Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems

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Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems
Emmylou Harris - Songbird.jpg
Box set by
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
Recorded1969 - 2006
GenreCountry, folk, rock
LabelRhino
Emmylou Harris chronology
Real Live Roadrunning
(2006)
Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems
(2007)
All I Intended to Be
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Paste Magazine5/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle4/5 stars[3]

Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems is the name of a 2007 box set of songs personally selected by Emmylou Harris: "I've selected not greatest hits, but personal favorites: that, with a few exceptions-have never appeared on any other compilations, but were important gems in the string of pearls that each album strives to become. Also included are special collaborations, unreleased live and demo tracks, as well as contributions to tribute projects, which I may now gather into this fold.” [4]

Discs one and two serve as a retrospective of Emmylou's solo career, including at least one song from each of Emmylou's previous studio and live albums (and two cuts from her time with Gram Parsons). Discs three and four consist of collaborations with other performers, tribute album tracks, and unreleased material. Overall, 13 of the 78 tracks were previously unreleased. The DVD collects 9 videos filmed between 1975 and 2005, plus a public service announcement for Animal Rescue.

Packaging[edit]

The 5 disc set (4 CDs & 1 DVD) are packaged in a multifold cardboard sleeve bound to mimic a photographic album. A 200-page liner notes and biography booklet, liberally graced with photos from throughout Emmylou's career, is also bound to mimic a photographic album. Both faux miniature photographic albums are housed in a CD sized cardboard slipcase.

Track listing[5][edit]

  • previously unreleased material marked with * following song title

Disc One[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Producer Guests Source Date Notes
1 "Clocks" * Emmylou Harris 2:48 Ray Ellis Gliding Bird Sessions c. 1970 Alternate Version
2 "The Angels Rejoiced Last Night" Charlie Louvin, Ira Louvin 2:23 Gram Parsons, Jim Dickson Gram Parsons Sleepless Nights by Gram Parsons 1973
3 "The Old Country Baptizing" Carl Story 4:02 John M. Delgatto, Marley Brant Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels Live 1973 by Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels March 13, 1973 Live
4 "Coat Of Many Colors" Dolly Parton 3:42 Brian Ahern Pieces of the Sky 1975 [6]
5 "For No One" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 3:42 Brian Ahern Pieces of the Sky 1975 [6]
6 "Ooh Las Vegas" Ric Grech, Gram Parsons 3:43 Brian Ahern Elite Hotel 1975 [7]
7 "Satan's Jewel Crown" Traditional 3:13 Brian Ahern Elite Hotel 1975 [7]
8 "Tulsa Queen" Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris 4:47 Brian Ahern Luxury Liner 1977 [8]
9 "My Songbird" Jesse Winchester 3:09 Brian Ahern Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town 1978 [9]
10 "Green Rolling Hills" Utah Phillips 3:38 Brian Ahern Fayssoux Starling Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town 1978 [9]
11 "One Paper Kid" Walter Martin Cowart 2:57 Brian Ahern Willie Nelson Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town 1978 [9]
12 "Sorrow In The Wind" Jean Ritchie 3:30 Brian Ahern Sharon White, Cheryl White Blue Kentucky Girl 1979 [10]
13 "Rough And Rocky" Charles Justice, Shoji Tabuchi 3:52 Brian Ahern Blue Kentucky Girl 1979 [10]
14 "Jordan" Traditional 2:10 Brian Ahern Johnny Cash Roses in the Snow 1980 [11]
15 "Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn" Ralph Stanley 3:24 Brian Ahern Roses in the Snow 1980 [11]
16 "Ashes By Now" Rodney Crowell 4:31 Brian Ahern Dr. John Evangeline 1981
17 "How High The Moon" Nancy Hamilton, Morgan Lewis 3:23 Brian Ahern Evangeline 1981
18 "Spanish Johnny" Paul Siebel 3:50 Brian Ahern Waylon Jennings Evangeline 1981
19 "The Last Cheaters Waltz" Sonny Thockmorton 5:35 Brian Ahern Cimarron 1981
20 "Racing In The Streets" Bruce Springsteen 5:32 Brian Ahern Last Date 1982
21 "Like An Old Fashioned Waltz" Sandy Denny 3:20 Brian Ahern White Shoes 1983 [12]

