Luxury Liner (album)

Luxury Liner is an album by country music artist Emmylou Harris, released in 1976. The album was Harris' second successive #1 country album on the Billboard Music Charts, although, unlike the preceding Elite Hotel, there were no #1 hits from this album. The highest charting singles were the #6 Chuck Berry cover "(You Never Can Tell) C'est la Vie" and the #8 "Making Believe" (originally a hit for Kitty Wells). However, the album may be better known for including the first cover version of Townes Van Zandt's 1972 song "Pancho and Lefty", which subsequently became Van Zandt's best-known composition.

Luxury Liner
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Studio album by Emmylou Harris
Released 28 December 1976[1]
Studio Enactron Truck, Los Angeles, California
Genre Country
Length 38:56
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Brian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Elite Hotel
(1975)
Luxury Liner
(1976)
Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]
The Guardian3/5 stars[3]
Robert ChristgauB[4]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Luxury Liner"Gram Parsons3:41
2."Pancho and Lefty"Townes Van Zandt4:50
3."Making Believe"Jimmy Work3:37
4."You're Supposed to Be Feeling Good"Rodney Crowell4:01
5."I'll Be Your San Antone Rose"Susanna Clark3:43
6."(You Never Can Tell) C'est la Vie"Chuck Berry3:27
7."When I Stop Dreaming"Ira Louvin, Charlie Louvin3:15
8."Hello Stranger" (with Nicolette Larson)A.P. Carter3:59
9."She"Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge3:15
10."Tulsa Queen"Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell4:47
11."Me and Willie" (bonus track for 2004 CD re-issue)Laurie Hyde-Smith5:16
12."Night Flyer" (duet with Delia Bell) (bonus track for 2004 CD re-issue)Johnny Mullins3:33

Personnel

Technical personnel

  • Brian Ahern - Producer, Engineer
  • Donivan Cowart - Engineer
  • Bradley Hartman - Engineer
  • Stuart Taylor - Engineer
  • Miles Wilkinson - Engineer

Chart performance

Chart (1977) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 21
Canadian RPM Top Albums 40

References

  1. ^ 2004 Warner Bros reissue - 'originally issued as Warner Bros #BS-2998/#BSK-3115(12/28/76'
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. Luxury Liner at AllMusic
  3. ^ Sweeting, Adam (9 April 2004). "Emmylou Harris, Luxury Liner". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Luxury Liner [Reprise, 1976]". Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  • Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner liner notes

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