A big birthday greeting to the still unsurpassed Emmylou Harris. I've been too quiet about her lately, so it's an opportunity to remedy that. Newcomers to normblog who missed out on the long-running series about her can always catch up with it here, at The Compact Emmylou Review. A couple of songs to entice anyone unfamiliar with the Emmylou canon.
An optional extra - one day late (!) - is this stunning revelation: 'She's recorded with over 750,000 musicians, but even Emmylou Harris admits that her previously unknown collaboration The Lost Duets with operatic superstar Luciano Pavarotti was something special... When pestered... about the unlikely pairing, Emmylou responded, "Look, I've sung with Bob Dylan. You think this was any weirder than that?"' The rest is here.