Wrecking Ball (Deluxe Version)
Teaming up with visionary producer Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris made a startling album that sounded like nothing she'd done before. Instead of twangy guitars, there are layers of synthetic textures, anchored by U2's Larry Mullen, Jr. on drums. She even covers Jimi Hendrix on the furthest-out track, "May This Be Love." Yet Harris' vocals are as heartfelt as ever, and her country roots aren't buried: "Waltz Across Texas Tonight," with electronically treated harmonies by the McGarrigle sisters, is both rootsy and otherworldly.