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Postby Arlene » Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:13 am

Thanks for that great review "Marm" :D :wink: Wish I'd been there but after reading your review, I almost feel like I was!
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Postby Arlene » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:32 pm

FYI. On November 6th Rhino Records will be releasing a 5 (yes five!) CD box set of Emmylou material. The RUMOR is that it will include not only her contributions to a number of soundtrack and tribute albums, as well as a variety of alternate takes of songs included on previously released records, and a couple of songs recorded within the last year that were produced by Brian Ahern, BUT ALSO some live concert material from a variety of diffferent "collaborations and ensembles" of which she has been a part.

Can we all say: "Sweet Harmony Travelling Revue?" (I only hope.... I haven't seen a track list but we know all of the SHTR shows were recorded so it seems like it should be at least a possibility....)

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Postby notalone » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:39 pm

Thats great news. We make Rhino's stuff, so I can get it for about 15 bucks!
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Postby beforesunrise » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:29 pm

Arlene wrote:FYI. On November 6th Rhino Records will be releasing a 5 (yes five!) CD box set of Emmylou material. The RUMOR is that it will include not only her contributions to a number of soundtrack and tribute albums, as well as a variety of alternate takes of songs included on previously released records, and a couple of songs recorded within the last year that were produced by Brian Ahern, BUT ALSO some live concert material from a variety of diffferent "collaborations and ensembles" of which she has been a part.

Can we all say: "Sweet Harmony Travelling Revue?" (I only hope.... I haven't seen a track list but we know all of the SHTR shows were recorded so it seems like it should be at least a possibility....)

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yes, yes, yes!

wow, I'm incoherent...but Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue!!
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Postby TontoBronto » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:06 am

For those who BitTorrent, dimeadozen just listed an American Music Shop video that includes Emmylou---
"American Music Shop
Venue : Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Track 1
Guest : Doc Watson, Nashville Bluegrass Band and Fairfield Four
1. Opening
2. Make Me A Palet On The Floor
3. Band Intro.
4. Bye Bye Blues
5. Blue Train
6. No Hiding Place
7. House Of The Rising Sun
8. Florida Blues
9. Safety Zone
10. Roll Jordan Roll
11. Mississippi River Blues
12. Home Of The Blues
13. Sleep Baby Sleep
14. Keep On The Sunny Side
Track 2
Guest :Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Carl Jackson, John Starling, Randy Stewart and Sam Bush
1. Opening
2. Tennessee Rose
3. Don't Let Our Love Die
4. That's What I Like About You
5. Lonesome Dove
6. Satan's Jewel Crown
7. When I Was Yours
8. Hold Your Horses
9. For Cryin' Out Loud
10. When Goodbye Was A Word
11. My Songbird
12. Sometimes Silence Says It All
13. The Pain Of Loving You
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Postby Little_Kites » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:31 am

This may or may not be old news but Emmylou and Mark Knopfler were on Breakfast with the Arts on A&E. This is the website for BWTA http://aetn.com/global/listings/series_showcase.jsp?EGrpType=Series&Id=186433&NetwCode=AEN

I don't know when it will be on again though..[/url]
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Postby Arlene » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:59 pm

Help stuff the ballot!!!...

FYI. Many of Emmylou's most ardent fans were outraged that last month, Emmylou was passed over YET AGAIN by country music's establishment for enshrinement in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

GAC-TV (Great American Country TV), a country music cable station, is running a poll on who should be the next inductee. See http://www.gactv.com (and scroll down a little and look to the right side.)

It almost certainly won't have an impact but how about helping us stuff the ballot???
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Postby Turk » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:57 am

Arlene wrote:Help stuff the ballot!!!...

FYI. Many of Emmylou's most ardent fans were outraged that last month, Emmylou was passed over YET AGAIN by country music's establishment for enshrinement in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

GAC-TV (Great American Country TV), a country music cable station, is running a poll on who should be the next inductee. See http://www.gactv.com (and scroll down a little and look to the right side.)

It almost certainly won't have an impact but how about helping us stuff the ballot???

I have been all over it.
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Postby marybeth » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:17 am

that really is a scandal that she's not on there! :x
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Emmylou Box Set and new CD

Postby Gerry » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:02 pm

From Billboard.com

Emmylou Harris
June 01, 2007, 12:25 PM ET

Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
It has been four years since Emmylou Harris' last studio album, but patient fans will be rewarded in the coming months with two new releases, Billboard.com can reveal.

First up is an 80-song boxed set due Sept. 18 via Rhino, which features two discs of off-the-beaten-path studio work and two additional CDs of rarities, many of them previously unreleased.