Disc Two[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Producer Guests Source Date Notes
1 "The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley 3:40 Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill, Gail Davies The Ballad of Sally Rose 1985 [13]
2 "When I Was Yours" Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley 2:45 Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley Thirteen 1985
3 "My Father's House" Bruce Springsteen 4:48 Emmylou Harris, Paul Kennerley Thirteen 1986
4 "Bright Morning Stars" Public Domain 2:33 Emory Gordy, Jr., Emmylou Harris Angel Band 1987 [14]
5 "When He Calls" Paul Kennerley 2:44 Emory Gordy, Jr., Emmylou Harris Angel Band 1987 [14]
6 "Lonely Street" Carl Belew, W.S. Stevenson, Kenny Sowder 3:12 Richard Bennett, Emmylou Harris Bluebird 1988 [15]
7 "Brand New Dance" Paul Kennerley 3:27 Richard Bennett, Allen Reynolds Brand New Dance 1990 [16]
8 "Get Up John" Bill Monroe, Marty Stuart, Jerry Sullivan 3:14 Richard Bennett, Allen Reynolds At the Ryman 1992 Live [17]
9 "If I Could Be There" Kieran Kane, Jamie O'Hara 3:46 Richard Bennett, Allen Reynolds At the Ryman 1992 Live [17]
10 "Ballad Of A Runaway Horse" Leonard Cohen 5:39 Richard Bennett, Allen Reynolds Cowgirl's Prayer 1993 [18]
11 "Going Back To Harlan" Anna McGarrigle 4:55 Daniel Lanois Wrecking Ball 1995 [19]
12 "Sweet Old World" Lucinda Williams 5:06 Daniel Lanois Wrecking Ball 1995 [19]
13 "All My Tears" Julie Miller 5:08 Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris Spyboy 1998 Live [20]
14 "Prayer In Open D" Emmylou Harris 3:59 Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris Spyboy 1998 Live [20]
15 "Bang The Drum Slowly" Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark 4:53 Malcolm Burn Red Dirt Girl 2000 [21]
16 "Boy From Tupelo" Emmylou Harris 3:49 Malcolm Burn Red Dirt Girl 2000 [21]
17 "Lost Unto This World" Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois 4:35 Malcolm Burn Stumble into Grace 2003 [22]
18 "Man Is An Island" Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle 4:45 Brian Ahern Light of the Stable reissue 2004 [23]
19 "Cup Of Kindness" Emmylou Harris 3:54 Malcolm Burn Stumble into Grace 2003 [22]

