- Summary: Similar in sound to 1995's adventurous 'Wrecking Ball,' this album of original Harris tunes features guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews and Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson), among others.
- Record Label: Nonesuch
- Genre(s): Rock, Country
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Though the album follows the path cleared by Wrecking Ball, Harris takes more confident strides... Unfortunately, a little knowledge of the recording studio can be a dangerous thing, and Red Dirt Girl occasionally crosses the line from mellow into mannered.
Alternately sparse and lush, Red Dirt Girl can be seen as a companion piece to 1995's Wrecking Ball... The diverse production only adds to Harris' earthy songwriting, adding interest to what could otherwise be lulls during the more subdued songs, and really showcases the understated lyrics that the singer has slowly become recognized for.
SpinMud-footed trip-hop production... [Nov. 2000, p.208]
MatthewC.Aug 18, 2001One of the most extraordinary albums I've ever heard. Superior to any Nashville product. Emmylou Harris is the most valuable artist in One of the most extraordinary albums I've ever heard. Superior to any Nashville product. Emmylou Harris is the most valuable artist in music today!… Expand
JimC.Jul 24, 2001This is classic Emmy Lou!
JPoseyAug 11, 2001Almost perfect. Emmylou is the world's greatest songwriter.
DavidSOct 10, 2001I've never been a country fan, but I bought this on a whim (something whispered to me in the record shop) having never heard any EmmyLou I've never been a country fan, but I bought this on a whim (something whispered to me in the record shop) having never heard any EmmyLou before: since then I've been completely transfixed by the tracks on this album. At times the music rocks, but nevertheless always seems to be sad, slow, and dreamy: she slides from verse to verse and with each breath brings me closer to crying. I *hate* listening to this album when I'm sad, but do so anyway: each time it's like a decent into a wonderful, dark, warm, mossy depression. Buy it! … Expand
AldenT.Nov 2, 2001EH at her very best. The songs are personal and focused. As a "farm boy" who is now a "city slicker" I find in it music that really speaks to me
raVenApr 17, 2004Good album. Worth buying for the title song alone, but others like "My Antonia" w/Matthews will keep it spinning in your player.
MungJun 17, 2002synthesized crap from an artist that should know better.
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