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Emmylou Harris: Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems [Box]

Track List

>Clocks [Alternate Version] - (previously unreleased)
>Angels Rejoiced Last Night, The
>Old Country Baptizing, The - (live)
>Coat of Many Colors
>For No One
>Ooh Las Vegas - (live)
>Satan's Jewel Crown
>Tulsa Queen
>My Songbird
>Green Rolling Hills
>One Paper Kid
>Sorrow in the Wind - (featuring Cheryl & Sharon White)
>Rough and Rocky
>Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
>Ashes by Now
>How High the Moon
>Spanish Johnny
>Last Cheaters Waltz, The
>Racing in the Streets
>Like an Old Fashioned Waltz
>Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The - (featuring Dolly Parton/Gail Davies/Vince Gill/Linda Ronstadt)
>When I Was Yours
>My Father's House
>Bright Morning Stars
>When He Calls
>Lonely Street
>Brand New Dance
>Get Up John - (live)
>If I Could Be There - (live)
>Ballad of a Runaway Horse
>Going Back to Harlan
>Sweet Old World
>All My Tears [Live] - (live)
>Prayer in Open D [Live]
>Bang the Drum Slowly
>Boy from Tupelo
>Lost Unto This World
>Man Is an Island
>Cup of Kindness
>Falling in a Deep Hole - (previously unreleased)
>Palms of Victory - (previously unreleased)
>Softly and Tenderly - (previously unreleased, take)
>My Dear Companion
>Mary Danced with Soldiers
>I Don't Love You Much Do I
>All I Left Behind - (previously unreleased)
>I Remember You
>Golden Ring - (featuring Linda Ronstadt)
>In the Garden - (previously unreleased)
>Love Still Remains
>Snake Song
>Hobo's Lullaby
>Immigrant Eyes - (previously unreleased)
>Sin City
>Beyond the Blue
>First in Line - (previously unreleased)
>Highway of Heartache - (previously unreleased)
>Alone and Forsaken
>Child Of Mine
>Heaven Ain't Ready for You Yet
>Wish We Were Back in Missouri
>Mama's Hungry Eyes
>Here We Are
>Waltz Across Texas
>Snowin' on Raton - (previously unreleased)
>Gone - (previously unreleased, take)
>Don't Let Our Love Die - (previously unreleased)
>Pearl [Live], The - (live)
>Wildwood Flower
>Love and Happiness
>When We're Gone, Long Gone

Album Reviews:

Uncut (p.104) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] brings the full measure of Harris' artistry into focus....Van Zandt's road weary 'Snowing On Raton', given a typically graceful, stately Harris vocal, is just about worth the price of admission by itself."

No Depression (p.83) - "SONGBIRD is too ambitious to take in and appreciate quickly. It flows by beautifully....Harris is as good a judge of her own work as she was of the songs when they were still raw material."

Album Notes

Liner Note Authors: Sylvie Simmons; Emmylou Harris.

This four-disc set of rarities by the godmother of alt-country is a grab-bag/treasure trove of esoterica that will be manna from heaven for hardcore Emmylou Harris fans, if not the ideal entry point for the uninitiated. It combines previously unreleased tracks with obscure items from dimly lit corners of Harris's catalog. This encompasses collaborations with everyone from Mark Knopfler to Sheryl Crow, cuts from tribute albums, and more. Whether she's breathing new life into Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors," Hank Williams's "Alone and Forsaken," or Townes Van Zandt's "Snowin' on Raton," Emmylou's heartfelt delivery and gorgeous, birdlike timbre stand as a testament to her status as eminence grise in the Americana music scene, a country/folk queen whose musical odds and ends are fully as engaging as her most celebrated works.


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