Review of Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball (Deluxe Edition) (Warner Music Canada)

Emmylou HarrisProduced by Daniel Lanois and featuring songs from Neil Young, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle and more, Emmylou Harris’ 1995 album Wrecking Ball is a modern-day masterpiece that extends far deeper than the roots of country music. This wonderful deluxe reissue features a documentary DVD on the making of the record along with a collection of previously unreleased songs. At times melancholic while haunting at others, it is atmospheric moments such as “Where Will I Be,” “Sweet Old World” and the title track that help make this one of Emmylou’s finest recorded efforts.