Duets (Emmylou Harris album)

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Duets
Compilation album by Emmylou Harris
Released July 24, 1990
Genre Country
Length 41:23
Label Reprise
Producer various producers
Emmylou Harris chronology
Bluebird
(1989)
Duets
(1990)
Brand New Dance
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Duets is a compilation of duets by country music artist Emmylou Harris in partnership with other well-known country and rock artists. Most of the twelve tracks on the album originally appeared as singles or on albums released by her singing partners. Several of the tracks attained positions on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts: "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" with Roy Orbison was at #6 in 1980; "If I Needed You" with Don Williams at #3 in 1981; "Wild Montana Skies" with John Denver at #14 in 1983; "Thing About You" with Southern Pacific at #14 in 1985; and "We Believe in Happy Endings" with Earl Thomas Conley at #1 in 1988. Also included is "Love Hurts", an early duet with Gram Parsons from his Grievous Angel album. Duets rose to #24 on the country albums chart in 1990.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Price I Pay" [with the Desert Rose Band] (Chris Hillman, Bill Wilds) - 2:58
  2. "Love Hurts" [with Gram Parsons] (Boudleaux Bryant) - 3:40
  3. "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" [with Roy Orbison] (Roy Orbison, Chris Price) - 4:00
  4. "We Believe in Happy Endings" [with Earl Thomas Conley] (Bob McDill) - 3:34
  5. "Thing About You" [with Southern Pacific] (Tom Petty) - 3:51
  6. "Star of Bethlehem" [with Neil Young] (Neil Young) - 2:43
  7. "All Fall Down" [with George Jones] (Ron Peterson, Harlan Howard) - 3:19
  8. "Wild Montana Skies" [with John Denver] (John Denver) - 4:02
  9. "Green Pastures" [with Ricky Skaggs] (Van Hoose) - 3:08
  10. "Gulf Coast Highway" [with Willie Nelson] (Nanci Griffith, Danny Flowers, James Hooker) - 3:09
  11. "If I Needed You" [with Don Williams] (Townes Van Zandt) - 3:35
  12. "Evangeline" [with The Band] (Robbie Robertson) - 3:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Ahern – arranger, producer
  • The Band – vocals
  • Earl Thomas Conley – vocals
  • Rick Danko – electric bass, vocals
  • John Denver – vocals, producer
  • Desert Rose Band – vocals
  • Rob Fraboni – producer
  • Garth Fundis – producer
  • Emory Gordy – producer
  • Caroline Greyshock – photography
  • Emmylou Harris – acoustic guitar, guitar, vocals
  • Bradley Hartman – producer, mastering, assembly
  • George Jones – vocals
  • Janet Levinson – art direction, design
  • Elliot Mazer – producer
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering assistant
  • Willie Nelson – vocals
  • Jim Ed Norman – producer
  • Milton Okun – executive producer
  • Roy Orbison – vocals
  • Gram Parsons – vocals, producer
  • Dolly Parton – harmony vocals
  • Robbie Robertson – producer
  • Larry Samuels – executive producer
  • Randy Scruggs – producer
  • Ed Seay – producer
  • Billy Sherrill – producer
  • John Simon – producer
  • Ricky Skaggs – vocals
  • Southern Pacific – vocals, producer
  • Don Williams – vocals, producer
  • Paul Worley – producer
  • Barney Wyckoff – producer
  • Neil Young – vocals

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 24

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