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live in 1978

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Released: 20th Jan 2014


limited 2lp

Released: 30th Jun 2014


a compilation comprising 2 superb broadcasts made by Emmylou Harris during 1978.

The first is a major live appearance on the PBS Soundstage, broadcast by Chicago’s WXRT in October & featuring Emmylou regulars The Hot Band, bolstered here by Country vocal group, The Whites. The final 6 tracks are from a KFAT broadcast from Santa Cruz, California in June. This was an unusual performance as it featured a trio format consisting of Emmylou with bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Ricky Skaggs & upright bassist Roy Huskey Jr. Additionally there is a mouth-watering selection of rare cover versions, many unavailable in any studio-recorded incarnations by Emmylou. These include a brace by the Carter Family, traditional tunes & even the Sons Of The Pioneers’ ‘Tumbling Tumbleweeds’. An excellent version of Townes Van Zandt’s ‘If I Needed You’ eventually appeared on Emmylou’s 1981 album ‘Cimarron’.

live in 1978