Album of the Day
“Something became fully formed at that point,” recalled Emmylou Harris of the personnel and performances on LUXURY LINER. “The instrumentation of the Hot Band reached a kind of peak.” You can't help but be impressed by the credits on the 1976 collection, which include guitarists James Burton, Albert Lee and Rodney Crowell, fiddler Ricky Skaggs and supporting vocalists Dolly Parton and Nicolette Larson. The talent in the studio was matched with first-class material ranging from country and rock chestnuts (“Hello Stranger,” “(You Never Can Tell) C'est la Vie”) to more contemporary compositions like former mentor Gram Parsons' title track and Townes Van Zandt's “Pancho and Lefty,” which remains a staple of Harris' concerts to this day. LUXURY LINER is the singer's best-selling solo record to date as well as a personal favorite, making it the perfect way to wish Emmylou Harris a happy birthday.