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Bluebird

1 Mar 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Aug 2008
  • Release Date: 1 Aug 2008
  • Label: Reprise/Nashville
  • Copyright: 1988 Warner Bros. Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 39:13
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  • ASIN: B002LOYEJ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,745 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 28 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
I do not understand why this album gets so overlooked in comparison to many others. Whilst many of the tracks are cover versions there is some very good original music written by Emmylou and Paul Kennerly that are the equal to most of the songs recorded by Emmylou.
The album contains a good mix of resonably upbeat tracks mixed with some excellent ballads which Emmylou performs with her usual dedication and panache. Icy Blue Heart a John Hiatt song is almost haunting and is worth the album price alone.
There is no need for me to list the tracks Peter D Harris has already made an excellent job of covering the albums content.
Simply Buy the album you will not be dissapointed Emmylou's voice is as clear and powerful as on any of her albums, her interpretation of the cover versions is excellent. The originals are great, Paul Kennerley's Heaven Only Knows will soon have you feet tapping to the pace of the song, A river for him a Emmylou composition Is a very beautiful ballad sung superbly and the joint Paul/Emmylou composition Heartbreak hill a reasonably paced number will soon have you singing along.
This album has the Feel of her early albums, the music is simple and clear it lacks the heavier overtones of some of the later albums (wrecking ball, Red Dirt Girl) and appears to hark back to a time when Emmylou was recording music simply for the pleasure of the music rather then the Technical quality.
Buy it you won't be dissapointed.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 6 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Emmylou's classic period began with her major label debut album, Pieces of the sky, and ended with her 1980 bluegrass album, Roses in the snow. After that, her subsequent albums for Warner were of a high quality but not generally of the classic standard set by those early releases. However, this may be the best of Emmylou's later albums – it certainly deserves to be considered alongside the early albums.
This album relies heavily on covers – nothing new there – but there are some great originals too. Heaven only knows (written by Paul Kennerley), A river for him (written by Emmylou) and Heartbreak hill (written by Paul and Emmylou) are all excellent songs.
The covers include You've been on my mind (Rodney Crowell), Icy blue heart (John Hiatt), Love is (McGarrigle sisters), No regrets (written by Tom Rush, a cover by the Walker brothers made the UK top ten in 1976), Lonely street (originally a country hit for Kitty Wells and an American pop hit for Andy Williams), I still miss someone (Johnny Cash) and If you were a bluebird (Butch Hancock).
This album contains a great mix of up-tempo songs and ballads. Because it was released along after her classic early period but before her change of direction that began with Wrecking ball, this album often gets forgotten, but if you enjoy Emmylou's early albums, you should also enjoy this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D.Buttery on 7 Sep 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I'm fairly new to country music and really liked this early work of Emmylou Harris. Heaven Only Knows is the best track by far and I bought the CD because I'd heard it on the Sopranos TV series. However, Icy Blue Heart and Heartbreak Hill are also excellent tracks. Harris sings like an angel and this CD has convinced me to seek out more of her music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Aug 2013
Format: Audio CD
In a long and hugely productive recording career it's always going
to be a tough call to choose a favorite from Emmylou Harris' back
catalogue. I'm a devotee and have been pretty much from the beginning.
It's that voice. It possesses a bitter-sweet quality which can come on
like the sweetest kiss in one moment then feel like salt rubbed into an
open wound in the next. A vital, immediately recognisable instrument.

Released in 1989, 'Bluebird' is, by and large, an album of covers and
collaborations. Her rendition of Tom Rush's 'No Regrets' knocks The
Walker Brothers 1975 version out of the playing field when it comes to the
articulation of (who's kidding who Emmylou!) the most aching embodiment
of regret imaginable and is alone worth the investment but with Richard
Bennett in charge of production there are many other treasures in the chest.

Bonnie Raitt stops by for a duet on the sublime 'Icy Blue Heart', an
achingly poignant composition by John Hiatt, given a glorious performance
by both Divas (when Ms Harris swoops up to the resounding top note in the
refrain it never fails to make the fur stand to attention on my neck!) and
it's a treat, too, to have Kate and Anna McGarrigle joining the party on
backing vocals for a spirited and uplifting take of their song 'Love Is'.

Although the collection in a largely downbeat affair there is the occasional
bit of rumbustiousness on show here and there too. Opening track 'Heaven Only
Knows' by Paul Kennerley (also present and correct on acoustic guitar) lends
itself to ripping up the rug and scuffing the parquet with your spurs but
the main business of 'Bluebird' is heartache and melancholy with a capital M.
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By Iain R. Stewart on 15 July 2014
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As before, the CD has given no problems.
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