EMMYLOU HARRIS’ WRECKING BALL REISSUE OUT NOW ON NONESUCH RECORDS
THREE-DISC SET FEATURES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, BEHIND-THE-SCENES DVD
“A beautiful, eerie album that could be described as alternative country…A sense of the mysterious tinged with anxiety permeates the album.” —The New York Times
“A deeply addictive record that sounds like a window on Harris’s soul.” —MOJO
A new reissue of Emmylou Harris’ groundbreaking album, Wrecking Ball, is available now on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Daniel Lanois (U2), Wrecking Ball won the 1996 Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Folk Album” and was heralded by critics worldwide. The new three-disc set features the remastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unrelased material and a documentary DVD, “Building the Wrecking Ball,” which includes footage of Harris and Lanois as well as special guests the McGarrigles, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Brian Blade, and others.
Originally released in 1995 to widespread critical praise, Uncut called the album, “the most daring, inventive album of Harris’s carrer,” while Rolling Stone asserted, “…the album features unvarnished, otherworldly renditions of songs written by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, and other lesser-known artists” and the Los Angeles Times declared, “The pace is deliberate, unhurried, meditiative, the atmostphere rich, dark and ghostly.”
The reissue follows a wildly successful past year for Harris, whose new collaborative album with longtime friend Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon, recently won “Best Americana Album” at the 56th annual Grammy Awards. Harris and Crowell were also honored with two awards at the 2013 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show—“Album of the Year” and “Duo/Group of the Year.” A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.
For more information, please contact Mary Moyer, Asha Goodman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.