October 1, 2019 – 2:57 am


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London 1995 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK; November 23, 1995. Very good BBC Radio 2 Stereo FM.

In 1995, Emmylou Harris released one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the decade, Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois, best known for his work with U2, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan. An experimental album for Harris, the record included Harris’s rendition of the Neil Young–penned title track (Young himself provided guest vocals on two of the album’s songs), Steve Earle’s “Goodbye”, Julie Miller’s “All My Tears”, Jimi Hendrix’s “May This Be Love”, Anna McGarrigle’s “Goin’ Back to Harlan” and Gillian Welch’s “Orphan Girl”. U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr, played drums for the project. The album received virtually no country airplay, but it brought Harris to the attention of alternative rock listeners, many of whom had never listened to her music before. - wikipedia

In 2014, Wrecking Ball was reissued as a deluxe three-disc set - the first disc is a remaster of the original album; the second disc with bonus material including unreleased songs and alternate takes; and the third is a DVD containing a making-of documentary.

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Track 01. May This Be Love 4:44
Track 02. Where Will I Be 4:40
Track 03. Pancho and Lefty 4:56
Track 04. Orphan Girl 3:22
Track 05. Goodbye 4:57
Track 06. Goin’ Back To Harlan 5:16
Track 07. Prayer in Open D 4:28
Track 08. One Of These Days 3:03
Track 09. Every Grain Of Sand 4:03
Track 10. Sweet Old World 4:08
Track 11. Indian Red 6:31
Track 12. Makin’ Believe 4:10
55 mins

Bonus Tracks:
Track 13. Wrecking Ball 4:50
Track 14. Deeper Well 6:55
Track 15. Blackhawk 4:54
Track 16. Wheels 3:22
20 mins

The Daniel Lanois Band:
Daniel Lanois - vocals, electric guitar, mando-guitar
Daryl Johnson - electric bass, bass pedals, djembe, percussion, backing vocals
Brady Blade - drums, percussion, backing vocals

Click here to order the deluxe edition of Wrecking Ball.

  1. 22 Responses to “EMMYLOU HARRIS - LONDON 1995”

  2. Thank you so much for this show! Emmylou has the voice of an angel. Perfect sound quality recording of my favorite period in Emmylou’s career. Daniel Lanois sure knew how to bring out the best in her.

    By Mark on Oct 1, 2019

  3. The “Wrecking Ball” songs work even better live than they did in the studio, and that’s an amazing achievement.

    By Mark on Oct 1, 2019

  4. Rumor has it Emmylou can deepthroat big uns

    By U L E on Oct 1, 2019

  5. So wonderful! Thank you.

    By Jacksprat on Oct 1, 2019

  6. Not me above . Fakes at it again .

    By U L E on Oct 1, 2019

  7. It’s true though Rumor has it Emmylou prefers Big Uns

    By U L E on Oct 1, 2019

  8. Rumor has it Gram gave Emmylou his Big Un quite often in the seventies.

    By U L E on Oct 1, 2019

  9. Why do we have to endure no talents like Emmylou Harris ? There are so many more talented singers and musicians that could be posted . Miley Cyrus ‘ Taylor Swift ‘ Britney Spears ‘ Ariana Grande ‘ Katy Perry come to mind . Get with the programne.

    By The Millennial on Oct 1, 2019

  10. Oh thanks Big O always enjoy some more Emmylou! From a milestone time in her career two with the Daniel Lanois connection. Should be excellent quality too with a FM BBC Radio grab
    Thanks so much!

    By swappers on Oct 1, 2019

  11. P.S. AWESOME! If you listen to one thing today make it Emmylou covering Hendrix’s ‘May This Be Love’! Great guitar from Daniel too! Turn it up!
    You know neighbour frightening levels!
    Fantastic stuff Big O

    By swappers on Oct 1, 2019

  12. “The Honeydrippers released Sea of Love

    This day in 1984 sees the release of Sea of Love by The Honeydrippers, Robert Plant’s project at the time. I was asked to guest with some guitar solos which I did in the spirit of good camaraderie, as I was then working with Paul Rodgers and The Firm. I overdubbed and soloed over a series of tracks in the UK that Robert had recorded in New York under the musical directorship of Paul Shaffer, who was also house band leader and keyboard player on the David Letterman show.”

    By Jimminy Cricket on Oct 1, 2019

  13. Thanks to The Millenial, for the laugh of the morning! You are the winner!

    By otis t on Oct 1, 2019

  14. But you forgot Madonna and Cher! I guess before your time.

    By otis t on Oct 1, 2019

  15. Lest we never forget Pia Zadora.

    By Yummy on Oct 1, 2019

  16. Madonna sucks ‘ Cher was great especially with Sonny . Loved their 70s sit com. Man she would humiliate him in those monologues. Classic

    By CJ on Oct 1, 2019

  17. I remember one line in particular where Sonny says to Cher in one of their monologues that he’s been working out to get in better shape . He turns to Cher and says Cher I’ve been working out so much that I feel like a new man . Cher yawns turns to Sonny and says I feel like a new man too . Ouch . Funny as hell. Really miss those great sit come

    By CJ on Oct 1, 2019

  18. CJ, my dad was Sonny and Cher’s letter carrier for years during the 70’s. He said that they were some of the genuinely nicest people on his route.

    By ScarRad on Oct 1, 2019

  19. Thanks for this one. I enjoy Emmylou’s music form most any period… going back to her duets with Gram Parsons.

    The recording quality here is great and there is a lot to like in Lanois’ guitar playing, but the mix reminds me of “Exiles on Main Street”. Emmylou’s voice is back in the mix and that, coupled with her tendency to be sloppy at diction makes it hard to hear the words. On a word-intense song like Dylan’s magnificent “Every Grain of Sand” the result is ravishing sound… but is it a great rendition of the song. Not so much.

    Where she is very familiar with the material, like on “Pancho and Lefty”
    it is fun to hear how she plays with melody. On too many other songs Emmylou seems to be competing with Lucinda Williams for the “bad country singer action of the year award” but unlike the talented Ms. Williams, Emmylou’s voice is always beautiful.

    So a fun recording but I feel as if Lanois or the mixer on the live recording thought of Emmylou’s voice as gorgeous instrument to mix in with the rest of the band, rather than as the medium of a storyteller.

    Worth downloading, glad its here, but a bit of a different approach.

    By Frederick Miller on Oct 2, 2019

  20. Why are you dishing Lucinda Williams Freddie?

    By T J on Oct 2, 2019

  21. To me Lucinda is the best female singer / songwriter of the past 30 years , at least in country music . Freddie you are an idiot

    By T J on Oct 2, 2019

  22. My memories of Emmylou Harris aren’t very pleasant. She was very possessive of Gram Parsons and would get upset when I went backstage to fuck him in the early 70s . She was his background singer . Gram was such a sweet man and also had a giant coc.

    By Bebe on Oct 2, 2019

  23. Thank you!!!!
    Still a great Voice!

    By Frank on Oct 6, 2019

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