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Wrecking Ball [Deluxe Edition]
     

Wrecking Ball [Deluxe Edition]

by Emmylou Harris
 

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Wrecking Ball is a leftfield masterpiece, the most wide-ranging, innovative, and daring record in a career built on such notions. Rich in atmosphere and haunting in its dark complexity, much of the due credit belongs to producer Daniel Lanois; best known for his work with pop superstars like U2 and Peter Gabriel

Overview

Wrecking Ball is a leftfield masterpiece, the most wide-ranging, innovative, and daring record in a career built on such notions. Rich in atmosphere and haunting in its dark complexity, much of the due credit belongs to producer Daniel Lanois; best known for his work with pop superstars like U2 and Peter Gabriel, on Wrecking Ball Lanois taps into the very essence of what makes Harris tick -- the gossamer vocals, the flawless phrasing -- while also opening up innumerable new avenues for her talents to explore. The songs shimmer and swirl, given life through Lanois' trademark ringing guitar textures and the almost primal drumming of U2's Larry Mullen, Jr. The fixed point remains Harris' voice, which leaps into each and every one of these diverse compositions -- culled from the pens of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, and others -- with utter fearlessness, as if this were the album she'd been waiting her entire life to make. Maybe it is. [A Deluxe Edition of Wrecking Ball, released in 2014, added a bonus disc of outtakes plus a "making of the album" DVD.]

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2014
Label:
Elektra / Wea
UPC:
0075597982244
catalogNumber:
519480
Rank:
13931

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Steve Earle   Acoustic Guitar
Lucinda Williams   Acoustic Guitar
Neil Young   Harmonica,Vocal Harmony
Richard Bennett   Guitar (Tremolo)
Brian Blade   Drums,Hand Drums
Malcolm Burn   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Tambourine,Tom-Tom,Slide Guitar,Vibes,Vocal Harmony
Daniel Lanois   Organ,Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Chant,bass pedals,Vocal Harmony
Anna McGarrigle   Vocal Harmony
Larry Mullen   Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Hand Drums
Kate McGarrigle   Vocal Harmony
Kufaru Mouton   Percussion
Sam O'Sullivan   Roto Toms
Tony Hall   Bass,Drums,Shaker
Darryl Johnson   Bass,Drums,Tom-Tom,Background Vocals,Chant,keyboard bass,Vocal Harmony,Harmonic Bass

Technical Credits

Rodney Crowell   Composer
Emmylou Harris   Composer
Leonard Cohen   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Steve Earle   Composer
Richard Thompson   Composer
Lucinda Williams   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Mark Howard   Engineer
David Olney   Composer
Julie Miller   Composer
David Bither   Executive Producer
Malcolm Burn   Engineer
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Daniel Lanois   Composer,Producer
Anna McGarrigle   Composer
Arthur Moorhead   Preparation for Reissue
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
Gillian Welch   Composer,Liner Notes
Jim Merrill   Coloration,Photo Printing
Monty Hitchcock   Executive Producer
Bob Lanois   Director
Robert Edridge-Waks   Editorial Coordinator
Paddy Prendergast   Executive Producer
Steve Fernie   Executive Producer
Peter Kimball   Producer
Diego Pereria   Concept
Melanie Ciccone   Management

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