Emmylou Harris

Portraits

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Portraits is a three-disc, 61-track box set covering Emmylou Harris' entire career for Reprise and Warner Records, which spans from 1974 to 1992. Not only does the box select highlights from classic albums like Luxury Liner, Roses in the Snow, and Blue Kentucky Girl, but it also features her early duets with Gram Parsons and selections from the Trio album she recorded with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt. Portraits doesn't dwell too long on unreleased material -- there are only five unearthed tracks on the entire set -- preferring to sketch out a full overview of her career. While there might be a few favorite tracks missing, the box nevertheless fulfills its goals quite nicely -- anyone looking for a comprehensive compilation of Emmylou's career will not be disappointed.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:33 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:43 SpotifyAmazon
3
feat: Gram Parsons
3:38 SpotifyAmazon
4
feat: Gram Parsons
3:43 SpotifyAmazon
5
feat: Gram Parsons
2:23 SpotifyAmazon
6
feat: Gram Parsons
3:22 SpotifyAmazon
7 4:04 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:35 SpotifyAmazon
9 5:33 SpotifyAmazon
10 3:02 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:52 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:40 SpotifyAmazon
13 2:52 SpotifyAmazon
14 4:00 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:40 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
17 4:49 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
19 3:26 Amazon
20 3:06 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:57 SpotifyAmazon
2 2:59 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:41 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:17 SpotifyAmazon
5 2:47 SpotifyAmazon
6
feat: The Band
3:11 SpotifyAmazon
7 3:40 SpotifyAmazon
8 2:19 SpotifyAmazon
9 4:39 SpotifyAmazon
10
feat: Don Williams
3:34 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:31 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:16 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
14 4:03 SpotifyAmazon
15 3:26 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:54 SpotifyAmazon
17 3:06 SpotifyAmazon
18 3:45 SpotifyAmazon
19 4:37 SpotifyAmazon
20 2:58 SpotifyAmazon
21
feat: Roy Orbison
3:59 SpotifyAmazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:13 SpotifyAmazon
2 4:37 SpotifyAmazon
3 3:49 SpotifyAmazon
4 2:34 SpotifyAmazon
5 4:08 SpotifyAmazon
6 3:01 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:49 SpotifyAmazon
8 5:04 SpotifyAmazon
9 3:12 SpotifyAmazon
10 4:07 SpotifyAmazon
11 3:07 SpotifyAmazon
12 3:34 SpotifyAmazon
13 3:31 SpotifyAmazon
14 3:26 Amazon
15 3:55 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:25 Amazon
17 3:00 SpotifyAmazon
18 4:44 SpotifyAmazon
19 4:17 SpotifyAmazon
20 5:38 SpotifyAmazon
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