Disc Three[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Producer Guests Source Date Notes
1 "Falling In A Deep Hole" * Bill Danoff, Taffy Danoff 2:38 unissued ????
2 "1917" David Olney 5:22 Glyn Johns Linda Ronstadt Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions 1999
3 "Palms of Victory" * Traditional (John B. Matthias) 3:07 Brian Ahern Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt Trio sessions outtake 1978
4 "Softly And Tenderly" * Traditional 5:29 George Massenburg Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt Trio II sessions outtake ????
5 "My Dear Companion" Jean Ritchie 2:56 George Massenburg Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt Trio 1987
6 "Mary Danced With Soldiers" Paul Kennerley 3:06 Randy Scruggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two 1989
7 "I Don't Love You Much Do I" Guy Clark, Richard Leigh 2:37 Guy Clark, Miles Wilkinson Guy Clark Boats to Build 1992
8 "All I Left Behind" * Emmylou Harris, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle 3:17 Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle, Michele Pepin unissued demo ????
9 "I Remember You" Steve Earle 2:51 Twangtrust Steve Earle Jerusalem 2002
10 "Golden Ring" Bobby Braddock, Rafe Van Hoy 3:59 Emmylou Harris, Michele Pepin Linda Ronstadt, Anna McGarrigle, Kate McGarrigle Tammy Wynette Remembered 1998
11 "Sonny" Ron Hynes 4:18 Donal Lunny Dolores Keane, Mary Black Bringing It All Back Home 1991
12 "In The Garden" * Traditional 2:49 Daniel Lanois All the Pretty Horses project, unissued 1996
13 "Love Still Remains" Kate Wolf 4:35 Nina Gerber Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf 1998
14 "Snake Song" Townes Van Zandt 2:32 Freddy Fletcher, Eric Paul Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt 2001
15 "Hobo's Lullaby" Goebel Reeves 2:43 Emmylou Harris Folkways: A Vision Shared 1988
16 "Wondering" Joe Werner 3:03 Gail Davies Caught in the Webb: A Tribute to the Legendary Webb Pierce 2002
17 "Immigrant Eyes" * Guy Clark, Roger Murrah 3:40 Paul Kennerley unissued birthday present 2001
18 "Juanita" Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons 2:40 Sheryl Crow, Emmylou Harris Sheryl Crow Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons 1999
19 "She" Chris Ethridge, Gram Parsons 4:49 Stephen Street The Pretenders Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons 1999
20 "Sin City" Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons 4:00 Emmylou Harris, Paul Kremen Beck Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons 1999
21 "Wheels" Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons 3:27 John Starling, Bill Wolf, The Seldom Scene The Seldom Scene 15th Anniversary Celebration, Live at the Kennedy Center 1988

Disc Four[edit]

# Title Songwriter Length Producer Guests Source Date Notes
1 "Beyond The Blue" Beth Nielsen Chapman Gary Nicholson 4:33 Buddy Miller, Steve Fishell Patty Griffin Where the Heart Is: Original Soundtrack 2000
2 "First In Line" * Paul Kennerley 3:34 John Starling Spring Training sessions 1990
3 "Highway Of Heartache" * Carl Jackson 3:04 Carl Jackson Carl Jackson Spring Training sessions 1990
4 "Alone And Forsaken" Hank Williams Sr 3:31 Mark Knopfler Mark Knopfler & His Band Hank Williams: Timeless 2001
5 "Child Of Mine" Carole King, Gerry Goffin 3:27 Emmylou Harris Til Their Eyes Shine ... The Lullaby Album 1992
6 "Heaven Ain't Ready For You Yet" Paul Kennerley 3:56 Glyn Johns The Legend of Jesse James 1980
7 "Wish We Were Back In Missouri" Guy Humphreys, Paul Kennerley 4:03 Glyn Johns The Legend of Jesse James 1980
8 "Mama's Hungry Eyes" Merle Haggard 3:41 Brian Ahern Mama's Hungry Eyes: A Tribute to Merle Haggard 1994
9 "Here We Are" Rodney Crowell 2:53 Billy Sherrill George Jones My Very Special Guests 1979
10 "Waltz Across Texas Tonight" * Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris 3:43 Allen Reynolds, Richard Bennett Cowgirl's Prayer sessions 1993
11 "Snowin' On Raton" * Townes Van Zandt 3:42 Allen Reynolds, Richard Bennett Brand New Dance sessions 1990
12 "Gone" * Liz Meyer 3:37 Allen Reynolds, Richard Bennett Cowgirl's Prayer sessions 1993
13 "Don't Let Our Love Die" * Michael Dowling, Alan O'Bryant 3:18 Carl Jackson Carl Jackson Spring Training sessions
14 "The Pearl" Emmylou Harris 5:19 Julia Olin Concerts for a Land Mine Free World 2000 Live
15 "Wildwood Flower" Traditional 3:47 Randy Scruggs Randy Scruggs, Iris DeMent Crown of Jewels 1998
16 "Love And Happiness" Emmylou Harris, Kimmie Rhodes 4:21 Mark Knopfler, Chuck Ainlay Mark Knopfler All the Roadrunning 2006
17 "When We're Gone, Long Gone" Kieran Kane, Jamie O'Hara 4:01 George Massenburg Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton Trio II 1998

