Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

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Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released January 1978
Genre Country
Length 34:55
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Luxury Liner
(1977)
Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
(1978)
Blue Kentucky Girl
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town is an album by country music artist Emmylou Harris, released in 1978. The album reached number 3 on the Billboard charts, with three charting singles: "To Daddy" (written by Dolly Parton) at #3, "Two More Bottles of Wine" at #1 (the third #1 of Harris' career), and "Easy from Now On" (co-written by Carlene Carter, and the song from which the album's title comes) at #12. Also featured are "One Paper Kid", a duet with Willie Nelson, and "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight", which the Oak Ridge Boys would reach #1 with in 1980. The painting used for the album cover is by Susanna Clark.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Easy From Now On"   Susanna Clark, Carlene Carter Routh 3:07
2. "Two More Bottles of Wine"   Delbert McClinton 3:07
3. "To Daddy"   Dolly Parton 2:47
4. "My Songbird"   Jesse Winchester 3:09
5. "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight"   Rodney Crowell, Donivan Cowart 4:20
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Defying Gravity"   Jesse Winchester 4:16
7. "I Ain't Living Long Like This"   Rodney Crowell 4:06
8. "One Paper Kid" (with Willie Nelson) Walter Martin Cowart 2:57
9. "Green Rolling Hills" (with Fayssoux Starling) Utah Phillips 3:40
10. "Burn That Candle"   Winfield Scott 4:27
2004 CD Reissue Bonus Tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "New Cut Road"   Guy Clark 4:10
12. "LaCassine Special" (with Barry Tashian) Iry LeJeune, Eddie Shuler 2:44

Personnel[edit]

Technical Personnel[edit]

  • Brian Ahern: Producer, Engineer
  • Donivan Cowart: Engineer
  • Bradley Hartman: Engineer

References[edit]

Emmylou Harris Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town liner notes

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Liner notes from the CD