"For the most part, none of these songs have ever been on a compilation before," Harris tells Billboard.com. "They're kind of favorites -- I call them my orphans, songs that maybe I didn't even perform that much but I loved enough to record in the studio. They didn't quite fit either the Hot Band or whatever I was doing. Things like 'Coat of Many Colors,' which was one of my favorite songs of all time, or 'Ballad of a Runaway Horse' and '1917.'"

Also included are several unreleased recordings with her Trio, which also featured Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. "There's an outtake from the aborted Trio album that we did in 1978, a Carter Family song called 'Palms of Victory' that's just live off the floor," Harris says. "There's not even a solo on it -- it's just the band and the three women singing and I sound like I'm channeling Sara Carter. I wish -- in my dreams!"

The second two discs boast numerous tracks Harris has recorded for tribute albums to such acts as Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard and Townes Van Zandt, as well as the original demo for "All I Left Behind" with Kate and Anna McGarrigle.

Harris put her next studio effort on hold to finish the boxed set, but is making progress on a new Nonesuch album with assistance from the McGarrigle sisters and Seldom Scene lead singer John Starling. Harris duets with the latter on "Old Five and Dimers" ("I finally decided that I was old enough to cut that song, reaching the grand ole age of 60," she laughs).

"It's kind of a combination of some of my own songs, some songs that I've wanted to record for a long time and some new things that I came across," she offers of the effort. "You'll get obth Emmylou the interpreter and Emmylou the songwriter."

Harris, who will also tour heavily into the fall, has recently recorded guest spots for Parton's next studio album, an Anne Murray duets album and old friend Danny Flowers' "Tools for the Soul."
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Postby Turk » Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:21 am

Great info, Gerry.
Thanks for posting it!

I want the box set and cannot wait for the new album.
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Postby beforesunrise » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:07 pm

a bulletin posted on Emmylou's myspace:

Multi-Grammy® -Winning Artist Highlights Personal Favorites, Collaborations and Unreleased Tracks Selected for Five-Disc Boxed Set Collection (4CD/1DVD) Available September 18 From Rhino Records

“Her ethereal, crystalline voice, which hovers on a seam between the celestial and the gritty, is closest to the high lonesome sound of bluegrass. And her austere delivery conveys contradictory currents of emotional distance and cosmic heartbreak, brokenness and resilience.”
—The New York Times

LOS ANGELES – 12-time Grammy® Award-winner Emmylou Harris retraces the back roads of her remarkable musical journey that spans more than three decades with a highly personalized, far-reaching boxed set spotlighting her favorite tracks and difficult-to-find or previously unreleased gems. Rhino lets one of the most instantly recognizable voices of any genre call the tunes for this four-CD and one-DVD collection of career favorites, difficult-to-find material and live performances from her days with Gram Parsons and, later, the Hot Band to her bluegrass material and her fascinating concept album to her more recent solo albums and her most recent work Mark Knopfler. SONGBIRD: RARE TRACKS AND FORGOTTEN GEMS will be available at all physical retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested list price of $74.98.

When Billboard Magazine honored Emmylou Harris in 1999 with its prestigious “Century Award,” they appropriately lauded her as a “truly venturesome, genre-transcending pathfinder,” whose award was meant “to acknowledge the uncommon excellence of [her] still-unfolding body of work.” SONGBIRD reveals new dimensions of Harris’s languid, elegant music and explores more deeply her work as a pioneering singer and songwriter. For this 78-track retrospective, Harris goes beyond her greatest hits and personally selects memorable moments from her acclaimed career, including her favorite songs, unreleased live tracks, outtakes, demos and special collaborations—many appearing on an Emmylou Harris compilation for the first time.


The collection opens with an unreleased outtake of “Clocks,” a song from her 1969 solo debut Gliding Bird, before winding its way through the many phases of Harris’ trailblazing career. The first two of SONGBIRD’s discs follow Harris’ own career, as she helped break down the barriers separating country and rock both through her partnership with Gram Parsons and then in her own career. SONGBIRD’s first disc features two of their duets: “The Angels Rejoiced Last Night” and a live version of “The Old Country Baptizing.”

Disc One of the retrospective not only draws heavily from Harris’ string of acclaimed albums from the ’70s, but also showcases some of her early collaborative works with fellow artists and her talent for song selection. SONGBIRD’s first disc features covers of Dolly Parton’s “Coat Of Many Colors” and The Beatles’ “For No One,” both from Pieces Of The Sky, the achingly beautiful album that most consider her real debut. Also spotlighted are “Tulsa Queen,” a song she cowrote with Rodney Crowell; “My Songbird” a Jesse Winchester-penned track that gives the boxed set its title; a duet with Willie Nelson on “One Paper Kid”; and “Spanish Johnny” with Waylon Jennings from Harris’ 1981 album Evangeline.