DVD[edit]

  1. "Together Again" – with The Hot Band, featuring James Burton (1975)
  2. "Making Believe" – with The Hot Band, featuring Albert Lee (1977)
  3. "Blue Kentucky Girl" – from PBS' "Soundstage" (1978)
  4. "Satan's Jewel Crown" – from PBS' "Soundstage" (1978)
  5. "Mr. Sandman" – Promotional video (1981)
  6. "I Don't Have To Crawl" – Promotional video (1981)
  7. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" – with Spyboy (1998)
  8. "Love Hurts" – at the Grand Ole Opry, with Elvis Costello (2005)
  9. "Imagine" – from CMT's "Crossroads (200?)
  10. "PSA: Emmylou Harris On Animal Rescue"

Personnel[edit]

  • Emmylou Harris – acoustic guitar, vocals, harmony vocals, 6-string bass, baritone electric guitar
  • Gram Parsons - vocals on 1-2; guitar on 1-3; background vocals on 1-3
  • James Burton - lead electric guitar on 1-2; electric guitar on 1-6, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 4-8; gut-string guitar on 1-4; dobro on 1-4; rhythm guitar on 3-3
  • Bernie Leadon - guitar on 1-2; synthesized acoustic guitar bass on 3-2; banjo on 4-7
  • Herb Pedersen - guitar on 1-2; acoustic guitar on 1-5; background vocals on 1-5, 1-8
  • Al Perkins - pedal steel on 1-2; banjo on 2-8; harmony vocals on 2-8; dobro on 2-9, 4-2, 4-3, 4-12, 4-13
  • Byron Berline - mandoline on 1-2, 1-5; fiddle on 1-4, 1-6
  • Glen D. Hardin - piano on 1-2, 1-6, 1-9, 4-5, 4-8, 4-9; electric piano on 1-4, 1-8, 1-10, 1-16; keyboards on 2-18
  • Emory Gordy, Jr. - bass on 1-2, 1-6, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 1-14, 1-15, 1-16, 1-17, 1-19, 2-1, 3-3, 4-8, 4-9; background vocals on 1-6; Ernie Ball bass on 1-18, 2-5; vocals on 2-4; acoustic bass on 4-6, 4-7; double bass on 4-6
  • Jock Bartley - electric guitar on 1-3
  • Neil Flanz - pedal steel on 1-3
  • Kyle Tullis - bass on 1-3
  • N.D. Smart III - drums on 1-3
  • Rick Cunha - acoustic guitar on 1-4
  • Ray Pohlman - bass on 1-4
  • Ron Tutt - drums on 1-4
  • Ben Keith - pedal steel on 1-4
  • Brian Ahern - high-strung guitar on 1-4; bass on 1-5, 1-7, 1-12, 1-21, finger-style acoustic guitar on 1-8; acoustic guitar on 1-9, 1-10, 1-19, 2-18; percussion on 1-10, 1-13; archtop guitar on 1-14, 1-15, 1-17; Adamas guitar on 1-15; gut-string guitar on 1-18; six-string bass on 1-18; tambourine on 1-18; Ernie Ball bass on 1-19; banjo on 2-18; Earthwood bass on 2-18; electric baritone guitar on 3-3; guitar on 4-8, 4-9
  • Fayssoux Starling - background vocals on 1-4, 1-5, 1-7, 1-8; duet vocal on 1-10
  • Amos Garrett - electric guitar on 1-5; lead guitar on 1-16
  • Bill Payne - piano on 1-5, 1-21, 3-20; electric piano on 1-17; synthesizer on 1-21; organ on 3-3
  • Nick DeCaro - string arrangement on 1-5, 4-6; accordion on 4-6; strings on 4-7
  • Hank DeVito - pedal steel on 1-6, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 1-13, 1-18, 1-19, 2-1; steel guitar on 4-8, 4-9
  • Rodney Crowell - rhythm guitar on 1-6; background vocals on 1-6; acoustic guitar on 1-8, 1-16, 1-19; guitar on 4-8, 4-9
  • John Ware - drums on 1-6, 1-8, 1-9, 1-10, 1-13, 1-19, 1-20, 4-8, 4-9; percussion on 1-17, 1-18
  • Mike Auldridge - dobro on 1-7; pedal steel on 3-21
