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A Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town In 1973, Harris lost her mentor and duet partner Gram Parsons, but she drew on his earthy country eclecticism and blossomed. On these early records --...A Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent TownReissues In 1973, Harris lost her mentor and duet partner Gram Parsons, but she drew on his earthy country eclecticism and blossomed. On these early records --...2004-02-27

A Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

Genre: Reissues; Lead Performer: Emmylou Harris; Producer (group): Reprise Records; Status: In Season

In 1973, Harris lost her mentor and duet partner Gram Parsons, but she drew on his earthy country eclecticism and blossomed. On these early records – remastered and boasting two unreleased tracks each – her famous, fragile alto imbues songs by the Beatles, Buck Owens, Chuck Berry, and others with timeless grace, while her own ”Boulder to Birmingham” on ”Sky” is a smoldering tribute to Parsons. ”Elite Hotel” and ”Quarter Moon” especially transcend distinctions between traditional and pop country music, emphasizing emotive integrity and fidelity to the songs.

Originally posted February 27 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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