Editors’ Notes Death hangs over Emmylou Harris’ 26th album, but she sounds anything but defeated. Instead, she uses her sweet, soaring vocals to celebrate the departed. Her mentor Gram Parsons is eulogized in the stately country rock of “The Road,” and frequent collaborator Kate McGarrigle is memorialized with a hushed and touching lullaby. Harris takes on the world’s historic losses too, with the hymnlike lament “My Name Is Emmett Till” and the cracking beat and slashing guitar of “New Orleans,” celebrating post-Katrina spirit.

SONG
The Road
1
5:28
 
Home Sweet Home
2
3:42
 
My Name Is Emmett Till
3
4:50
 
Goodnight Old World
4
3:52
 
New Orleans
5
3:36
 
Big Black Dog
6
3:23
 
Lonely Girl
7
4:41
 
Hard Bargain
8
3:21
 
Six White Cadillacs
9
3:18
 
The Ship On His Arm
10
4:44
 
Darlin' Kate
11
3:07
 
Nobody
12
5:02
 
Cross Yourself
13
3:35