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Ballad of Sally Rose [Import]

Emmylou HarrisAudio CD
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listen  1. The Ballad Of Sally Rose 2:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Rhythm Guitar 3:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Think I Love Him/You Are My Flower 1:07$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Long Tall Sally Rose 1:32$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Already celebrated as a discoverer and interpreter of other artists’ songs, 12-time Grammy Award–winner Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, become admired as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. On Hard Bargain, her third Nonesuch disc, she offers 11 original songs—three of them co-written with Grammy– and ... Read more in Amazon's Emmylou Harris Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 31, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros UK
  • ASIN: B0000070R9
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #81,484 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Import edition of the influential country star's 1985 album for Reprise. Long out-of-print in the US. 12 tracks.

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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most fascinating album Emmylou Harris has released. September 26, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
THE BALLAD OF SALLY ROSE is much more than just an album. For starters it is one of Emmylou Harris' most fascinating collections, one you just have to hear from start to finish. Each song defines a small piece of the story. The material Emmylou Harris and Paul Kennerly wrote for the album is consistent and remarkable. Uptempo numbers like "White Line", "Bad News", and "K-S-O-S" are flawlessly done and instantly enjoyable. Where the album leaves it's mark is on the slower, more intense material. "Diamond In My Crown" is warm, touching, and uplifting. It is a song that mixes strenght and beauty into something everyone should hear. "Timberline" is a graceful acoustic song, with a beautifully harmonized ending. "Sweet Chairot" has the most awesome vocal arrangements on disc, demanding a second listen. "Women Walk The Line" is a power ballad with Emmylou Harris delievering incredible vocals. "The Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" is a well done western piece. The storyline is best told through the titletrack, "Rythym Guitar", and "Long Tall Sally Rose". The only unfortunate thing about THE BALLAD OF SALLY ROSE is that it is not easily available. If you see it, buy it, you won't regret it. MATT COKER
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It Would Make A Great Movie March 9, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I was just here to look for the song by Emmylou that was played during the closing credits of The Sopranos last week, but while searching through her catalog was surprised to discover that this CD, probably her best ever, is only available as an import. What a travesty!
A little background...The Ballad Of Sally Rose is the first "concept album" ever in Country music. Talk around the time it was released was that the songs were inspired by the romantic relationship between Emmylou and Gram Parsons, but only one person knows that really, and she's never confirmed it.
The story that's told in the CD is of a half Indian girl named Sally Rose who grows up on a reservation after her father abandons the family. She leaves the reservation, as the opening song goes "with stars in her eyes and greater expectations" and soon joins a band as a guitar player. While on stage one night a huge star is in the audience and falls in love with her at first sight. She joins his band, they get married, but he starts cheating on her before being killed on the road in a traffic accident. Heartbroken, she continues with the band, and is now the biggest star around with sell-outs everywhere they play. But she's all bummed out without him and decides to retire and buy a radio station to play nothing but his music 24 hours a day. Then she dies and goes to heaven.
Great story, huh?
But, just wait until you hear the music! Background singers include Linda Rondstadt, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings, and you can hear them really belt it out on some beautiful vocal arrangements. There are ballads, two-steps, and rocking songs on this CD, acoustic and full band songs. It's one of the best ever. I still can't believe it's an import. Get it while you still can.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Concept Album June 17, 2004
By Jake Z
Format:Audio CD
This is an interesting album from Emmylou Harris. Released in 1985, it stands as one of her best. Avid fans will want to get their hands on this cd, it's pretty rare to find but worth the search! This is the first album in her career where she wrote or co-wrote all of the songs, something she is more inclined to do on her newer albums. She is an excellent songwriter in my opinion. The album works as a concept album, telling a story of a girl from a small town who gets taken under the wing of singer that takes her (and her angelic voice) out on the road. Which is sort of like what happened with her and Gram Parsons. To get the story of the album though you need to read the liner notes. She truly shines on the slower ballads such as "Diamond in My Crown" and the closer "Sweet Chariot." Not an essential album for casual fans, but the hardcore Harris fans will either already have this, or be looking for it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Country's Gems September 19, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album belongs on any Emmylou fan's "Must Have" list, whatever it takes to find it. A powerful, cohesive concept piece, it should be listened to straight through, with no distractions. "Woman Walk the Line" is absolutely stunning, and "Sweet Chariot" can be heard again and again and again, and never grow stale. Really, this album is the progenitor of the TRIO albums, and features many of the same performers. Every song is Emmylou's, and while some have been covered by other artists, Emmy does it best. If unforgetable solos, impeccable harmonies, haunting renditions, straight-to-the-point lyrics, and superb production are your thing, this is your album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without a doubt Emmylou's best album July 10, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have listened to Emmylou for 20 years and though I love all of her music this has got to be her best work to date. Her music and voice are moving to the point of tears. How any artist can write and /or assemble so many different songs, all beautiful,is remarkable. The story album concept is very effective. I have the abum on audio tape and would like it on CD. This album must be made available again.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure country AMBROSIA!!!!! September 27, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is not only Emmylou's best collection of songs, it is one of the finest collections of folk/country that has ever been made! Please re-issue it!!!! because it is impossible to find this one used! The people who have them are'nt letting go!!! And those of us who want it will pay double!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful is not strong enough
a word to describe this record. I have had it for years on LP and just acquired it on CD. Emmylou has never, before or since, been in better voice. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Joseph Brotherton
5.0 out of 5 stars Ballad of Sally Rose
I have loved this womans music from the first time i heard her. She has a different style and a different voice which make her unique. I love this CD
Published 16 months ago by depleted
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
Great music at a great price. Absolutely no problems with CD. If you like Emmylou Harris then this is a definite must have.
Published 22 months ago by Brassbass
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of Her Best
This is a great album where every song is terrific. Wish some of the songs were longer but that's only because they are so good. Highly recommended!
Published 22 months ago by MJH
5.0 out of 5 stars Short, but oh so satisfying...
This album is not long and has some long fades, but it is still a terrific album and a terrific story. Read more
Published on February 14, 2012 by Flyingscot
5.0 out of 5 stars Her GREATEST HOUR...
Emmylou Harris in my opinion has never made a bad album.I absolutely love all her earlier stuff, but this is the album here that made me move on down the line. Read more
Published on December 28, 2011 by Joseph Filippazzo
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent purchase
I purchased The Ballad of Sally Rose by Emmylou Harris through Amazon. The CD arrived to me in Perth Australia in mint condition and it contains a superb collection of songs... Read more
Published on July 12, 2011 by aussivern
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all-time best albums by anyone
As the almost unanimous 5-star reviews testify, this is a great album. The surprising thing is that it is so little known and - despite Emmylou's long-standing popularity - so... Read more
Published on June 29, 2011 by Stephen J. Triesch
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing album...
This is an amazing CD. Interviews with Emmylou Harris mention it was an album that made her have to work for money again, as the album was a commercial disaster. Read more
Published on August 20, 2010 by Mark E. Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Sally Rose
The Ballad of Sally Rose is one of my favorite Harris songs. If you have been to Mt. Rushmore and South Dakota, it is a real singalong with tune. Read more
Published on July 18, 2010 by Nevada Deb
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