What are the odds of this? A few days back I rediscovered Emmylou Harris’ 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which was produced by Daniel Lanois, and have been listening to it a lot. I posted a live version of one of the songs last week. Then today I read that the album is being reissued, in just a few days, and that Ms Harris is touring with Mr Lanois to promote it.
This is great stuff; this album bears Daniel Lanois’ trademark multitextured atmospheric complexity, while Emmylou’s vocals reach deep into the American Celtic soul.
There is not much on YouTube from the album, but digging around, I did find this: