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.

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
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[2]
Entertainment Weekly A− [3]

Track listing

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



Additional personnel

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

Chart performance

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


  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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