I bought this shortly after it was released and listening to these numbers again almost 40 years after they were recorded almost defies belief at the sheer quality of Emmylou and the vocal purity that is hers and hers alone. The distinctive Emmylou Harris sound is evident on the three original numbers: the ballad 'Before Believing', her self-penned tribute to her friend and mentor Gram Parsons, the beautiful 'Boulder To Birmingham', and the up-tempo Rodney Crowell opener, 'Bluebird Wine'. The covers are no less than superb, especially her interpretation of Lennon and McCartney's 'For No One' that tugs at the heart strings, Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colours' and a rousing version of Shel Silverstein's 'Queen of the Silver Dollar' with Linda Ronstadt on backing vocals. For some reason this was not released as a single; 'Too Far Gone' and 'If Only I Could Win Your Love' were. There are two bonus tracks that are not out of place with the original release of the other numbers in 1975, (Emmylou's first major label recording). This is out and out country music by the doyenne of country music backed superbly by her accompanists. An outstanding, durable and endearing album and singer. A sheer delight.