On "My Name Is Emmett Till" Harris recalls a pivotal act of violence during the civil rights movement in a heartbreakingly plain-spoken narrative, told from the victim's perspective; on "Goodnight Old World," she fashions a bittersweet lullaby to her newly born grandchild, contrasting a grown-up's world-weariness with a baby's wide-eyed wonder. Few in pop or country music have achieved such honesty or revealed such maturity in their writing. Forty years into her career, Harris shares the hard-earned wisdom that comes with getting older, though she never stops looking ahead.
In addition to the luminous originals Harris composed, the title track comes from Ron Sexsmith -- a folk-rock ballad Harris had been coveting for a long time -- and uplifting closing number "Cross Yourself" was contributed by Joyce. From the Label
Performance CreditsEmmylou Harris Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Giles Reaves Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Drums,Vibes,Djembe,Shaker,Pump Organ,fender rhodes,Moog Bass,Marimbula
Jay Joyce Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Omnichord,Hi String
Technical CreditsEmmylou Harris Composer
Giles Reaves Engineer
Will Jennings Composer
Jay Joyce Composer,Producer,Engineer
Ron Sexsmith Composer
Jason Hall Engineer
Terry Allen Illustrations
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love Emmylou Harris. But this CD is not anywhere near her best effort. While in includes several excellent tracks, overall the disc is uneven. It's a somewhat disappointing collection.
Emmylou Harris could strike gold singing the Wall Street Times! With this new cd, she once again shows us what an angels voice sounds like! My all time favorite singer!!
i don't think emmy lou is capable of anything shy of great this cd is all spirit she's on another plane here it's great stuff d