Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions songs Product Information
Perhaps inspired by the triumphs of TRIO and TRIO II, which they recorded with Dolly Parton, Linda Rondstadt and Emmylou Harris went into a makeshift studio to record an album as a duo. The results are superb. Rondstadt leaves her slick Hollywood pop sound behind and delivers some of her most unadorned and heartfelt singing since the early '70s. Harris is Harris: her voice is as delicate as a butterfly and as strong as steel. The songs on WESTERN WALL are varied, each vividly telling a story. "1917" is a chilling chronicle of an affair cast amid the brutality of WW I. "Sweet Spot" is an eerie declaration of devotion, with a spare, Laurie Anderson-like use of electronics, written by Harris and Luscious Jackson's Jill Cunniff. Rondstadt shines on a straightforward, proud version of Jackson Browne's "For a Dancer." Other song choices include Bruce Springsteen's "Across the Border" and Leonard Cohen's "Sisters of Mercy." Excellent. Recorded at the Arizona Inn, Tucson, Arizona. WESTERN WALL: THE TUCSON SESSIONS was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Personnel: Linda Ronstadt (vocals, background vocals); Emmylou Harris (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Ethan Johns (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, Spanish guitar, dulcimer, mandocello, synthesizer, bass synthesizer, drums, percussion); Bernie Leadon (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, guitarron, mandocello, mandolin, bass synthesizer, bass guitar, 6-string bass); Greg Leisz (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandocello, mandola, mandolin, bass guitar, background vocals); Andy Fairweather Low (electric guitar, bass guitar, background vocals); Paul Kennerley (electric guitar, background vocals); Samantha Rowe (cello); Neil Young (harmonica, background vocals); Wix (accordion); Michel Pepin (bass guitar, cymbals); Helen Watson, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle (background vocals). Recording information: Aizona Inn, Tucson, AZ; Arizona Inn, Tucson, AZ; Jim Brady's Studio, Tucson, AZ; Skyline; Studio Frisson, Montreal, Canad. Photographer: Caroline Greyshock. Personnel includes: Emmylou Harris (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar); Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Ethan Johns (acoustic, electric, slide, Spanish & baritone guitar, dulcimer, mandocello, synthesizer, bass, drums, percussion, marksaphone, optigon); Bernie Leadon (acoustic, electric & 12-string guitars, gutarron, mandocello, mandolin, synthesizer, 6-string bass, background vocals); Greg Leisz (acoustic, electric & pedal steel guitars, mandocello, mandolin, bass, background vocals); Andy Fairweather Low (electric guitar, bass, background vocals); Paul Kennerley (electric guitar, background vocals); Neil Young (harmonica, background vocals); Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle (background vocals). Entertainment Weekly (9/3/99, p. 70) - "... These two paragons of country-pop could be coasting, but fortunately for us, they're still listening. Wall offers... moments of pure grace... " - Rating: A-
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions album for sale Product Description
Q (1/00, p. 85) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."
Q (11/99, p. 131) - 4 stars out of 5 - "... this is no run-of-the-mill country affair.... the results are uniformly excellent. Indulge."
Mojo (Publisher) (11/99, p. 114) - "... Harris and Ronstadt's voices of experience convey through steady grace what old bluesmen do through weather and whiskey.... they match sparse, intense sounds to carefully chosen storytelling songsa nd devout performace. Bread and fishes, basically."
Emmylou Harris / Linda Ronstadt - Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions Album Track Listing
|1||Loving the Highway Man |
|2||Raise the Dead |
|3||For A Dancer|
|6||He Was Mine |
|7||Sweet Spot |
|8||Sisters Of Mercy |
|9||Falling Down |
|11||This Is to Mother You |
|12||All I Left Behind |
|13||Across the Border |
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions buy CD music Customer Reviews
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||Linda and Emmylou SHIMMER|
What a wonderful record by two music legends. DO NOT miss out on this one.
By a reviewer (Los Angeles, CA)
Two of the best voices in Country music seem to have been wasted in this messy mish-mash.
By karma00 (Canberra, Australia)
These two shine! It's obvious they have found their niche with each other having collaborated over the span of decades together, the relative ease in which they harmonize and play off each other is evident and it's sweet as pure cane molasses.
By m_elusboy (Roanoke, VA)
||One of the best albums ever made|
This is really great music! It is in the top 10 of best albums i've ever heard
By hkneppers (Delft, The Netherlands)
as a fan of both ladies it bought this CD for sure - i was surprived from this great music both ladies present here.
By wo.vo (Germany)
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Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1096262|
|Release Date||Aug 24, 1999|
|Engineer||George Massenburg; Glyn Johns; John Nowland; Michel Pepin|
|Recording Time||52 minutes|
|Personnel||Emmylou Harris - vocals, acoustic & electric guitar|
Linda Ronstadt - vocals
Greg Leisz - acoustic, electric & pedal steel guitars, mandocello, mandolin, bass, background vocals
Ethan Johns - acoustic, electric, slide, Spanish & baritone guitar, dulcimer, mandocello, synthesizer, bass, drums, percussion, marksaphone, optigon
Anna McGarrigle - background vocals
Michel Pepin - bass guitar, cymbals
Wix - accordion
Paul Kennerley - electric guitar, background vocals
Samantha Rowe - cello
Also: Neil Young, Bernie Leadon, Andy Fairweather-Low
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