Pieces of the Sky is the second studio album by American country music artist Emmylou Harris, released in February 1975 through Reprise. Although she had released the obscure folk-styled Gliding Bird five years earlier, Pieces of the Sky became the album that launched Harris's career and is widely considered to be her début. In those intervening years she forged a musical relationship with Gram Parsons that altered the musical direction of her career.
The first five albums Emmylou Harris made for Warner Bros launched the former high-school beauty queen as a figurehead of a new kind of country music, mixing an informed traditionalism with a free-ranging imaginative scope. Her deceased mentor, Gram Parsons, would surely have been proud
Backing Vocals – Emmylou Harris (tracks: A3, A4, B3), Fayssoux Starling (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4), Herb Pedersen (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B4, B5). Bass – Ray Pohlman (tracks: A1 to A4, B3). Drums – Ron Tutt (tracks: A1 to A4, B2 to B4). Engineer – Chris Skene, Fran Tate, Paul Skene, Stuart Taylor (2). Guitar – James Burton (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2). Guitar – Ben Keith (tracks: A2, A4, B2, B3). Mastered By – ALLEN.
Harris' momentous 1975 major-label solo debut PIECES OF THE SKY features previously unreleased versions of "Hank And Lefty" and "California Cottonfields. Guest players and voices include Linda Ronstadt and Ricky Skaggs. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample). You can get some of the tracks here on other Emmylou CDs, but not all of them. So, if you're an Emmylou fan, it belongs in your collection. Pieces of the Sky" was the debut album for Emmylou Harris-check it out to hear how this wonderful artist began her long and incredible recording career.
Arguably Emmylou Harris' best album featuring some fantastic songs. Pieces of the sky, is a country masterpiece. Boulder to Birmingham, is probably Emmylou's greatest original song, a lovely number. Elsewhere, there's if I could only win your love, too far gone, and an achingly beautiful version of The Beatles, for no one. An excellent country record, and my favourite Emmylou Harris album.
Pieces of the Sky. (CD - Reprise. Emmylou Harris' major-label solo debut quickly establishes the pattern that the vast majority of her subsequent work would follow: Pieces of the Sky is bravely eclectic, impeccably performed, and achingly beautiful. Emmylou Harris. Pieces of the Sky Tracklist. 1. Bluebird Wine Lyrics. 11. Hank and Lefty Lyrics. About Pieces of the Sky. Pieces of the Sky Q&A.
|A2||Too Far Gone|
|A3||If I Could Only Win Your Love|
|A4||Boulder to Birmingham|
|B1||Bottle Let Me Down|
|B3||Coat Of Many Colors|
|B4||For No One|
|B5||Queen of the Silver Dollar|
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- Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Notes℗ © 1975
1 TT 18:19 / 2 TT 19:27
Spine - REP M5 2284 / shell - M5 2284
|MS 2213||Emmylou Harris||Pieces Of The Sky (LP, Album, San)||Reprise Records||MS 2213||US||1975|
|8122-78108-2||Emmylou Harris||Pieces Of The Sky (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Rhino Records||8122-78108-2||Europe||2004|
|HRES 291-78||Emmylou Harris||Pieces Of The Sky (LP, Album)||Reprise Records||HRES 291-78||Spain||1976|
|MS 2213||Emmylou Harris||Pieces Of The Sky (LP, Album, Pit)||Reprise Records||MS 2213||US||1975|
|REP 54 037, MS 2213||Emmylou Harris||Pieces Of The Sky (LP, Album, RE)||Reprise Records, Reprise Records||REP 54 037, MS 2213||Germany||Unknown|