Emmylou Harris

Taft Theatre (Cincinnati, OH)

Mar 22, 1985

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  1. 1 Introduction 00:28
  2. 2 Movin' On 02:56
  3. 3 Grievous Angel 03:56
  4. 4 Blue Kentucky Girl 03:17
  5. 5 In My Dreams 03:50
  6. 6 Mr Sandman 02:45
  7. 7 Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn 03:47
  8. 8 We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning 03:33
  9. 9 Two More Bottles Of Wine 03:26
  10. 10 Restless 03:26
  11. 11 Racing In The Streets 05:42
  12. 12 Drivin' Wheel 03:11
  13. 13 Las Vegas 04:06
  14. 14 Ballad Of Sally Rose 03:05
  15. 15 Rhythm Guitar 03:45
  16. 16 I Think I Love Him 01:59
  17. 17 Heart To Heart 02:31
  18. 18 Woman Walk The Line 04:37
  19. 19 Bad News 02:47
  20. 20 Timberline 03:09
  21. 21 Long Tall Sally Rose 02:26
  22. 22 White Line 04:35
  23. 23 Interlude 01:13
  24. 24 Diamond In My Crown 03:13
  25. 25 KSOS 03:55
  26. 26 Sweet Chariot 03:55
  27. 27 Band Introduction 01:57
  28. 28 One Of These Days 03:02
  29. 29 Born To Run 03:47
  30. 30 Luxury Liner 04:41
  31. 31 Together Again 04:55
  32. 32 Save The Last Dance For Me 03:33
  33. 33 Hello Stranger 03:54
  34. 34 To Daddy 03:09
  35. 35 Movin' On Soundcheck 03:03
  36. 36 Six Days On The Road 01:49
  37. 37 Rebel Rouser 01:34
  38. 38 Silver Eagle Radio Promo 00:09
More Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris - vocals, guitar
Wayne Goodwin - keyboards, saxophone, fiddle
Don Johnson - keyboards
Barry Tashian - guitar, banjo
Michael Bowden - bass
Keith Knudson - drums
Mary Ann Kennedy - vocals
Pam Rose - vocals
Steve Fishell - dobro, pedal steel
Frank Reckard - mandolin, guitar

Emmylou Harris was celebrating ten years as a national touring act when this show was recorded in Cincinnati, OH in March of 1985. Though she originally came out of the Southern California country-rock movement that spawned The Eagles, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Linda Ronstadt and others, by this point Harris had pretty much developed a solid country music fan base.

The fact is made more than evident in the material included in this show, recorded for the Silver Eagle Cross Country radio concert series. Harris had just wrapped up a year as President of the Country Music Association, and she had just completed the semi-autobiographical LP, The Ballad of Sally Rosel.

Harris is an astonishing vocalist and her ability to take well known songs such as a Beatles or Motown classics and revamp them into what nearly become original compositions is proof that great artistry can transcend anything. Unlike her early mid-1970s concerts, where she often relied on the stellar musicianship of her backup band to carry a lot of the show, this time Harris is clearly in charge and confident in her own artistic ability.

Highlights include her take on the Parsons original, "Grievous Angel," "Blue Kentucky Girl," a peppy remake of the early 1950s pop song, "Mr Sandman" and several introspective ballads including "Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn" and "Drivin' Wheel." She closes the show with several popular covers, including her bluegrass take on The Coasters' "Save The Last Dance For Me," Dolly Parton's "To Daddy" and a rockin' remake of Dave Dudley's "Six Days On The Road." Also included is a sound-check jam of the classic Duane Eddy song, "Rebel Rouser".