25 Songs, 1 Hour 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), was a groundbreaking album that featured epic reinterpretations of songs by Bob Dylan (“Every Grain of Sand”), Lucinda Williams (“Sweet Old World”), Jimi Hendrix (“May This Be Love”), and Steve Earle (“Goodbye”). In 2014, the album has been remastered and issued with a bonus collection of outtakes from the sessions that include stirring performances of Richard Thompson’s “How Will I Ever Be Simple Again” and Leonard Cohen’s “Stranger Song," plus alternate versions of Hendrix’s “May This Be Love,” Lanois’ “Where Will I Be," and Julie Miller’s “All My Tears” among the highlights. Many of the alternate versions are without Lanois’ studio haze and atmospheric electronics, pushing Harris further into the spotlight; for many fans, that's more the point of an Emmylou Harris album. This deluxe edition lets fans have it both ways. 

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan), was a groundbreaking album that featured epic reinterpretations of songs by Bob Dylan (“Every Grain of Sand”), Lucinda Williams (“Sweet Old World”), Jimi Hendrix (“May This Be Love”), and Steve Earle (“Goodbye”). In 2014, the album has been remastered and issued with a bonus collection of outtakes from the sessions that include stirring performances of Richard Thompson’s “How Will I Ever Be Simple Again” and Leonard Cohen’s “Stranger Song," plus alternate versions of Hendrix’s “May This Be Love,” Lanois’ “Where Will I Be," and Julie Miller’s “All My Tears” among the highlights. Many of the alternate versions are without Lanois’ studio haze and atmospheric electronics, pushing Harris further into the spotlight; for many fans, that's more the point of an Emmylou Harris album. This deluxe edition lets fans have it both ways. 

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Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

globesessions99 ,

It's so good, God, where to begin?

This was one of the first albums I've ever heard by anyone that I didn't like (at first). But there were a few songs I loved like 'Where Will I Be' & 'Orphan Girl'. I Guess I became fascinated by the fact that it wasn't country music at all but what exactly was it? It wasn't rock, it wasn't pop, it wasn't country, wasn't blues then it occured to me it was a cross of all these genres. With that in mind, I listened again with more open ears (as wide as my 13 yr old mind would allow) and it struck a chord in me. I admit it did take me until my 20s to fully understand 'Deeper Well' & the full meaning of 'Every Grain of Sand'. This CD is a masterpiece and I can't wait to heart the outtakes. I really credit this CD to open my ears more to all kinds of music and to give every song on a CD a fair chance.

Rob to Bob ,

Six Stars?

My, my. Just amazing...

pdxmusicfan ,

Great reissue

Fun to hear the alternate takes from this classic album. “Still Water” is a fantastic addition to Wrecking Ball — too bad it didn’t make the original release, but well worth the wait.

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