Wrecking Ball is one of my desert island discs. It’s an album I can go back to again and again and never get tired of it. This album really got me into Emmylou Harris, and as a result, country music stopped being verboten. Thing is, the album isn’t overtly country — I don’t think it even got airplay on country radio — but Harris has such a spellbinding voice, it’s difficult not to be curious about her previous work. If I revisit Harris again, I may feature Bluebird or Pieces of the Sky.
- Is “route” pronounced like “boot” or like “gout”?
- “Other-worldly” is a damn hard compound word to pronounce.
- I don’t even mention Neil Young, Lucinda Williams and Larry Mullen, Jr. of U2 all play on this album.
- A boxed set of Harris rarities hits stores on Tuesday, Sept. 18. I didn’t intend to time the broadcast of this podcast with that release.
- Where Will I Be?
- Wrecking Ball
- All My Tears
- Sweet Old World
- May This Be Love
- Waltz Across Texas Tonight