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Format: CD
Sku: 203167255
UPC: 081227474423
UPC 14: 00081227474423
Release Date: 9/18/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Clocks - (alternate take) ~ Emmylou Harris
2. Angels Rejoiced Last Night, The ~ Emmylou Harris
3. Old Country Baptizing, The ~ Emmylou Harris
4. Coat Of Many Colors ~ Emmylou Harris
5. For No One ~ Emmylou Harris
6. Ooh Las Vegas ~ Emmylou Harris
7. Satan's Jewel Crown ~ Emmylou Harris
8. Tulsa Queen ~ Emmylou Harris
9. My Songbird ~ Emmylou Harris
10. Green Rolling Hills ~ Emmylou Harris
11. One Paper Kid ~ Emmylou Harris
12. Sorrow In The Wind ~ Emmylou Harris
13. Rough And Rocky ~ Emmylou Harris
14. Jordan ~ Emmylou Harris
15. Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn ~ Emmylou Harris
16. Ashes by Now ~ Emmylou Harris
17. How High The Moon ~ Emmylou Harris
18. Spanish Johnny ~ Emmylou Harris
19. Last Cheaters Waltz, The ~ Emmylou Harris
20. Racing In The Streets ~ Emmylou Harris
21. Like An Old Fashioned Waltz ~ Emmylou Harris
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Sweetheart of the Rodeo, The ~ Emmylou Harris
2. When I Was Yours ~ Emmylou Harris
3. My Father's House ~ Emmylou Harris
4. Bright Morning Stars ~ Emmylou Harris
5. When He Calls ~ Emmylou Harris
6. Lonely Street ~ Emmylou Harris
7. Brand New Dance ~ Emmylou Harris
8. Get Up John ~ Emmylou Harris
9. If I Could Be There ~ Emmylou Harris
10. Ballad Of A Runaway Horse ~ Emmylou Harris
11. Going Back To Harlan ~ Emmylou Harris
12. Sweet Old World ~ Emmylou Harris
13. All My Tears ~ Emmylou Harris
14. Prayer In Open D - (live) ~ Emmylou Harris
15. Bang The Drum Slowly ~ Emmylou Harris
16. Boy From Tupelo ~ Emmylou Harris
17. Lost Unto This World ~ Emmylou Harris
18. Man Is An Island ~ Emmylou Harris
19. Cup Of Kindness ~ Emmylou Harris
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Falling In A Deep Hole - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
2. 1917 ~ Emmylou Harris
3. Palms of Victory - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
4. Softly and Tenderly - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
5. My Dear Companion ~ Emmylou Harris
6. Mary Danced With Soldiers ~ Emmylou Harris
7. I Don't Love You Much Do I ~ Emmylou Harris
8. All I Left Behind - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
9. I Remember You ~ Emmylou Harris
10. Golden Ring ~ Emmylou Harris
11. Sonny ~ Emmylou Harris
12. In the Garden - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
13. Love Still Remains ~ Emmylou Harris
14. Snake Song ~ Emmylou Harris
15. Hobo's Lullaby ~ Emmylou Harris
16. Wondering ~ Emmylou Harris
17. Immigrant Eyes - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
18. Juanita ~ Emmylou Harris
19. She ~ Emmylou Harris
20. Sin City ~ Emmylou Harris
21. Wheels ~ Emmylou Harris
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Beyond the Blue ~ Emmylou Harris
2. First in Line - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
3. Highway of Heartaches - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
4. Alone and Forsaken ~ Emmylou Harris
5. Child Of Mine ~ Emmylou Harris
6. Heaven Ain;t Ready For You Yet ~ Emmylou Harris
7. Wish We Were Back In Missouri ~ Emmylou Harris
8. Mama's Hungry Eyes ~ Emmylou Harris
9. Here We Are ~ Emmylou Harris
10. Waltz Across Texas Tonight - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
11. Showin' On Raton - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
12. Gone - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
13. Don't Let Your Love Die - (previously unreleased) ~ Emmylou Harris
14. Pearl, The - (Live) ~ Emmylou Harris
15. Wildwood Flower ~ Emmylou Harris
16. Love and Happiness ~ Emmylou Harris
17. When We're Gone, Long Gone ~ Emmylou Harris
 
