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Wednesday 3 June 2015

Emmylou and Friends : The Finale

We complete the circle in this last of the Emmylou and friends series by returning to it's inspiration namely her flawless harmonies with Gram Parsons.
In 1999 Emmylou was Executive Producer on Return of the Grevious Angel - a tribute to Gram Parsons on the Almo label.
This was one I very nearly overlooked when pulling this series together.
The album features Americana royalty  with the likes of Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Whiskeytown, Gillian Welch and  Cowboy Junkies all making an appearance.When Emmylou asks, you come running.
Former fellow Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers member Chris Hillman also features.
Given that Emmylou is running the show she gets to make three appearances with The Pretenders, Beck and Sheryl Crow.
I suspect that this series has merely scratched the surface of Emmylou's collaborations so there may well be a follow up at some stage in the future.Until then I will leave you with the lady herself and some of her many chums.

Pretenders & Emmylou Harris - She

Beck & Emmylou Harris - Sin City

Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris - Juanita


  1. A fitting finale to a great series CC, hopefully one you may revisit in the future.

    1. Thanks for seeing this series out to the bitter end Scott.
      Being a bit of a saddo I have done a bit of analysis of the 8 posts.
      The most popular was Walter's guest post with Don Williams and Elvis Costello. The least popular was the post of Tro with half the viewers of all the rest.
      The Mark Knopfler post generated the most comments mostly slagging him off and the duet with Roy Orbison seems to have been the best received

    2. As you probably know CC the Roy Orbison post was my favourite of all the posts. When you have two of the finest voices of all time together it is bound to be pretty special. From today's post I would go for She. Chrissie and Emmylou's voices complement each others really well.

  2. The cover of Juanita is remarkably good. Although it would take some doing to ruin it! I think you said not so long ago that Sheryl Crow had made some good music; I can now say "you're not wrong there!"

    1. She has indeed come of with some good stuff and indeed some howlers