Luxury Liner (album)

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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
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
Luxury Liner
Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B[4]

Track listing

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


Technical personnel

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

Chart performance

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


  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
Preceded by
Waylon Live by Waylon Jennings
Top Country Albums number-one album
February 26-April 16, 1977
Succeeded by
Southern Nights by Glen Campbell

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