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Last Date [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

Emmylou HarrisAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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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 9, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1982
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Eminent Records
  • ASIN: B00004SVK0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,417 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I'm Movin' On
2. It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)
3. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)
4. Return Of The Grievous Angel
5. Restless
6. Racing In The Street
7. Long May You Run
8. We'll Sweep Out The Ashes (In The Morning)
9. Juanita
10. Devil In Disguise
11. (Lost His Love) On Our Last Date
12. Buckaroo/Love's Gonna Live Here (Medley)
13. Another Pot O'Tea
14. Maybe Tonight

Editorial Reviews

Emmylou Harris's Last Date had a nobler purpose than scaling the country charts in 1982. Harris envisioned the album as a statement for her Hot Band's preeminence as a live-gig ensemble. To prove that point, she assembled Last Date's 12 tracks from a tour of California honky-tonks, places where Harris imagined a listener might get the essence of country music--which seen through these tracks more closely resembles the later-emerging alternative-country scene than most of the 1990s' commercial "young" country. She chose a program of cover tunes, no fewer than four of them either written by or associated strongly with her former leader, the late Gram Parsons. The others come from all over--Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Hank Snow, Floyd Cramer, Conway Twitty, and Buck Owens. What each gets here is a new paint job, with the Hot Band driving the tunes hard (thanks to drummer John Ware) and Harris's voice nearly crackling with intensity at times. Aside from Ware, the Hot Band lineup is not Emmylou's most acclaimed, but it is a unit fired up to tackle tunes that Harris simply claims for herself--just as slyly as she claims the top shelf in the world of live country music during her Hot Band's 15-year existence. --Andrew Bartlett

