Music Review: 'Red Dirt Girl' (2014) How does the incomparable song interpreter Emmylou Harris follow up Wrecking Ball — one of the best albums of the '90s — without re-creating it?… Emmylou Harris Country
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Music Review: 'Red Dirt Girl' (2014)

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Details Lead Performance: Emmylou Harris; Genre: Country

How does the incomparable song interpreter Emmylou Harris follow up Wrecking Ball — one of the best albums of the '90s — without re-creating it? Write nearly all the songs, and bring on Ball mixer Malcolm Burn as producer, for a transcendent and seductively personal sound. Full of love in all its aching permutations — unrealized, abandoned, unspoken — Red Dirt Girl shimmers with poetic imagery and soul. A

Originally posted Sep 15, 2000 Published in issue #559 Sep 15, 2000 Order article reprints