Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris

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Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris
Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 1984
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerBrian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
White Shoes
Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris
The Ballad of Sally Rose
Singles from Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris
  1. "Mr. Sandman"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Profile II: The Best of Emmylou Harris is a compilation of hits by Emmylou Harris originally from five of her albums released between 1979 and 1983 (Blue Kentucky Girl, Roses in the Snow, Cimarron, Last Date, and White Shoes), plus two singles, "Mister Sandman" from 1981, and "Someone Like You", a new tune which became a Billboard #26 country hit in early 1985. "Mister Sandman" is a different recording from the one which appeared on Harris's 1981 Evangeline album, and lacks the backup vocals of Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt featured on Evangeline.

Unlike her prior compilation, which collected all of her singles and two album tracks, Profile II omits several singles released during this period, including her duet with Roy Orbison, "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" (from the Roadie soundtrack), "The Boxer" (from Roses in the Snow), "I Don't Have To Crawl" (from Evangeline), "If I Needed You" and "Tennessee Rose" (from Cimarron), "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)" (from Last Date), and "In My Dreams" and "Drivin' Wheel" (from White Shoes).

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original AlbumLength
1."Blue Kentucky Girl"Johnny MullinsBlue Kentucky Girl (1979)3:16
2."Wayfaring Stranger"Traditional; arranged by Brian AhernRoses in the Snow (1980)3:25
3."Beneath Still Waters"Dallas FrazierBlue Kentucky Girl3:40
4."Born to Run"Paul KennerleyCimarron (1981)3:43
5."Someone Like You"Bob McDill, Dickey LeeNew song3:14
6."Mr. Sandman"Pat BallardNew song2:18
7."Pledging My Love"Don Robey, Fats WashingtonWhite Shoes (1983)2:57
8."I'm Movin' On"Hank SnowLast Date (1982)2:38
9."(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date"Conway Twitty, Floyd CramerLast Date3:20
10."Save the Last Dance for Me"Doc Pomus, Mort ShumanBlue Kentucky Girl3:38
Total length:32:09

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 24
U.S. Billboard 200 176