Now Available: Emmylou Harris, Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Now Available: Emmylou Harris, Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems

It’s only been a few short weeks since we introduced Emmylou Harris’s 70’s Studio Album Collection and 80’s Studio Album Collection to our digital catalog, but now it’s time to bring something from Ms. Harris’s catalog to CD…or, more specifically, to bring it back to CD.

In 2007, we put out a pretty cool Emmylou Harris box set entitled Songbird: Rare Tracks & Forgotten Gems, one which featured 78 tracks, all hand-chosen by the singer-songwriter herself. At the time of its initial release, Emmylou said of its contents, "I've selected not greatest hits but personal favorites that – with a few exceptions – have never appeared on any other compilations, but were important gems in the string of pearls that each album strives to become.” In addition, the set also included a handful of contributions she’d made to different tribute albums, various and sundry live and demo tracks, and a few collaborations.

What kind of collaborations are we talking about? Oh, you know, no one of any real note: just folks like Gram Parsons, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, George Jones, Elvis Costello, Beck, Mark Knopfler, and the Pretenders. A bunch of nobodies, really. (Yeah, right.)

Anyway, as you probably noticed, we’ve been talking about it in the past tense, but no more: Songbird is back in stores and available for purchase by those of you who missed out on it the first time. If you’re not one of those folks, then you can pat yourself on the back for your foresight; otherwise, now’s your chance to add these rare tracks and forgotten gems to your collection.

And what are the rare tracks are forgotten gems? Glad you asked: we’ll wrap things by offering the full track listing to the set.

Disc 1:

1. Clocks - Alternate Version
2. The Angels Rejoiced Last Night - Gram Parsons
3. The Old Country Baptizing - Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels
4. Coat Of Many Colors
5. For No One
6. Ooh Las Vegas
7. Satan's Jewel Crown
8. Tulsa Queen
9. My Songbird
10. Green Rolling Hills
11. One Paper Kid - with Willie Nelson
12. Sorrow In The Wind
13. Rough And Rocky
14. Jordan - with Johnny Cash
15. Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
16. Ashes By Now - with Dr. John
17. How High The Moon
18. Spanish Johnny - with Waylon Jennings
19. The Last Cheaters Waltz
20. Racing In The Streets
21. Like An Old Fashioned Waltz

Disc 2:

1. The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - with Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Vince Gill & Gail Davies
2. When I Was Yours
3. My Father's House
4. Bright Morning Stars
5. When He Calls
6. Lonely Street
7. Brand New Dance
8. Get Up John
9. If I Could Be There
10. Ballad Of A Runaway Horse
11. Going Back To Harlan
12. Sweet Old World
13. All My Tears – Live
14. Prayer In Open D – Live
15. Bang The Drum Slowly
16. Boy From Tupelo
17. Lost Unto This World
18. Man Is An Island
19. Cup Of Kindness

Disc 3:

1. Falling In A Deep Hole
2. 1917 - Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris
3. Palms Of Victory - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
4. Softly And Tenderly - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
5. My Dear Companion - Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
6. Mary Danced With Soldiers - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
7. I Don't Love You Much Do I - Guy Clark
8. All I Left Behind
9. I Remember You - Steve Earle
10. Golden Ring - with Linda Ronstadt and Anna & Kate McGarrigle
11. Sonny - Emmylou Harris, Dolores Keane, Mary Black
12. In The Garden
13. Love Still Remains
14. Snake Song
15. Hobo's Lullaby
16. Wondering
17. Immigrant Eyes
18. Juanita - Sheryl Crow & Emmylou Harris
19. She - Pretenders & Emmylou Harris
20. Sin City - Beck & Emmylou Harris
21. Wheels - The Seldom Scene

Disc 3:

1. Beyond The Blue - Emmylou Harris & Patty Griffin
2. First In Line - Emmylou Harris & John Starling
3. Highway Of Heartache - Emmylou Harris & Carl Jackson
4. Alone And Forsaken - Emmylou Harris With Mark Knopfler & His Band
5. Child Of Mine
6. Heaven Ain't Ready For You Yet
7. Wish We Were Back In Missouri
8. Mama's Hungry Eyes
9. Here We Are - George Jones With Emmylou Harris
10. Waltz Across Texas Tonight
11. Snowin' On Raton
12. Gone
13. Don't Let Our Love Die
14. The Pearl – Live
15. Wildwood Flower - Randy Scruggs With Emmylou Harris & Iris DeMent
16. Love And Happiness - Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
17. When We're Gone, Long Gone - Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton