Emmylou Harris - Elite Hotel (1975)

Emmylou Harris is an American singer-songwriter.

1975's Pieces Of The Sky had set Emmylou Harris on the road towards becoming a country-rock superstar. It was quickly followed the same year by Elite Hotel, following much the same formula (including the same host of top-notch session musicians, The Hot Band) and resulting in if anything an even better album. Like its predecessor, it consisted mostly of covers, with numbers by Buck Owens, Don Gibson, Hank Williams, Rodney Crowell and others, including a total of three Gram Parsons songs. Also like Pieces Of The Sky, it featured a string-laden Beatles cover, this time Paul McCartney's "Here, There And Everywhere".
It was an even bigger success than the one before, becoming a #1 country album and winning her a Grammy (and also crossing over to #25 on the pop chart). The three singles released were also massive successes on the country singles chart - "Together Again" and "Sweet Dreams" both at #1, and "One Of These Days" at #3. Interestingly all the other songs were easily just as good as those chosen for single release, and the album gave her alot of crossover appeal with rock audiences.

Pieces Of The Sky (1975) <|> Luxury Liner (1977)
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