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Angel Band
1989 - Reprise
Produced by Emory Gordy Jr.

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Where Could I Go But To The Lord
Angel Band
If I Be Lifted Up
Precious Memories
Bright Morning Stars
When He Calls
We Shall Rise
Drifting Too Far
Who Will Sing For Me
Someday My Ship Will Sail
The Other Side Of Life
When They Ring Those Golden Bells

Nestled in the sparest, most pristine musical surroundings of her career, Emmylou Harris delivers her most sublime vocal triumph with this 1987 collection of acoustic gospel songs. By this time, her voice had taken on a slight huskiness, which only strengthened its emotional power. Much of the credit belongs to Vince Gill, who adds tasteful mandolin runs and gorgeous tenor harmonies, as well Emory Gordy (bass, bass vocals) and Carl Jackson (guitar, baritone vocals). All four combine to make the a cappella "Bright Morning Stars" glow warmly and the ebullient "We Shall Rise" shine brightly. When Harris's voice shivers on "Precious Memories" and soars on "If I Be Lifted Up," the result is indeed spiritual. -- Marc Greilsamer