Luxury Liner; Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town; Blue Kentucky Girl (2004) 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… 2004-02-24 Emmylou Harris Reissues
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Luxury Liner; Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town; Blue Kentucky Girl (2004)

Details Release Date: Feb 24, 2004; Lead Performance: Emmylou Harris; Genre: Reissues

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 Feb 27, 2004 Published in issue #753 Feb 27, 2004 Order article reprints