I'm listening to Emmylou's 'Wrecking ball' for the first time as I type this...

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  1. JohnnyGtar

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    Oh.my.god.

    Stunning, wonderful, and enveloping music.
     
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    One of the best records ever made.
     
  3. JohnnyGtar

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    I must agree with you!
     
  4. G Man

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    Daniel Lanois is a genius.

    Also, grab Willie's Teatro more of the same, but very good still.
     
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    I bought the CD many years ago. Every time I listen to it, it pulls me back in. Amazing textures laid down on this album. Hearing them do it live was an added treat.
     
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    Ha. Dumb me. I didn't realize it was a different song than a remake of the Miley Cyrus tune. Just listened to Emylou's "Wrecking ball" and its very good.

    As far as a remake of the other one...what I WAS going to point out is that this is an incredible cover of that tune:

     
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    When you get to "Waltz Across Texas" = Listen to that Kick Drum?????
     
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    This is a true statement. :cool:
     
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    And Emmylou's "Wrecking Ball" song was written by Neil Young (and I believe he sings on it as well.)

    This record is one of my absolute favorites. We were fortunate to see Emmylou perform when she toured this album - and Lanois was in the band! Fantastic show.
     
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    I really like the two records she made after Wrecking Ball, Red Dirt Girl and Stumble Into Grace as well. There's a depth and emotionality there that's really touching and the production brings it out superbly IMO. Was Daniel Lanois involved with the two later records as well?
     
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    Nope - Malcolm Burn, his engineer was.

    Sort of the same vibe, but different.
     
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    Lanois really pulled Emmylou out of her comfort zone on Wrecking Ball, and she proved just how versatile she is as a singer. Brilliant album.
     
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    On "Stumble Into Grace", the song "I Will Dream" gives me shivers it is so beautiful. I love playing along to it.

    Her latest collaboration with Rodney Crowell is an excellent album also. The first two cuts, "Hanging Up My Heart" and "Invitation to the Blues" are fabulous songs.
     
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    Yes,one of the best albums ever. I especially love her version of Steve Earl's "Goodbye".


    Ed
     
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    One of the best!
     
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  17. Average Joe

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    It's a great record.....that I can't listen to anymore. It was my gateway drug to all things Emmylou, and I loved it at the time. I was a big U2 fan at the time and the soundscapes of that album was just right for me at the time. But now that I've listened to his classic records and grown used to the sound of the Hot Band it sound awfully overproduced to my ears. I guess it's a combination of overexposure to that album and changing tastes on my part.

    Nothing wrong with that album
     
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    This is a truly gorgeous album.
     
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    I feel like on this album, her voice is treated almost like an instrument. Her singing is absolutely breathtaking.
     
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    I still remember being blown away by her performance on "Sessions at West 54th." Daniel Lanois was on that show, too. I got "Wrecking Ball" soon after and it is still one of my favorite albums. Great drumming by Brian Blade on the first track. I didn't realize until recently that Larry Mullen Jr. drummed on most of the album.
     

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