Angel Band (album)

Angel Band is an acoustic collection of gospel songs by Emmylou Harris, released on July 7, 1987. The album was recorded live "off the floor" featuring a band composed of Vince Gill (mandolin, vocals), Carl Jackson (guitar, vocals) and Emory Gordy Jr. (bass, vocals). Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Mark O'Connor (fiddle) were overdubbed on some tracks.

Angel Band
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released July 7, 1987
Recorded 1987
Genre Country, gospel
Length 36:49
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Emory Gordy, Jr., Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris chronology
Angel Band
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Chicago Tribunefavorable [2]
Los Angeles Timesfavorable [3]
Orlando Sentinel5/5 stars [4]

Track listing

1."Where Could I Go But to the Lord"J.B. Coats3:31
2."Angel Band"Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris3:03
3."If I Be Lifted Up"Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris2:44
4."Precious Memories"Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris4:30
5."Bright Morning Stars"Public Domain; arr. Emmylou Harris2:33
6."When He Calls"Paul Kennerley2:42
7."We Shall Rise"Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris2:12
8."Drifting Too Far"Traditional; arr. Emmylou Harris4:47
9."Who Will Sing for Me?"Ralph Stanley, Carter Stanley2:32
10."Someday My Ship Will Sail"Allen Reynolds2:26
11."The Other Side of Life"Alan O'Bryant2:36
12."When They Ring Those Golden Bells"Traditional; arr. Emory Gordy, Jr. and Patty Loveless3:13


Additional musicians


  • Milan Bogdan – digital editing
  • Jim Cotton – engineer
  • Alton Dellinger – technical consultant
  • Paul Goldberg – engineer
  • Patty Loveless – arranger
  • McGuire – photography
  • Glenn Meadows – mastering
  • Jessie Noble – coordination
  • Keith Odle – mixing assistant
  • Thomas Ryan – design
  • Joe Scaife – engineer
  • Steve Tillisch – mixing
  • David Wariner – lettering

Chart performance

Chart (1987) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 23
U.S. Billboard 200 166


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Angel Band at AllMusic
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Los Angeles Times review
  4. ^ Orlando Sentinel review

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