Cimarron

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Emmylou Harris is respected by today's artists and fans as a musical pioneer and risk taker. That was no less true in 1981, when CIMARRON, now available on CD for the first time, was initially released. After forays into bluegrass ROSES IN THE SNOW and country rock EVANGELINE, Harris created a stellar collection in which the western side of the country and western heritage is underscored. These aren't typical cowboy songs, though: There's a tender duet with Don Williams on Townes VanZandt's "If I Needed You," and the bittersweet reflection on knowledge and regret in Chip Taylor's "Son of a Rotten Gambler." In the heartbreaker "Another Lonesome Morning," you can almost hear the desert winds whistle. Harris picks up ...
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Emmylou Harris is respected by today's artists and fans as a musical pioneer and risk taker. That was no less true in 1981, when CIMARRON, now available on CD for the first time, was initially released. After forays into bluegrass ROSES IN THE SNOW and country rock EVANGELINE, Harris created a stellar collection in which the western side of the country and western heritage is underscored. These aren't typical cowboy songs, though: There's a tender duet with Don Williams on Townes VanZandt's "If I Needed You," and the bittersweet reflection on knowledge and regret in Chip Taylor's "Son of a Rotten Gambler." In the heartbreaker "Another Lonesome Morning," you can almost hear the desert winds whistle. Harris picks up the pace with the defiant ode to loner's pride, Paul Kennerly's "Born to Run," a top single from the disc. A lovely version of former Hot Band member Rodney Crowell's "Colors of Your Heart," previously unreleased, has been added to this classic, heartfelt set. The reissue package also boasts extended liner notes and contemporary photographs. --Kerry Dexter
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
That Cimarron, Emmylou Harris' ninth regular album, was assembled largely from recording sessions held for her previous couple of records is no necessary reflection on its quality. In fact, Cimarron was a typical effort for Harris, presenting her usual mix of country favorites, songs borrowed from the pop
ock arena, and singer/songwriter discoveries. Most prominent among the last category was Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You," released as a single three months ahead of the LP. From the pop mainstream, Harris borrowed Poco's "Rose of Cimarron" and Bruce Springsteen's "The Price You Pay." The recent T.G. Sheppard country number one hit "The Last Cheater's Waltz" and "Tennessee Waltz," best remembered for Patti Page's pop hit, were given respectful readings. And there was a lovely arrangement of the traditional ballad "Spanish Is a Loving Tongue." But the most memorable songs on the album were its two other country Top Tens, Karen Brooks and Hank DeVito's "Tennessee Rose" and Paul Kennerley's "Born to Run." On the whole, the album maintained the high standard Harris had set with her previous releases, and it deserved its 1982 Grammy nomination for Best Country Vocal Performance, Female. Though it matched the success of recent Harris LPs on the country charts, hitting the Top Ten and remaining listed for more than nine months, it did not enjoy as great a pop crossover sale and became Harris' first regular album since her 1975 breakthrough not to go gold. This was more indicative of the overall decline in country's crossover success than of any deficiency of the album itself; nevertheless, Harris' commercial success had crested.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/9/2000
  • Label: EMINENT RECORDS
  • UPC: 663292503026
  • Catalog Number: 25030

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emmylou Harris Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals, Harmony
Ricky Skaggs Fiddle, Mandolin, Violin
Rodney Crowell Guitar, Vocals
Buddy Spicher Violin
Don Williams Vocals
Albert Lee Guitar, Vocals
James Burton Guitar
Mickey Raphael Harmonica
Brian Ahern Bass, Guitar, Percussion
Joseph Allen Bass
Ernie Ball Bass
Michael Bowden Bass
Tony Brown Piano, Keyboards
Barry Burton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Charles Cochran Piano
Donivan Cowart Vocals, Harmony
Glen D. Hardin Piano, Strings, Keyboards
Hank DeVito Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Steve Fishell Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar
Wayne Goodwin Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Violin, Saxophone
Emory Gordy Bass
Donald Johnson Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Kennerley Guitar
Dave Kirby Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Kenny Malone Conga, Drums
Herb Pedersen Banjo, Guitar, Vocals, Harmony
Frank Reckard Guitar
Fayssoux Starling Vocals
Barry & Holly Tashian Guitar, Vocals
John Ware Drums
Cheryl Warren Vocals
Sharon White-Skaggs Vocals
Sharon White Harmony
Barry Tashian Harmony
Don Johnson Electric Piano
Mike Bowden Bass
Joe Allen Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Don Williams Producer
Brian Ahern Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Remastering
Charles Clark Composer
Donivan Cowart Engineer
Garth Fundis Producer
Paul Kennerley Producer
Doug Sax Remastering
Stuart Taylor Engineer
Vanessa Hendricks Cover Design
Tim Ritchie Art Direction
Brian Mansfield Liner Notes
Monty Hitchcock Reissue Producer
Steve Wilkinson Reissue Producer, Layout Concept
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best News in Ages - Good on ya Emmylou!

    I have been a fan of Emmylou Harris for over 25 years and had purchased all of her albums and then CD's when they came out. I have been replacing my albums with CD's since then and continuing to buy CD's as they are released. Cimarron was my favourite Harris album. The songs' lyrics are matters of the heart and are sung just as so by Harris. I have been looking for this CD and Last Date for years and since I've been on-line I check regularly with B&N and Canada's Chapters stores never to find them. I never knew why they were never available until I read today that Emmylou bought the rights and released the CD's herself. Today is my lucky day and I'm placing my order now. I look forward to hearing those songs with the greatest anticipation. (I have been living in Australia for 5 years and my albums have been packed away in Canada since then, so it's that long since I've heard that beautiful music.) Good on ya Emmylou!

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