Spyboy (album)

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Spyboy
Live album by Emmylou Harris
Released August 11, 1998
Genre Country, rock
Length 61:55
Label Eminent Records
Producer Buddy Miller & Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris chronology
Wrecking Ball
(1995)
Spyboy
(1998)
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Entertainment Weekly A− [3]

Spyboy is a 1998 live album by Emmylou Harris and her backing band, Spyboy, which she formed for a tour to perform songs from her 1995 career-redefining album, Wrecking Ball. Taking a stripped-down approach, Harris is backed by a power trio comprising country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar and New Orleans musicians Daryl Johnson on bass and Brady Blade on drums. Along with songs from Wrecking Ball, such as "Where Will I Be" and "Deeper Well", Harris performs other songs from earlier in her career, such as "Born to Run" from Cimarron, "Love Hurts", which she first performed with Gram Parsons, "I Ain't Living Long Like This" from Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town and her ode to Parsons, "Boulder to Birmingham", from her 1975 debut album, Pieces of the Sky.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "My Songbird" (Jesse Winchester) – 3:30
  2. "Where Will I Be" (Daniel Lanois) – 4:21
  3. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" (Rodney Crowell) – 4:20
    • Studio version on Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
  4. "Love Hurts" (Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:55
  5. "Green Pastures" (Traditional) – 3:05
  6. "Deeper Well" (Harris, Lanois, David Olney) – 7:16
    • From Wrecking Ball
  7. "Prayer in Open D" (Harris) – 4:01
  8. "Calling My Children Home" (Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, Robert Yates) – 3:02
    • First performed by Harris with the Nash Ramblers on At the Ryman
  9. "Tulsa Queen" (Crowell, Harris) – 4:30
  10. "Wheels" (Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons) – 3:04
  11. "Born to Run" (Paul Kennerley) – 4:44
  12. "Boulder to Birmingham" (Bill Danoff, Harris) 3:21
  13. "All My Tears (Be Washed Away)" (Julie Miller) – 5:06
    • From Wrecking Ball
  14. "The Maker" (Lanois) – 8:40

Personnel[edit]

Spyboy[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Julie Miller - backing vocals on "All My Tears (Be Washed Away)"

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 180

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