All I Intended To Be 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… All I Intended To Be 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… 2008-06-10 Emmylou Harris Country
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All I Intended to Be (2008)

Emmylou Harris | GOOD AS 'GOLD' Emmylou Harris' first CD in five years, All I Intended to Be , includes ace songwriting, both her own and in well-chosen…
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GOOD AS 'GOLD' Emmylou Harris' first CD in five years, All I Intended to Be, includes ace songwriting, both her own and in well-chosen covers
EW's GRADE
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Details Release Date: Jun 10, 2008; Lead Performance: Emmylou Harris; Genre: Country

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

Originally posted Jun 06, 2008 Published in issue #997 Jun 13, 2008 Order article reprints
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