Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems [Box]

Performers Emmylou Harris

Rhino Records (USA) | October 2, 2007 | Compact Disc

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Additional personnel: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mark Knopfler, Dolly Parton, Dolores Keane, Dr. John, Gail Davies, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels, Guy Clark, Iris DeMent, John Starling, Johnny Cash, Kate McGarrigle, Mary Black, Patty Griffin, Pretenders , Randy Scruggs, Steve Earle, The Seldom Scene , Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, Carl Jackson.
This four-disc set of rarities by the godmother of alt-country is a grab-bag/treasure trove of esoterica that will be manna from heaven for hardcore Emmylou Harris fans, if not the ideal entry point for the uninitiated. It combines previously unreleased tracks with obscure items from dimly lit corners of Harris's catalog. This encompasses collaborations with everyone from Mark Knopfler to Sheryl Crow, cuts from tribute albums, and more. Whether she's breathing new life into Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors," Hank Williams's "Alone and Forsaken," or Townes Van Zandt's "Snowin' on Raton," Emmylou's heartfelt delivery and gorgeous, birdlike timbre stand as a testament to her status as eminence grise in the Americana music scene, a country/folk queen whose musical odds and ends are fully as engaging as her most celebrated works.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 2, 2007

Genre: Alt Country

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2007

Label Name: Rhino Records (USA)

UPC: 081227474423

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Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 2, 2007

Genre: Alt Country

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 4

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2007

Label Name: Rhino Records (USA)

UPC: 081227474423


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Clocks - (alternate take) --
2.Angels Rejoiced Last Night, The - (with Gram Parsons) --
3.Old Country Baptizing, The - (with Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels) --
4.Coat Of Many Colors --
5.For No One --
6.Ooh Las Vegas --
7.Satan's Jewel Crown --
8.Tulsa Queen --
9.My Songbird --
10.Green Rolling Hills --
11.One Paper Kid - (with Willie Nelson) --
12.Sorrow In the Wind --
13.Rough And Rocky --
14.Jordan - (with Johnny Cash) --
15.Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn --
16.Ashes By Now - (with Dr. John) --
17.How High the Moon --
18.Spanish Johnny - (with Waylon Jennings) --
19.Last Cheaters Waltz, The --
20.Racing In the Streets --
21.Like An Old Fashioned Waltz --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Sweetheart Of the Rodeo, The - (with Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton/Vince Gill/Gail Davies) --
2.When I Was Yours --
3.My Father's House --
4.Bright Morning Stars --
5.When He Calls --
6.Lonely Street --
7.Brand New Dance --
8.Get Up John --
9.If I Could Be There --
10.Ballad Of a Runaway Horse --
11.Going Back To Harlan --
12.Sweet Old World --
13.All My Tears --
14.Prayer In Open D - (Live) --
15.Bang the Drum Slowly --
16.Boy From Tupelo --
17.Lost Unto This World --
18.Man Is An Island --
19.Cup Of Kindness --
0.DISC 3: --
1.Falling In a Deep Hole - (previously unreleased) --
2.1917 - (with Linda Ronstadt) --
3.Palms Of Victory - (previously unreleased, with Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton) --
4.Softly And Tenderly - (previously unreleased, with Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton) --
5.My Dear Companion - (with Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton) --
6.Mary Danced With Soldiers - (with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) --
7.I Don't Love You Much Do I - (with Guy Clark) --
8.All I Left Behind - (previously unreleased) --
9.I Remember You - (with Steve Earle) --
10.Golden Ring - (with Linda Ronstadt/Anna McGarrigle/Kate McGarrigle) --
11.Sonny - (with Dolores Keane/Mary Black) --
12.In the Garden - (previously unreleased) --
13.Love Still Remains --
14.Snake Song --
15.Hobo's Lullaby --
16.Wondering --
17.Immigrant Eyes - (previously unreleased) --
18.Juanita - (with Sheryl Crow) --
19.She - (with Pretenders) --
20.Sin City - (with Beck) --
21.Wheels - (with The Seldom Scene) --
0.DISC 4: --
1.Beyond the Blue - (with Patty Griffin) --
2.First In Line - (previously unreleased, with John Starling) --
3.Highway Of Heartaches - (previously unreleased, with Carl Jackson) --
4.Alone And Forsaken - (with Mark Knopfler) --
5.Child Of Mine --
6.Heaven Ain;t Ready For You Yet --
7.Wish We Were Back In Missouri --
8.Mama's Hungry Eyes --
9.Here We Are - (with George Jones) --
10.Waltz Across Texas Tonight - (previously unreleased) --
11.Showin' On Raton - (previously unreleased) --
12.Gone - (previously unreleased) --
13.Don't Let Your Love Die - (previously unreleased) --
14.Pearl, The - (Live) --
15.Wildwood Flower - (with Iris DeMent/Randy Scruggs) --
16.Love And Happiness - (with Mark Knopfler) --
17.When We're Gone, Long Gone - (with Linda Ronstadt/Dolly Parton) --

Editorial Notes

Additional personnel: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Mark Knopfler, Dolly Parton, Dolores Keane, Dr. John, Gail Davies, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels, Guy Clark, Iris DeMent, John Starling, Johnny Cash, Kate McGarrigle, Mary Black, Patty Griffin, Pretenders , Randy Scruggs, Steve Earle, The Seldom Scene , Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, Carl Jackson.
This four-disc set of rarities by the godmother of alt-country is a grab-bag/treasure trove of esoterica that will be manna from heaven for hardcore Emmylou Harris fans, if not the ideal entry point for the uninitiated. It combines previously unreleased tracks with obscure items from dimly lit corners of Harris's catalog. This encompasses collaborations with everyone from Mark Knopfler to Sheryl Crow, cuts from tribute albums, and more. Whether she's breathing new life into Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors," Hank Williams's "Alone and Forsaken," or Townes Van Zandt's "Snowin' on Raton," Emmylou's heartfelt delivery and gorgeous, birdlike timbre stand as a testament to her status as eminence grise in the Americana music scene, a country/folk queen whose musical odds and ends are fully as engaging as her most celebrated works.
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