Emmylou Harris has several greatest hits collections but Songbird is special. The four CD plus DVD collection includes rare tracks and favorites from every facet of the country music superstar's career -- from her duets with Gram Parsons to fronting her own Hot Band up to her work with Mark Knopfler.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Additional personnel: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dolly Parton, Dolores Keane, Dr. John, Gail Davies, George Jones, Gram Parsons, Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels, Guy Clark, Iris DeMent, John Starling, Johnny Cash, Kate McGarrigle, Mark Knopfler, Mary Black, Patty Griffin, Randy Scruggs, Steve Earle, Pretenders, The Seldom Scene , Vince Gill, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Linda Ronstadt, Carl Jackson.
Muze PNote This four-disc set of rarities by the godmother of alt-country is a grab-bag/treasure trove of esoterica that will be manna from heaven for hardcore Emmylou Harris fans, if not the ideal entry point for the uninitiated. It combines previously unreleased tracks with obscure items from dimly lit corners of Harris's catalog. This encompasses collaborations with everyone from Mark Knopfler to Sheryl Crow, cuts from tribute albums, and more. Whether she's breathing new life into Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors," Hank Williams's "Alone and Forsaken," or Townes Van Zandt's "Snowin' on Raton," Emmylou's heartfelt delivery and gorgeous, birdlike timbre stand as a testament to her status as eminence grise in the Americana music scene, a country/folk queen whose musical odds and ends are fully as engaging as her most celebrated works.

Producer: Randy Scruggs; Mark Knopfler; Daniel Lanois; Emmylou Harris; Carl Jackson; Jack Clement; Paul Kennerley; Gram Parsons; Gail Davies; Steve Fishell; Donal Lunny; Guy Clark; Brian Ahern; Billy Sherrill; Buddy Miller; Freddy Fletcher; Bill Wolf; John M. Delga

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Infamous Angel
Muze Music Compilations Innocent Age
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Edith Piaf
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Country Salute To Gospel
Muze Music Compilations Friends Of Mine
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Bringing It All Back Ho
Muze Music Compilations Horse Whisperer
Muze Music Compilations Vince Gill & Friends
Muze Music Compilations Return Of The Grievous Angel
Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations O Brother Where Art Thou?
Muze Music Compilations Songcatcher
Muze Music Compilations Buddy & Julie Miller
Muze Music Compilations Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Stars & Guitars
Muze Music Compilations Essential Willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations It`ll Come To You
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Dolly Parton
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bluegrass
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Just Because I'm A Woman-Songs Of Dolly Parton
Muze Music Compilations Singers And Songwriters Christmas Son
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations John Denver Definitive All-Time Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
Muze Music Compilations Essential Dolly Parton
Muze Music Compilations Musical History
Muze Music Compilations Brokeback Mountain
Muze Music Compilations Willie Nelson:Collection
Muze Music Compilations Brokeback Mountain
Muze Music Compilations Essential (Rmst)
Muze Music Compilations Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of Ohe
Muze Music Compilations 30 Years Of Stony(2cd/dvd(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Sugar Hill Records:retrospective(w/ Bonus DVD)
Muze Music Compilations Nashville 906
Muze Music Compilations These Days
Muze Music Compilations Come Early Morning / O.s.t.
Muze Music Compilations Essential John Denver
Muze Music Compilations Gospel Duets With Treasured Friends
Muze Music Compilations Anchored In Love:tribute To June Cart
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas:millennium Collec
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Contemporary Country
Muze Music Compilations Duets:Friends & Legends
Muze Music Compilations Definitive Collection (1985 To 1993)
Muze Music Compilations Rarities B Sides And Other Stuff Volu
Muze Music Compilations Join the Band
Muze Music Compilations Written In Chalk
Muze Music Compilations Secret, Profane and Sugarcane
Muze Music Compilations Poet:tribute To Townes Van Zandt
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0
Muze Music Compilations Country's Got Heart
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits
Muze Music Compilations This One's For Him:tribute To Guy Cla
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Muze Music Compilations Kin:songs By Mary Karr Rodney Crowe
Muze Music Compilations Lawless (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations More Perfect Union
Muze Music Compilations Quiet About It:tribute/jesse Winchest
Muze Music Compilations Music Is You:tribute To John Denver
Muze Music Compilations Sing Me The Songs:celebrating The Wor
Muze Music Compilations Big E:salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy
Muze Music Compilations Last Waltz
Muze Music Compilations To All The Girls
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:john Denver
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations Look Again To The Wind:johnny Cash's
Muze Music Compilations Song Album (ost)
Muze Music Compilations High Tone Years
Muze Music Compilations LIVE IN NASHVILLE 1995(Live)

Associated Artists and Works

Jackson, Carl
All The Roadrunning ~ Knopfler, Mark
Real Live Roadrunning ~ Knopfler, Mark
Trio ~ Parton, Dolly
Ronstadt, Linda
Trio ~ Trio

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/18/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 74744
Music Label Name Label : Rhino (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 4
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00081227474423

Professional Reviews

Uncut (p.104)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] brings the full measure of Harris' artistry into focus....Van Zandt's road weary 'Snowing On Raton', given a typically graceful, stately Harris vocal, is just about worth the price of admission by itself."

No Depression (p.83)
- "SONGBIRD is too ambitious to take in and appreciate quickly. It flows by beautifully....Harris is as good a judge of her own work as she was of the songs when they were still raw material."

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