Rocky Schenck
Clark Collis
June 06, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

All I Intended To Be

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Emmylou Harris
genre
Country

We gave it an A-

Emmylou Harris is best known for brilliantly reinterpreting other people’s material with her high, crystalline voice. Sure enough, All I Intended to Be, the country legend’s first album in five years features terrific, hushed versions of Patty Griffin’s ”Moon Song,” Tracy Chapman’s ”All That You Have Is Your Soul,” and Billy Joe Shaver’s ”Old Five and Dimers Like Me.” But Harris can also turn it on in the songwriting department, as she proves in ”Gold.” On this superb, epically desolate weeper, her vocals meld with the more twanging tones of guest Dolly Parton to 24-karat effect. A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: Hear a preview of ”Gold” at barnesandnoble.com

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