Emmylou Harris- The Ballad of Sally Rose

Emmylou Harris- The Ballad of Sally Rose

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Harris once called this concept album a country opera. Released in 1985, the song cycle is based loosely on her short time with influential singer-songwriter Gram Parsons, who died in 1973. Known more for singing songs written by others, this was Harris’ first self-composed album and it remains one of her favorites. Harris says the idea for the album had been brewing for years, but she needed time away from the road to write. Previously, Harris used the name Sally Rose as an alias on tour. So when she started writing songs about a singer whose lover and mentor – a hard-living, hard-drinking musician – is killed while on the road, the name Sally Rose was a natural fit. The Expanded Edition features a newly remastered version of the original album which includes the singles White Line and Rhythm Guitar with Waylon Jennings on lead guitar. In addition, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt sing harmony throughout the album. The Expanded Edition’s bonus disc introduces unreleased demo recordings for 10 tracks. Most feature Harris accompanying herself on acoustic guitar giving these versions a stripped-back intimacy.


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