  • John Starling - acoustic guitar on 1-7, 4-13, 4-17; background vocals on 1-7; vocals on 4-2, 4-3; harmony vocals on 4-13
  • Albert Lee - mandolin on 1-9, 1-14, 1-19, 3-5; electric guitar on 1-17, 2-1; backing vocals on 4-6; acoustic guitar on 4-7; guitar on 4-9
  • Ricky Skaggs - viola on 1-10; fiddle on 1-10, 1-12, 1-15, 1-19; mandolin on 1-13, 1-14, 1-15, 1-17, 1-18, 2-18; harmony vocals on 1-14, 1-15, 1-19; lead vocals on 1-15; acoustic guitar on 1-15, 1-18
  • Mickey Raphael - harmonica on 1-8, 1-11, 1-16, 1-18, 4-9
  • Willie Nelson - duet vocal on 1-11
  • Sharon White - harmony vocals on 1-12, 1-17, 1-19; background vocals on 1-13
  • Cheryl White - harmony vocals on 1-12, 1-17, 1-19; background vocals on 1-13
  • Lincoln Davis Jr - accordion on 1-13
  • Tony Brown - piano on 1-13; electric piano on 1-19
  • Mike Bowden - bass on 1-13, 1-20, 2-2
  • Johnny Cash - harmony vocals on 1-14
  • Tony Rice - harmony vocals on 1-14; acoustic guitar on 1-14; lead acoustic guitar on 1-17; guitar on 3-21
  • Mac Rebbenack - piano on 1-16
  • Lynn Langham - synthesizer on 1-16
  • Hal Blaine - drums on 1-16
  • Jerry Douglas - dobro on 1-17, 3-6
  • Waylon Jennings - harmony vocals on 1-18
  • Frank Reckard - lead guitar on 1-18, 1-20; mandolin on 2-2
  • Don Johnson - keyboards on 1-20; harmony vocals on 1-20
  • Barry Tashian - rhythm guitar on 1-20; duet vocals on 1-20
  • Steve Fishell - pedal steel on 1-20, 4-1, 2-6; dobro on 2-2
  • Wayne Goodwin - mandolin on 1-20; tenor sax on 1-20
  • Jim Horn - recorder on 1-21
  • Shane Keister - keyboards on 2-1, 2-2, 2-3
  • Russ Kunkel - drums on 2-1
  • Buddy Spicher - fiddle on 2-1
  • Dolly Parton - background vocals on 2-1; vocals on 2-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-17
  • Linda Ronstadt - background vocals on 2-1; harmony vocals on 3-2, 3-10; vocals on 2-3, 3-4, 3-5, 4-17
  • Carl Jackson - acoustic guitar on 2-2, 4-17; vocals on 2-4; baritone vocals on 2-5; lead acoustic guitar on 2-5, 4-2, 4-3, 4-13; harmony vocals on 4-2; duet vocal on 4-3, 4-13
  • Steve Turner - drums on 2-2, 4-3; percussion on 2-2
  • Mark O'Connor - fiddle on 2-2, 3-11, 3-15; viola on 2-3, 3-5; acoustic lead guitar on 3-5; mandola on 3-6
  • Mary Ann Kennedy - harmony vocals on 2-2; vocal on 4-5; mandolin on 4-5
  • Pam Rose - harmony vocals on 2-2; vocal on 4-5; acoustic guitar on 4-5
  • Vince Gill - vocals on 2-4; tenor vocals on 2-5; mandolin on 2-5
  • Richard Bennett - 6-string bass on 2-6; acoustic guitar on 2-7, 4-10, 4-12; mandocello on 2-10; electric guitar on 4-4, 4-11; guitars on 4-16
  • Carl Marsh - synthesizer on 2-6
  • David Pomeroy - bass on 2-6, 4-5, 4-15
  • Billy Thomas - percussion on 2-6
  • Chris Leuzinger - acoustic guitar on 2-7; electric guitar on 4-10; acoustic slide guitar on 4-11
  • Bob Wray - bass on 2-7; 4-10
  • Milton Sledge - drums on 2-7, 4-10; percussion on 2-7
  • Kenny Malone - field drum on 2-7; drums on 3-7; percussion on 3-7
  • Bobby Wood - keyboards on 2-7
  • Liam O'Flynn - uilleann pipes & whistle on 2-7, 3-11
  • Davy Spillane - uilleann pipes & whistle on 2-7, 3-11
  • Mary Black - harmony vocals on 2-7; vocals on 3-11
  • Iris Dement - harmony vocals on 2-7; vocals on 4-15