Through the ’80s—an era of urban cowboys, mechanical bulls, and country-pop—Harris rose to become the authentic voice of country on such albums, which is highlighted on SONGBIRD’s second disc. The disc kicks off with “The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” from the semi-autobiographical concept album The Ballad Of Sally Rose (1984), which features the voices of Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill and Gail Davies. Disc Two features tracks from At The Ryman, the live album Emmylou recorded at Nashville’s “Church of Country Music” in the early 1990s when it actually risked demolition. The attention the album brought to the venue is credited largely as what saved the hall, and The Ryman Auditorium continues to be one of the country’s premier concert venues.

Disc Two continues through the 1990s, as musically, Emmylou’s boundaries continued to expand. In 1995 she recorded a pivotal solo album, Wrecking Ball, with U2 producer Daniel Lanois. Hailed by critics as a masterpiece, the album is represented with covers of Lucinda Williams’ “Sweet Old World” and Anna McGarrigle’s “Going Back To Harlan.” Clearly energized, she followed with Spyboy (1998), a live album of contemporary takes on some of her best-known material played by a new band—“Prayer In Open D” and “All My Tears” are included here. Selecting songs from a pair of recent albums, Harris chooses “Bang The Drum Slowly” from Red Dirt Girl (2000) and “Lost Unto This World” from 2003’s Stumble Into Grace.

Discs Three and Four focus on previously unissued material and outtakes, as well as tracks Harris has recorded for or with other artists or for projects and releases other than her own. These two discs of SONGBIRD also focus heavily on Harris’ renowned collaborative work.

Disc Three features the previously unissued gem “Palms Of Victory,” which was recorded in 1978 with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt, who were then calling themselves The Queenston Trio. This song is the first, original and unsweetened track from what would have been the first Trio album to ever see release, had they completed the project. Also included on this disc is a previously unissued outtake of the hymn “Softly And Tenderly” from the Trio II sessions. Of this song, Emmylou says, “I was grieved that this [song] didn’t come out. I think the singing is exquisite. When Linda goes up in that modulation you realize all over again why she is maybe the greatest voice of our time…. and then of course Dolly was made to sing these old-timey songs…It was an unbelievable experience to hear those voices on the same song.”

“In The Garden,” a song recorded for but not included on the soundtrack for All The Pretty Horses, is also on SONGBIRD’s third disc, as well as “Immigrant Eyes,” a Guy Clark cover Harris recorded for his 60th birthday. Among the many highlights on this disc are tributes to Tammy Wynette, Kate Wolf, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Webb Pierce, Merle Haggard and Gram Parsons. For SONGBIRD, Harris includes three tracks from the Parsons tribute album she produced, Return Of The Grievous Angel: “She” (with the Pretenders), “Sin City” (with Beck), and “Juanita” (with Sheryl Crow).

Disc Four opens with a duet with Patty Griffin, “Beyond The Blue,” which was recorded for the motion picture Where The Heart Is. Here Harris includes. “Alone and Forsaken,” a track she recorded with Mark Knopfler for the Hank Williams tribute Timeless, and also “Love And Happiness,” one of the Harris-penned songs included on the Harris-Knopfler duets album All The Roadrunning. “Here We Are,” which was Harris’ first time to sing with one of her biggest inspirations, George Jones, appears here, as well as outtakes from Brand New Dance and Cowgirl’s Prayer.

The DVD contains nine videos taken from throughout Harris’ career including a pair of performances from the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test—“Together Again” with The Hot Band featuring James Burton in 1975 and “Making Believe” with The Hot Band featuring Albert Lee, filmed in 1977. Also featured are selections from a 1978 performance on the PBS program Soundstage, as well as a duet with Elvis Costello (“Love Hurts”), recorded in 2006 live at the historic Grand Ole Opry. The DVD closes with a PSA from Harris discussing animal rescue, a cause she passionately supports through ongoing awareness-raising efforts and fundraising work within her community, but also through her own dog rescue and adoption organization, Bonaparte’s Retreat.

Harris has recorded over 20 albums and has lent her talents to folk, country-rock and Americana singing alongside a who’s who of American greats, including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Chrissie Hynde, Neil Young and Steve Earle. Since 1975’s acclaimed Pieces Of The Sky, Emmylou Harris has been a foremost figure in several of America’s most important musical movements, including the Americana movement of the 1990’s and the recent independent music explosion. Harris has also appeared at any number of historic musical events, such as The Last Waltz concert with The Band, the “Down From The Mountain” tour with Ralph Stanley, and Neil Young’s Ryman Auditorium performances, which were captured in the recent Jonathan Demme-directed film Heart Of Gold.

