Old Yellow Moon is a Grammy Award-winning collaborative album by American country music singer-songerwriters Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, released on February 26, 2013 in the United States by Nonesuch Records. It is the twenty-seventh and tenth studio albums for both Harris and Crowell, respectively, as well as Harris's fifth album for Nonesuch Records.
Old Yellow Moon is the latest of many collaborative projects of Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and the first that ultimately resulted in an entire album. As both artists have stated multiple times, the duet album was being planned for a long time. In the liner notes of Harris' 2007 Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems box set she writes that "we've been talking for 34 years about doing a duet record, and I swear we're going to do it."
Having met nearly 40 years before the release of this album, in 1974, the two started working together almost instantly, by recording the Crowell-penned "Bluebird Wine". The song became the opening number for Harris's 1975 Pieces of the Sky album and has been re-recorded for Old Yellow Moon with slightly altered lyrics and, for a change, Rodney Crowell singing lead.
During 1975, Crowell became part of Harris' backing band "The Hot Band". As such he toured with her and is featured as musician on most of her 1970s and 1980s albums. In addition, Emmylou Harris has recorded roughly 20 Crowell-composed songs over the years, such as "I Ain't Living Long Like This", "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" and "Till I Gain Control Again". Emmylou returned the favor and can be heard prominently as backing vocalist and musician on Crowell's debut LP Ain't Living Long Like This, released in 1978.
|1.||"Hanging Up My Heart"||Hank DeVito||2:52|
|2.||"Invitation to the Blues"||Roger Miller||3:38|
|3.||"Spanish Dancer"||Patti Scialfa||3:44|
|4.||"Open Season on My Heart"||Rodney Crowell, James T. Slater||3:41|
|5.||"Chase the Feeling"||Kris Kristofferson||3:31|
|6.||"Black Caffeine"||Donivan Cowart, DeVito||3:23|
|7.||"Dreaming My Dreams"||Allen Reynolds||3:18|
|9.||"Back When We Were Beautiful"||Matraca Berg||3:40|
|10.||"Here We Are"||Crowell||3:15|
|12.||"Old Yellow Moon"||DeVito, Lynn Langham||3:37|
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