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Emmylou Harris - The Ballad Of Sally Rose (2LP, Remastered)

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The Ballad of Sally Rose is an album by Emmylou Harris released in February 1985. It marked a significant departure for Harris for two reasons. First, all the songs were written by her and her then-husband Paul Kennerley, while her previous albums had consisted mostly of others' material. Secondly, it is a concept album, loosely based on Harris' relationship with Gram Parsons. The album tells the story of a character named Sally Rose, a singer whose lover and mentor, a hard-living, hard-drinking musician, is killed while on the road. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Gail Davies sing harmony on several of the songs. Many of the songs flow into one another to create a continuous momentum.

Prior to this album, only Harris' 1969 debut Gliding Bird had more than two of her own compositions, a feat she would not repeat until Red Dirt Girl in 2000. Harris has described the album as a "country opera".

Release info

Label: Warner Bros. Records R1 562019
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered
Country: US
Released: 2018
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country


A1 The Ballad Of Sally Rose
A2 Rhythm Guitar
A3 I Think I Love Him
A4 Heart To Heart
A5 Woman Walk The Line
A6 Bad News
A7 Timberline
B1 Long Tall Sally Rose
B2 White Line
B3 Diamond In My Crown
B4 The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
B5 K-S-O-S
B6 Sweet Chariot
C1 Timberline (Demo)
C2 The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (Demo)
C3 Sweet Chariot (Demo)
C4 The Ballad Of Sally Rose (Demo)
C5 Heart To Heart (Demo)
D1 Woman Walk The Line (Demo)
D2 White Line (Demo)
D3 Diamond In My Crown (Demo)
D4 Rhythm Guitar (Demo)
D5 Bad News (TV Mix)

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