Friday, August 10, 2007

336. Emmylou Harris - Pieces of The Sky (1975)

Track Listing

1. Bluebird Wine
2. Too Far Gone
3. If I Could Only Win Your Love
4. Boulder To Birmingham
5. Before Believing
6. Bottle Let Me Down
7. Sleepless Nights
8. Coat Of Many Colors
9. For No One
10. Queen Of The Silver Dollar


Gram Parsons is dead, long live Emmylou Harris. As you can imagine there are plenty of similarities between this album and the last Gram Parsons album reviewed here not long ago. Actually one of the few differences is the absence of Gram's voice from this.

All in all it is a pretty good country-rock album and therefore it is something to cherish as those are few and far between. So if you are a fan of the genre it is definitely an album to have. Emmylou has a great voice, which is comparable to that of Dolly Parton, and is therefore a very traditionally country voice. Actually the cover of Coat Of Many Colors seems to be a bit redundant as it sounds too much like the original.

So if you like Gram Parsons and the country Rock genre in general this is definitely something for you to get. If you don't, it isn't spectacular enough for you to bother. So there.

Track Highlights

1. Boulder To Birmingham
2. Bluebird Wine
3. For No One
4. Too Far Gone

Final Grade



From Wikipedia:

The overall song selection was varied and showed early on how eclectic Harris' musical tastes were. In addition to her own "Boulder to Birmingham" (written for former singing partner Gram Parsons who had died the previous year), she included the Merle Haggard classic "Bottle Let Me Down", the Beatles' "For No One", and Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors". (Parton, in turn, covered "Boulder to Birmingham" on her 1976 album All I Can Do.) On Shel Silverstein's "Queen Of The Silver Dollar", her good friend Linda Ronstadt sings harmony.

Boulder To Birmingham:

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