Spyboy (album)

Spyboy is a 1998 live album by Emmylou Harris and her backing band, Spyboy, which she formed for a tour to perform songs from her 1995 career-redefining album, Wrecking Ball. Taking a stripped-down approach, Harris is backed by a trio comprising country singer-songwriter Buddy Miller on guitar and New Orleans musicians Daryl Johnson on bass and Brady Blade on drums. Along with songs from Wrecking Ball, such as "Where Will I Be" and "Deeper Well", Harris performs other songs from earlier in her career, such as "Born to Run" from Cimarron, "Love Hurts", which she first performed with Gram Parsons, "I Ain't Living Long Like This" from Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town and her ode to Parsons, "Boulder to Birmingham", from her 1975 debut album, Pieces of the Sky. The album is currently out of print.

Spyboy
Live album by Emmylou Harris
Released August 11, 1998
Genre Country, rock
Length 61:55
Label Eminent
Producer Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris chronology
Wrecking Ball
(1995)
Spyboy
(1998)
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(dud)[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA− [3]

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."My Songbird"Jesse Winchester3:30
2."Where Will I Be"Daniel Lanois4:21
3."I Ain't Living Long Like This"Rodney Crowell4:20
4."Love Hurts"Boudleaux Bryant2:55
5."Green Pastures"Traditional3:05
6."Deeper Well"Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, David Olney7:16
7."Prayer in Open D"Emmylou Harris4:01
8."Calling My Children Home"Doyle Lawson, Charles Waller, Robert Yates3:02
9."Tulsa Queen"Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris4:30
10."Wheels"Chris Hillman, Gram Parsons3:04
11."Born to Run"Paul Kennerley4:44
12."Boulder to Birmingham"Bill Danoff, Emmylou Harris3:21
13."All My Tears (Be Washed Away)"Julie Miller5:06
14."The Maker"Daniel Lanois8:40

Personnel

Spyboy

Additional personnel

  • Julie Miller - backing vocals on "All My Tears (Be Washed Away)"

Chart performance

Chart (1998) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 27
U.S. Billboard 200 180

References

  1. ^ Pendragon, Jana. Spyboy at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: CG: Emmylou Harris". Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Entertainment Weekly review

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