In the spring of 2007, Harris was honored at the SXSW music conference where Warner Music's Rhino and Nonesuch labels honored her for having sold 15 million albums worldwide. Harris, who will be touring selected cities through the end of 2007, will perform at several festivals through the remainder of the year, including Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. A complete list of all tour dates is available at www.emmylou.net

SONGBIRD: RARE TRACKS AND FORGOTTEN GEMS Track Listing

* Previously unreleased

Disc One

“Clocks” – Alternate Version *
“The Angels Rejoiced Last Night” – Gram Parsons
“The Old Country Baptizing” – Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels
“Coat Of Many Colors”
“For No One”
“Ooh Las Vegas”
“Satan’s Jewel Crown”
“Tulsa Queen”
“My Songbird”
“Green Rolling Hills”
“One Paper Kid” – with Willie Nelson
“Sorrow In The Wind”
“Rough And Rocky”
“Jordan” – with Johnny Cash
“Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn”
“Ashes By Now” – with Dr. John
“How High The Moon”
“Spanish Johnny” – with Waylon Jennings
“The Last Cheaters Waltz”
“Racing In The Streets”
“Like An Old Fashioned Waltz”



Disc Two

“The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo” – with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill & Gail Davies
“When I Was Yours”
“My Father’s House”
“Bright Morning Stars”
“When He Calls”
“Lonely Street”
“Brand New Dance”
“Get Up John”
“If I Could Be There”
“Ballad Of A Runaway Horse”
“Going Back To Harlan”
“Sweet Old World”
“All My Tears” – Live
“Prayer In Open D” – Live
“Bang The Drum Slowly”
“Boy From Tupelo”
“Lost Unto This World”
“Man Is An Island”
“Cup Of Kindness”



Disc Three

“Falling In A Deep Hole” *
“1917” – Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
“Palms Of Victory” – Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris *
“Softly And Tenderly” – Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris *
“My Dear Companion” – Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
“Mary Danced With Soldiers” – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
“I Don’t Love You Much Do I” – Guy Clark
“All I Left Behind” *
“I Remember You” – Steve Earle
“Golden Ring” – with Linda Ronstadt and Anna & Kate McGarrigle
“Sonny” – Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black
“In The Garden” *
“Love Still Remains”
“Snake Song”
“Hobo’s Lullaby”
“Wondering”
“Immigrant Eyes” *
“Juanita” – Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris
“She” – Pretenders & Emmylou Harris
“Sin City” – Beck & Emmylou Harris
“Wheels” – The Seldom Scene



Disc Four

“Beyond The Blue” – Emmylou Harris & Patty Griffin
“First In Line” – Emmylou Harris & John Starling *
“Highway Of Heartache” – Emmylou Harris & Carl Jackson *
“Alone And Forsaken” – Emmylou Harris With Mark Knopfler & His Band
“Child Of Mine”
“Heaven Ain’t Ready For You Yet”
“Wish We Were Back In Missouri”
“Mama’s Hungry Eyes”
“Here We Are” – George Jones With Emmylou Harris
“Waltz Across Texas Tonight” *
“Snowin’ On Raton” *
“Gone” *
“Don’t Let Our Love Die” *
“The Pearl” – Live
“Wildwood Flower” – Randy Scruggs With Emmylou Harris & Iris DeMent
“Love And Happiness” – Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
“When We’re Gone, Long Gone” – Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton



DVD

“Together Again” – with The Hot Band, featuring James Burton (1975)
“Making Believe” – with The Hot Band, featuring Albert Lee (1977)
“Blue Kentucky Girl” – from PBS’ “Soundstage” (1978)
“Satan’s Jewel Crown” – from PBS’ “Soundstage” (1978)
“Mr. Sandman” – Promotional video (1981)
“I Don’t Have To Crawl” – Promotional video (1981)
“I Ain’t Living Long Like This” – with Spyboy (1998)
“Love Hurts” – at the Grand Ole Opry, with Elvis Costello (2005)
“Imagine” – from CMT’s “Crossroads (200?)
PSA: Emmylou Harris On Animal Rescue
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Postby Turk » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:59 pm

Just wow.
Thanks for that, Marianne.
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Postby beforesunrise » Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:44 am

you're welcome!

there is so much info that I keep having to read and absorb bits of it at a time. the first time I was looking for Sweet Harmony Traveling Revue stuff and was kind of disappointed that there's none listed. but maybe that means it might be released on its own eventually. still hoping!
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Postby TontoBronto » Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:22 pm

I can't remember if any PattyNetters are big Emmyfans, but the following torrent seems like something they'd like (or give their second firstborn for??)---

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