  • Delores Keane - harmony vocals on 2-7; vocals on 3-11
  • Jon Randall Stewart - harmony vocals on 2-8, 2-9, 4-10, 4-11; mandolin on 2-9; acoustic guitar on 4-12
  • Sam Bush - mandolin on 2-8, 4-3, 4-2, 4-10, 4-11, 4-12, 4-13, 4-15; harmony vocals on 2-8, 2-9; fiddle on 2-9, 4-3, 4-13
  • Roy Husky, Jr. - upright bass on 2-8, 2-9, 3-6; bass on 3-11, 4-3, 4-12; acoustic bass on 4-17
  • Larry Atamanuik - drums on 2-8, 2-9, 4-12; harmony vocals on 2-8
  • Cathy Chiavola - harmony vocals on 2-10
  • David Hoffner - keyboards on 2-10; Wurlitzer electric piano on 4-12
  • Joe Loesch - special effects on 2-10
  • Daniel Lanois - mandolin on 2-11, 2-12; electric guitar on 2-11, 2-12; bass on 2-11; duet vocal on 2-11; acoustic guitar on 2-12; electric orchestra on 2-17; backing vocals on 2-17; guitar on 3-12; basspedals on 3-12
  • Daryl Johnson - high harmony vocal on 2-11; tom tom on 2-11; vocals on 2-13; djembe on 2-13; bass guitar on 2-13, 2-15, 2-19, 4-1; bass pedals on 2-13; percussion on 2-13, 2-15, 4-1; harmony vocals on 2-15; organ on 3-12
  • Brian Blade - drums on 2-11
  • Steve Earle - finger picking acoustic guitar on 2-12; vocal on 3-9; guitar on 3-9; bass on 3-9; mandolin on 3-9; banjo on 3-9; harmonica on 3-9; harmonium on 3-9; Mini-Moog on 3-9; organ on 3-9
  • Malcolm Burn - piano on 2-12, 2-15, 2-16; synth bass on 2-15; electric guitar on 2-15, 2-16; bass on 2-16; percussion on 2-16; drums on 2-16; Hammond B-2 organ on 2-17, 2-19; backing vocals on 2-17; Fender Rhodes on 2-19
  • Tony Hall - shaker on 2-12; bass on 2-12, 2-17, 2-19
  • Larry Mullen, Jr. - hand drum on 2-12; drum kit on 2-12
  • Julie Miller - harmony vocals on 2-13; backing vocals on 2-19
  • Brady Blade - vocals on 2-13; drums on 2-13, 2-19; percussion on 2-13, 2-17
  • Buddy Miller - vocals on 2-13; lead electric guitar on 2-13; 12-string guitar on 2-13; mando guitar on 2-13; acoustic guitar on 2-19; electric guitar on 2-19, 4-1
  • Ethan Johns - elbow on 2-15, 2-16; acoustic guitar on 2-16; drums on 2-19; Spanish guitar on 3-2; marksaphone on 3-2; percussion on 3-19; baritone guitar on 3-19; guitar on 4-14
  • Kate McGarrigle - piano on 2-16; harmony vocals on 2-16, 2-18, 3-10; acoustic guitar on 2-18; banjo on 2-18, 3-10; backing vocals on 2-19, 3-2; vocal on 3-8
  • Kevin Salem - electric guitar on 2-17
  • Jane Siberry - backing vocals on 2-17
  • Anna McGarrigle - keyboards on 2-18; accordion on 2-18, 3-10; harmony vocals on 2-18, 3-10; backing vocals on 3-2; vocal on 3-8
  • Greg Leisz - acoustic guitar on 3-2; pedal steel on 3-18
  • Wix - accordion on 3-2
  • Dave Lewis - drums on 3-3
  • David Campbell - string arrangements on 3-4
  • Mark Casstevens - acoustic guitar on 3-4
  • David Grisman - mandolin on 3-4, 4-17
  • Alison Krauss - viola on 3-4, fiddle on 4-17
  • Edgar Meyer - bowed bass on 3-4
  • David Lindley - autoharp on 3-5
  • Kenny Edwards - Ferrington acoustic bass on 3-5
  • Jimmy Ibbotson - harmony vocals on 3-6
  • Jeff Hanna - guitar on 3-6; harmony vocals on 3-6
  • Bob Carpenter - accordion on 3-6; harmony vocals on 3-6
  • Randy Scruggs - guitar on 3-6; acoustic guitar on 4-15; autoharp on 4-15; 5-string dobro on 4-15
