‘Wrecking Ball’ Is A Very Special Album, Says Emmylou Harris

Wrecking Ball, the 1995 album from singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, should hit store shelves in a special mastered edition next Tuesday (April 8). The award-winning album will no doubt find its way into the hands of an entirely new generation.

Before we continue, it’s worth noting that Harris’ record has absolutely nothing to do with Miley Cyrus’ tune “Wrecking Ball.” One or two people who stumble across this article will probably try to make that connection, so we need to squash that nonsense as soon as possible. In other words, don’t pick up Wrecking Ball hoping to get a cover version of the aforementioned song.

The deluxe edition of Wrecking Ball sports a whopping three discs. The first in the batch contains a remastered version of the album, while the second disc features a number of bonus tracks. The third piece of this impressive set is a DVD containing a documentary about the making of the record.

During a chat with the Los Angeles Times, Harris explained just how important the album is in the grand scheme of her career. Although she’d recorded a number of musical endeavors prior to Wrecking Ball, the singer put together something wholly unique with this effort.

“This album’s obviously very special to me. [Producer and collaborator] Daniel [Lanois] and I have done shows together in the last few years — mainly benefits — and we just love playing those songs. It shows our affection for this record that we’ll go to the trouble of doing the reissue and touring,” the singer explained.

If you’re interested in hearing Emmylou Harris perform songs from Wrecking Ball onstage, then you still have a few chances to catch the acclaimed musician on tour. Check out the handful of dates she has lined up at the moment. It’s unclear if any shows will pop up in the near future, so make sure you catch her while you can.

April 7 – The Royal Oak – Royal Oak, Michigan
April 8 – The Vic – Chicago, Illinois
April 11 – The Lincoln Theatre – Washington, D.C.
April 12 – TBA – Brooklyn, New York
April 13 – The House of Blues – Boston, Massachusetts
April 15 – Massey Hall – Toronto, Ontario

Fans who don’t reside in North America also have a few chances to catch the singer promote Wrecking Ball overseas. Here’s a list of the cities she’s playing next month.

May 19 – Carre – Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 20 – Staddschouwburg – Antwerp, Belgium
May 21 – Muziekgebouw Frits Philips – Eindhoven, Netherlands
May 23 – Brighton Dome – Brighton, UK
May 25 & 26 – Barbican – London, UK
May 27 – Colston Hall – Bristol, UK

Are you planning to pick up a copy of Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball?