M. Beaver

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Wrecking Ball ~ Emmylou Harris
Wrecking Ball ~ Emmylou Harris
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I am going to see Emmylou perform this album in Brighton in May so I thought I'd go back to it. And it is unbelievably good.
She is a good - rather than a great - singer, and while Daniel Lanois' over-production might not be to everyone's taste, it is very much of its time. The choice of songs however is exceptional.
This isn't wonderful because it is Emmylou's best record, but because of the way it encapsulates its time: his production, the supporting musicians, the songs. It is it's period. Steve Earle. Neil Young. Gillian Welch - and Larry Mullen's magnificent drumming on the Dylan track.
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