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At Long Last Live! May 13, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
After 18 years, this title is finally available on CD, and many thanks to the folks at Eminent! The sounds is crytal clear and nearly every track is a perfect gem. "Racing in the Streets" gets the most poignant reading it will ever get, with an understated arrangement that lets Emmylou's voice be the star. "Buckaroo" (with Emmylou on lead guitar) segues flawlessly into "Love's Gonna Live Here" for an upbeat end to a classic live set. The two bonus tracks are vintage Emmylou, without the "just tacked-on" feel that many bonus tracks can have. Nice booklet included, with full lyrics, liner notes and some comments from members of the Hot Band. Overall, an absolutely winning package, and well worth the wait!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
By R.S.
Format:Audio CD
Emmylou Harris' dynamic live album Last Date was compiled from tapes of gigs in various Californian honkytonks in the early 1980's with her legendary Hot Band. Emmylou put together a diverse list of cover tunes to express her vision of what country music could and should be - a combination of both new and old influences.
The program:
Hank Snow's - 'I'm Movin' On'
Merle Haggard's - 'It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad)'
The Everly Brothers' - 'So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)'
Gram Parson's - 'Return Of The Greivous Angel'
Carl Perkin's - 'Restless'
Bruce Springsteen's - 'Racing In The Street'
Neil Young's - 'Long May You Run'
Gram Parson's - 'We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning'
The Flying Burrito Brothers' - 'Juanita'
Gram Parson's - 'Devil In Disguise'
Conway Twitty's - '(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date'
A Buck Owens Medley - 'Buckaroo' & 'Love's Gonna Live Here'
Two bonus tracks close the album perfectly - 'Another Pot Of Tea' & 'Maybe Tonight'.
Twenty years on, the remastered re-issue of Last Date is a classic in the Harris catalogue and a reminder of just how innovative and important west coast honkytonk is in country music.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Music At It's Best June 28, 2000
Format:Audio CD
After eighteen years of vinyl only, LAST DATE has finally been issued on CD. Thank goodness and thanks to the brilliant staff at Eminent Records. This is ultimate Emmylou Harris, and an extraordinary Hot Band lineup. The record was set to illustrated Harris' vision of country music, in the honky-tonk fashion. What makes LAST DATE is extraordinary is her incredible set of songs. "I'm Moving On" a #5 hit, is terrific. Harris' fifth #1 hit was "On Our Last Date", a gorgeous ballad. Her wonderful interpretation of Don Everly "So Sad" was a top thirty hit. She pays a tribute to her mentor Gram Parsons by recording extraordinary interpretations of "Return Of The Grievous Angel", "Juanita", and "Devil In Disguise". There's also a brilliant version of "We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning" they had sung together on GP. "Long May You Run" shines brilliantly, it's one of the album's highlights. That song is my favorite. There's a passionate performance of Bruce Springsteen's "Racing In The Street". There's infinite energy on Carl Perkins "Restless". Harris pays tribute to Merle Haggard on "It's Not Love" bringing her usual magic on the track. Harris plays lead guitar on "Buckaroo" part of the "Buckaroo/Love's Gonna Live Here" Medley, sensationally. The two bonus tracks "Another Pot O' Tea", and "Maybe Tonight", were the B-Sides of the album's two biggest singles. This reissue format is perfect, let's hope it is soon applied to EVANGELINE and THIRTEEN. LAST DATE is not to be missed. This is a marvelous album, one of the best by this incredible musician. Emmylou Harris once again proves that she is the most talented and important performer in the music world.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lost Classic January 15, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I am one of those thousands who came to Emmylou's music via Wrecking Ball, Spyboy and Red Dirt Girl. I've been recently collecting all her past catalog, and admit that I hadn't expected to like Last Date because I'd read so-so comments and reviews about it. But, repeated listenings find me enraptured with this CD. Harris' music during the eighties was inconsistent compared to her string of 70's classics, but Last Date is, to my ears, at least equal to anything Emmylou's recorded.
I listen to Emmylou largely for her amazing voice, and that voice is in glorious form here; the slightly echoey ambiance of the live recordings results in a truly breathtaking sound. The band are great, and the songs are well-selected. For me, this is indeed one of the truly essential Emmylou Harris recordings.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set February 2, 2004
By Jake Z
Format:Audio CD
Very happy to finally own this cd. It was only available on vinyl, until a few years ago, when Eminent Records re-released this album and CIMARRON. Lets hope they remaster other vinyl only Emmylou Harris albums such as EVANGELINE and THIRTEEN. LAST DATE is an excellent live album with her band at that time, The Hot Band. This is honestly one of her best albums, showing her vision of country music, and just giving it her own style and putting her mark on it. She never conformed to what Nashville was doing, and she ended up making brilliant music (even to this day with newer releases). She pays homage to Gram Parsons on a number of tracks including "Return of the Grievious Angel", "Devil In Disguise", "We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning", and "Juanita". She makes these songs sound like they were written just for her. There was a few hits from the album, cindluing "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)" (#28), "I'm Movin On" (#5), and "(Lost His Love) On Our Last Date" (#1). The bonus tracks are "Another Pot of Tea" and "Maybe Tonight" were b-sides to the singles released from the album. She does a great job of Bruce Springsteen's "Racing In The Street", and Carl Perkins' "Restless" (one of my favorites). Another highlight is the wonderful "Long May You Run". This is a great album from one of the best singers in the world, in my opinion. Check it out!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best!
Truly lucky to find this available through download. The Hot Band backing her on this is the whipped cream atop a truly great performance. Read more
Published 14 months ago by R. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Live Emmylou
I think this was her first live album after the release of Roses in the Snow. Great music by Emmylou and a talented rockin' band. Read more
Published 15 months ago by kickyr
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of her Best!!!
I love to hear her voice and the musical accompaniment on this album just adds to the enjoyment. I highly recommend this early album from a very talented singer. Read more
Published 16 months ago by C. J. Vance
4.0 out of 5 stars Glad to have it in my collection
I purchased this CD on the previous reviews. Emmily Lou Harris is one of my favourite artists. However, I have to say that I prefer her Duets album and All the Road Running. Read more
Published on April 4, 2009 by Wild Thing Foodie
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Date: a tribute to Emmylou's early country career during the...
A superb live performance of country songs featuring Emmylou and her Hot Band. Written by legendary music figures, such as: Hank Snow, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Buck Owens,... Read more
Published on March 15, 2009 by langbein
5.0 out of 5 stars Emmy Lou's Last Date
Classic EmmyLou, angelic voice with great sensitivity to the music and lyrics. Very much a must for any EmmyLou fan.
Published on November 10, 2008 by William Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Last Date
The product is what I expected. It arrived on time and in the condition advertised.
Published on May 13, 2007 by Raymond D. Engstrand
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this.
I just checked, and saw that this had been re-issued. Hallelujah! This is one of the great live albums of all time, every song is a winner. Certainly, her best album. Read more
Published on September 30, 2003 by Hank Schwab
3.0 out of 5 stars last date
I have not heard the words to this song.
would like the to have the words to it.
My aunt like the music by Floyd Crammer
and I was just wondering what the words to... Read more
Published on January 2, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Old Fan
I originally bought this as an LP record so that tells you something. I put it on tape but am thrilled to have it on CD. My favorite is So Sad (to watch good love go bad). Read more
Published on April 26, 2001
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