  • Jimmy Fadden - drums on 3-6
  • Guy Clark - vocals on 3-7; guitar on 3-7
  • Verlon Thompson - guitar on 3-7
  • Marty Stuart - mandolin on 3-7
  • Travis Clark - bass on 3-7
  • Michele Pepin - vocal on 3-8; bass on 3-8, 3-10; electric guitar on 3-10; dobro on 3-10
  • Eric "Roscoe" Ambel - guitar on 3-9; vocals on 3-9
  • Kelley Looney - bass on 3-9
  • Will Rigby - drums on 3-9; percussion on 3-9
  • Ken Coomer - drums on 3-9
  • Patrick Earle - percussion on 3-9
  • John McColgan - drums on 3-10; percussion on 3-10
  • Sylvain Clavet - percussion on 3-10
  • Pat Crowley - accordion on 3-11
  • Aaron Embry - piano on 3-12
  • Victor Indrizzo - drums on 3-12
  • David Rawlings - acoustic guitar on 3-13; harmony vocals on 3-13
  • Gillian Welch - bass on 3-13; harmony vocals on 3-13
  • Joey Miskulin - accordion on 3-13
  • Patty Mitchell - harmony vocal on 3-16
  • Kenny Vaughn - electric guitar on 3-16
  • Pat Bergeson - tremolo guitar on 3-16; harmonica on 3-16
  • Scott Neubert - acoustic guitar on 3-16
  • Johnny Cox - pedal steel on 3-16
  • Chris Nole - piano on 3-16
  • Rob Price - bass on 3-16
  • Bob Mummert - drums on 3-16
  • Paul Kennerley - synthesizer on 3-17; electric guitar on 3-17; backing vocals on 4-6
  • Sheryl Crow - vocals on 3-18; acoustic guitar on 3-18
  • Jeff Trott - electric guitar on 3-18
  • Tim Smith - bass on 3-18; baritone guitar on 3-18
  • Greg Williams - drums on 3-18
  • Chrissie Hynde - vocals on 3-19
  • Adam Seymour - guitar on 3-19
  • Andy Hobson - bass on 3-19
  • Martin Chambers - drums on 3-19
  • Benmont Tench - organ on 3-19
  • Beck Hansen - vocal on 3-20; acoustic guitar on 3-20
  • Smokey Hormel - guitar on 3-20
  • Jay Dee Maness - pedal steel on 3-20
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen - bass on 3-20
  • Joey Waronker - drums on 3-20
  • Gabe Witcher - fiddle on 3-20
  • Jonathan Edwards - guitar on 3-21; vocal on 3-21
  • John Duffey - mandolin on 3-21
  • Peter Bonta - piano on 3-21
  • Lou Reid - electric bass on 3-21; vocal on 3-21
  • Robbie Magruder - drums on 3-21
  • Patty Griffin - vocals on 4-1; harmony vocals on 4-14
  • Martie Maguire - mandolin on 4-1
  • Emily Robison - Weissenborn on 4-1
  • Glenn Worf - bass on 4-2, 4-4, 4-11, 4-13, 4-16
  • Paul McInerney - drums on 4-2, 4-13
  • Mark Knopfler - electric guitar on 4-4; vocals on 4-16; guitars on 4-16
  • Guy Fletcher - acoustic guitar on 4-4; keyboards on 4-16
  • Mike Henderson - mandolin on 4-4
  • Geraint Watkins - Hammond B-3 organ on 4-4
  • Chad Cromwell - drums on 4-4, 4-16
  • Levon Helm - harmony vocals on 4-6, 4-7; backing vocals on 4-6; drums on 4-7
  • Tim Gorman - backing vocals on 4-6; piano on 4-7
  • Jody Payne - backing vocals on 4-6
  • Donivan Cowart - backing vocals on 4-6
  • George Jones - vocal on 4-9
  • John Jarvis - piano on 4-10; Wurlitzer electric piano on 4-11
  • Harry Stinson - drums on 4-11, 4-15
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter - harmony vocals on 4-14
  • Dan Dugmore - acoustic guitar on 4-16
  • Jim Cox - keyboards on 4-16
  • Danny Cummings - drums on 4-16
  • Glen Duncan - fiddle on 4-16; mandolin on 4-16
  • Jim Keltner - drums on 4-17

