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Live in 1978

4 Nov. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Label: All Access
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 All Access
  • Total Length: 1:19:22
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  • ASIN: B00FWN1UCM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,613 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 Jan. 2014
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If anyone ever harboured doubts about Emmylou Harris' credentials as a live performer even a casual listen to these two performances would surely dispel them. For Emmylou aficionados these performances will not come as a surprise because they are simply magnificent.

The first fourteen tracks were recorded in Chicago in October 1978 and feature her legendary Hot Band. All of the tracks are uniformly excellent but, for me, the pick of the bunch has to be a sweet and sentimental reading of "To Daddy", a riveting performance of "Luxury Liner", the honky tonkin' "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues" and a driving, rocking performance of "I Ain't Living Long Like This". The Hot Band are a powerhouse and deliver a standard of musicianship that set a benchmark for other country bands.

It is a rare set of skills that allows singer and band to reproduce near studio quality in a live performance but Emmylou and the Hot Band nail it to the wall!

The final six tracks are of Emmylou singing bluegrass with Ricky Lee Skaggs and bassist Roy Drusky jr in California the previous June. While not so immediately commercial as the first set they are nevertheless proof of how at ease she was with the acoustic sound of more traditional country music.

Standout tracks include a poignant reading of the Townes Van Zandt classic "If I Needed You", and a moving version of The Louvin Brothers "Satan's Jewelled Crown" with Ricky. These are performances of grace, beauty and honesty with the crystalline voice of Emmylou Harris always shining through.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Bruce on 30 Jan. 2014
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Loved the silver voiced and wonderful Emmylou since her one and only appearance in Edinburgh
With the legendary first incarnation of the hot band, seen her many times since then and she has NEVER been less than excellent as have been all of various backing bands -- this cd excellent BUT if search there are bootlegs out there just as good in content and performance but a clearer sound .....especially good are a couple of Dutch concerts, but hey it's Emmylou always a five star Queen in my eyes
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JF Dozol on 26 Feb. 2014
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Live in 1978 of Emmylou Harris, an excellent broadcast from PBS Soundstage Chicago in 1978 with additional tracks from a show that Emmylou and Ricky Skaggs did together in California.
I chose this CD also because except "Last Date", there is no live recording of Emmylou and the Hot Band. In particular, in this CD we hear live some of her big successes such as Two More Bottles Of Wine, Luxury Liner, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, I Ain't Living Long LikeThis. These versions are played with an higher tempo than those versions which we find in her CDs

This CD confirms that Emmylou was and remains one of the finest female singers working in the field of genuine country music and bluegrass. The gorgeous voice of Emmylou on wonderful melodies is highlighted by the musicians of Hot Band and the harmonies of Ricky Skaggs and the Whites.
I recommend this cd to all the fans of Emmylou of yesterday and today. This CD makes me regret not having seen Emmylou on stage at that time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barry Tranter on 2 Jun. 2014
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She has such a clear quality to her voice. She puts so much obvious enjoyment into her performances. Emmylou never fails to wow.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ake Sjogren on 5 May 2014
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I love Emmylou and every new CD I must by. In 1978 she was so young and beautiful. I wait for the next CD.
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