Wednesday, April 30, 2008

City Songs: Amarillo

Emmylou Harris: Amarillo


The leadoff track from Emmylou Harris' second album--one of three tracks from this record that could've fit this week's theme. The others being "Sin City" and "Ooh Las Vegas"--but I figured Vegas gets enough love out in the world of mass culture, so let's give Amarillo a little love.


Brendan said...

dang i was gonna do Sin City. how are these emmylou records. i never thought about investigating her end. sounds a little like GP/Grievous cont'd.

Anonymous said...

This is the only Harris album I have, though I'm told that most of her early work is terrific. I most of Elite Hotel quite a bit - "Feelin' Single, Seein' Double" is big fun.

Anonymous said...

I have a funny view on Emmylou. I like her as a performer better than I like her albums. What I mean is that when I see her sing, I really enjoy her stage presence, personality, the quality of her voice, and all that she brings to the table. On top of that, her collaborations with other artists from Gram Parsons to whatever she's into at the moment, are always impressive.

All that being said, I don't think any one of her albums stands out as a true classic. I would not put her on the same plane as Loretta Lynn or Patsy Cline as a frontline country performer. Very good but not great, imho.

I still love her, though.