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Last Date
     

Last Date

by Emmylou Harris
 
Emmylou Harris's spirited 1982 live album captures the singer's vision of what country music could and should be: a driving cover of Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On" finds a home next to Gram Parsons's "Return of the Grievous Angel," along with Bruce Springsteen's "Racing in the

Overview

Emmylou Harris's spirited 1982 live album captures the singer's vision of what country music could and should be: a driving cover of Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On" finds a home next to Gram Parsons's "Return of the Grievous Angel," along with Bruce Springsteen's "Racing in the Streets" and the Everly Brothers' "So Sad (to Watch a Good Love Go Bad)." Harris gets into country rock as well as country blues, takes on a few ballads, and adds a memorable treatment of Carl Perkins's honky-tonker "Restless" as part of her own restless search for interesting songs to interpret with her signature evocative soprano. The tracks were recorded in several California honky-tonks and maintain a dancehall vibe. Harris brought along her Hot Band, including guitarist Frank Reckard, pedal steel player Steve Fishell, and rhythm guitarist Barry Tashian, as well as "shuffle king" drummer John Ware for the high-speed ride. LAST DATE produced chart hits with "I'm Moving On" and "(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date." The reissue features two bonus tracks, extensive liner notes, and photos contemporary with the recording. LAST DATE documents one of the best working country outfits of the era taking care of business and expanding the breadth of country music. --Kerry Dexter

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Last Date offers a good indication of Harris' live sets with the Hot Band during the early '80s. Taking its title from her hit vocal version of the Floyd Cramer country standard, the record leans heavily on Harris favorites, in addition to covers of Buck Owens' "Buckaroo," Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On," Neil Young's "Long May You Run" and Gram Parsons' "Return of the Grievous Angel."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2000
Label:
EMINENT RECORDS
UPC:
0663292504023
catalogNumber:
25040

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Michael Bowden   Bass
Steve Fishell   Dobro,Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Wayne Goodwin   Fiddle,Guitar,Mandolin,Violin,Rhythm Guitar,Saxophone
Donald Johnson   Keyboards,Vocals
Frank Reckard   Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Barry & Holly Tashian   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
John Ware   Drums
Barry Tashian   Banjo,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Don Johnson   Keyboards,Vocal Harmony
Mike Bowden   Bass

Technical Credits

Chris Hillman   Composer
Gram Parsons   Composer
Brian Ahern   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Stuart Taylor   Engineer
Simon Levy   Art Direction
Steve Wilkison   Producer
Alan Vachon   Engineer
Ross Ritto   Monitor Mixer
Brian Mansfield   Liner Notes
Monty Hitchcock   Producer,Reissue Producer
Steve Wilkinson   Reissue Producer,Layout Coordinator

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