Angel Band (album)

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Angel Band
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Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released July 7, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Country, gospel
Length 36:49
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr., Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris chronology
Thirteen
(1986)
Angel Band
(1987)
Bluebird
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribune favorable [2]
Los Angeles Times favorable [3]
Orlando Sentinel 5/5 stars [4]

Angel Band is an acoustic collection of gospel songs by Emmylou Harris, released on July 7, 1987. The album was recorded live "off the floor" featuring a band composed of Vince Gill (mandolin, vocals), Carl Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Emory Gordy Jr. (bass, vocals). Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Mark O'Connor (fiddle) were overdubbed on some tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Where Could I Go But to the Lord" J.B. Coats 3:31
2. "Angel Band" Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris 3:03
3. "If I Be Lifted Up" Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris 2:44
4. "Precious Memories" Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris 4:30
5. "Bright Morning Stars" Public Domain; arr. Emmylou Harris 2:33
6. "When He Calls" Paul Kennerley 2:42
7. "We Shall Rise" Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris 2:12
8. "Drifting Too Far" Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris 4:47
9. "Who Will Sing for Me?" Ralph Stanley, Carter Stanley 2:32
10. "Someday My Ship Will Sail" Allen Reynolds 2:26
11. "The Other Side of Life" Alan O'Bryant 2:36
12. "When They Ring Those Golden Bells" Traditional; arr. Emory Gordy, Jr. and Patty Loveless 3:13

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Milan Bogdan – digital editing
  • Jim Cotton – engineer
  • Alton Dellinger – technical consultant
  • Paul Goldberg – engineer
  • Patty Loveless – arranger
  • McGuire – photography
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Jessie Noble – coordination
  • Keith Odle – mixing assistant
  • Thomas Ryan – design
  • Joe Scaife – engineer
  • Steve Tillisch – mixing
  • David Wariner – lettering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 23
U.S. Billboard 200 166

References[edit]