- 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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|Red Dirt Girl|
|Me and my best friend Lillian And her blue tick hound dog Gideon, Sittin on the front porch cooling in the shade Singin every song the radio...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
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]
Jan 24, 2021This album is 20 years old and I listened to it for the first time this week. I can't stop playing it. I must have played it start to finishThis album is 20 years old and I listened to it for the first time this week. I can't stop playing it. I must have played it start to finish 10 times this week. It is one of the best albums of any genres I have ever heard. If you haven't listened you are depriving yourself. Ms. Harris is a national treasure!… Expand
JPoseyAug 11, 2001Almost perfect. Emmylou is the world's greatest songwriter.
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
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
JimPJan 10, 2004Pretty good album. The *pre-quel* to STUMBLE INTO GRACE. Since RDG won the Grammy, I would expect SIG to effectively challenge too.
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
MungJun 17, 2002synthesized crap from an artist that should know better.
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