The Ballad of Sally Rose

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All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
This is one of the most intriguing albums of Emmylou Harris' career, and that is saying a lot. It marked the first album where she wrote or co-wrote all the songs, and the strength of the songwriting makes one wonder why she had never attempted it before. One can tell that this album is truly a labor of love, as it is a semi-autobiographical concept album that she also co-produced. It tells the story of a girl from a small town who gets taken under the wing of singer that takes her and her angelic voice out on the road. The story mirrors her relationship with Gram Parsons, although it is a fictional account of the life of another woman. As a concept album, it only partly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Vik Iyengar
This is one of the most intriguing albums of Emmylou Harris' career, and that is saying a lot. It marked the first album where she wrote or co-wrote all the songs, and the strength of the songwriting makes one wonder why she had never attempted it before. One can tell that this album is truly a labor of love, as it is a semi-autobiographical concept album that she also co-produced. It tells the story of a girl from a small town who gets taken under the wing of singer that takes her and her angelic voice out on the road. The story mirrors her relationship with Gram Parsons, although it is a fictional account of the life of another woman. As a concept album, it only partly holds together; one must read the liner notes to get a true feeling for the story. However, Emmylou Harris sounds particularly inspired, and the songs themselves are strong both musically and lyrically. As expected, she truly shines on the slower ballads such as "Diamond in My Crown" and the closer "Sweet Chariot." While not essential for casual fans, it is an interesting album worth tracking down for Emmylou Harris fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Uk
  • UPC: 075992520522
  • Catalog Number: 925205
  • Sales rank: 35,613

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emmylou Harris Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Gail Davies Vocals, Background Vocals
Ray Flacke Guitar, Electric Guitar
Waylon Jennings Electric Guitar, Vocals
Dolly Parton Vocals, Background Vocals
Buddy Spicher Fiddle, Violin
Albert Lee Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Linda Ronstadt Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Cash Harmonica
Barbara Cowart Vocals, Background Vocals
Hank DeVito Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar, Steel Guitar
Shane Keister Keyboards
Philip Donnelly Guitar
Bessyl Duhon Accordion
Vince Gill Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Emory Gordy Acoustic Guitar, Bass
John Jarvis Keyboards
Paul Kennerley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel Drums
Tom Roady Percussion
Gary Scruggs Harmonica
Barry & Holly Tashian Vocals
Bobby Thompson Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Guitar
Larrie Londin Percussion, Drums
Barry Tashian Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Emmylou Harris Producer, Writer
Donivan Cowart Engineer
Emory Gordy String Arrangements
Tom Harding Engineer
Paul Kennerley Producer, Writer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Simon Levy Art Direction
Keith Odle Engineer
Dianne OQuinn Burke Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sally Rose is fabulous!!

    I am a life-long Emmy Lou Harris fan and "Sally Rose" is one of her best!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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