For the sake of completeness I should say something about Emmylou Harris's last album, Hard Bargain (2011). I can no longer write with the same enthusiasm that I once did with respect to the albums of her greatest period. Hard Bargain isn't bad - but it's no longer top Emmylou Harris. As I've said before, the voice isn't what it was. More of the songs on this album are by Emmylou herself than is usual. Though over the years she's written some very fine songs - 'Boulder To Birmingham', 'Prayer In Open D' - there's none to match them here. Among the best songs on Hard Bargain is her farewell to the late Kate McGarrigle.