Ballad of Sally Rose

The Ballad of Sally Rose

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by Emmylou Harris
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/30/1998
Label:
Warner Bros Uk
UPC:
0075992520522
catalogNumber:
925205
Rank:
7521

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Primary Artist,Acoustic 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,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
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,Electric Guitar
Russ Kunkel   Drums
Tom Roady   Percussion
Gary Scruggs   Harmonica
Barry & Holly Tashian   Vocals
Bobby Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
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
Simon Levy   Art Direction
Keith Odle   Engineer
Dianne OQuinn Burke   Illustrations

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The Ballad of Sally Rose 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a life-long Emmy Lou Harris fan and "Sally Rose" is one of her best!!