar
Richard Bennett   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,6-string bass
Bruce Bouton   Pedal Steel Guitar
Dianne Brooks   Vocals,Background Vocals
T Bone Burnett   Electric Guitar
Steve Cash   Harmonica
Charles Cochran   Electric Piano
Barbara Cowart   Background Vocals
Donivan Cowart   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Glen D. Hardin   Piano,Conductor,Electric Piano,Ensoniq
Hank DeVito   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Shane Keister   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bessyl Duhon   Accordion
Steve Fishell   Dobro,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Hawaiian Guitar,Weissenborn,Melobar
Vince Gill   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Wayne Goodwin   Fiddle,Mandolin,Tenor Saxophone
Emory Gordy   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Conductor
Ed Greene   Drums
Don Heffington   Drums
Sharon Hicks   Vocal Harmony
Carl Jackson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
John Jarvis   Keyboards
Mary Ann Kennedy   Background Vocals
Paul Kennerley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Bernie Leadon   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Leuzinger   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Kenny Malone   Conga,Drums
Carl Marsh   Synthesizer,Hammond Organ
Bill Payne   Piano
Herb Pedersen   Banjo,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Vocal Harmony
John Pierce   Bass
Ray Pohlman   Bass
Dave Pomeroy   Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass,Upright Bass
Frank Reckard   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Craig Safan   Conductor
Gary Scruggs   Harmonica
Fayssoux Starling   Background Vocals
Harry Stinson   Drums
Ron Tutt   Drums
Trevor Veitch   Acoustic Guitar
John Ware   Drums
Cheryl Warren   Vocal Harmony
Cheryl White   Vocal Harmony
Sharon White   Vocal Harmony
Glenn Worf   Bass
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar
Byrd Burton   Acoustic Guitar
Gerry McGee   Electric Guitar
Kate McGarrigle   Accordion
Larrie Londin   Percussion,Drums
Barry Tashian   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Billy Thomas   Percussion,Drums
Jai Winding   Piano
Mike Bowden   Bass

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Don Gibson   Composer
Merle Haggard   Composer
Hank Snow   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer,Duet
Karen Brooks   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Glen D. Hardin   String Arrangements
Nick DeCaro   String Arrangements
Hank DeVito   Composer
Emory Gordy   String Arrangements
Bill Inglot   Producer
Ira Louvin   Composer
Charlie Louvin   Composer
Bonnie Owens   Composer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Craig Safan   String Arrangements
Billy Sherrill   Composer
Townes Van Zandt   Composer
Barry Tashian   Duet
Michael Putland   Cover Photo
Olivier Ferrand   Back Cover
Chris Price   Composer
Pat Ballard   Composer
Roy Cash   Composer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Paul Grady   Composer

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Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, the Songbird box is a better overall picture of Emmylou's career and place in popular music. This set seems to be a singles anthology of her Warner/reprise years. Singles tend to be up-tempo and so her slow ballads and weepers get short shrift. I like the songs that are pared down, such as Wayfaring Stranger. Harris didn't peak until Wrecking Ball, several years after this anthology leaves off. A few songs with Gram Parsons wouldn't have hurt either. Get this if you are a fan, but get Songbird for a truer summation of her significance in country and rock music. Better yet, shell out and get them both. I recommend the Parsons GP/Grievous Angel CD where she made her reputation as a peerless backup singer.