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Paste Magazine review Archived 2007-10-11 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ The Austin Chronicle review
  4. ^ Product Page at rhino.com;retrieved on 2007-09-18
  5. ^ Emmylou Harris: Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems booklet and liner notes.
  6. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Pieces of the Sky booklet and liner notes.
  7. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Elite Hotel booklet and liner notes.
  8. ^ Emmylou Harris: Luxury Liner booklet and liner notes.
  9. ^ a b c Emmylou Harris: Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town booklet and liner notes.
  10. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Blue Kentucky Girl booklet and liner notes.
  11. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Roses in the Snow booklet and liner notes.
  12. ^ Emmylou Harris: White Shoes booklet and liner notes.
  13. ^ Emmylou Harris: The Ballad of Sally Rose booklet and liner notes.
  14. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Angel Band booklet and liner notes.
  15. ^ Emmylou Harris: Bluebird booklet and liner notes.
  16. ^ Emmylou Harris: Brand New Dance booklet and liner notes.
  17. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: At the Ryman booklet and liner notes.
  18. ^ Emmylou Harris: Cowgirl's Prayer booklet and liner notes.
  19. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Wrecking Ball booklet and liner notes.
  20. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Spyboy booklet and liner notes.
  21. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl booklet and liner notes.
  22. ^ a b Emmylou Harris: Stumble into Grace booklet and liner notes.
  23. ^ Emmylou Harris: Light of the Stable booklet and liner notes.