All I Intended to Be
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All I Intended to Be
All I Intended to Be
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 2008
RecordedOctober 16, 2005 -- March 17, 2008
GenreCountry Folk, Americana
LabelNonesuch
ProducerBrian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems
(2007)
All I Intended to Be
(2008)
Hard Bargain
(2011)

All I Intended to Be is the 25th studio album from Emmylou Harris and her third release on Nonesuch Records. It was released in the United States on June 10, 2008.[1][2] The album debuted at number 22 on the Billboard 200,[3] and number four on Top Country Albums, which makes the album Harris' highest charting solo record on the Billboard 200 since Evangeline was released in 1981. As of 2014 it has sold 153,973 copies in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. [4]


Album information

Harris stated that "Sailing Round the Room" was inspired by Terri Schiavo and is a celebration of life and death; "How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower" refers to the relationship between A. P. and Sara Carter and was inspired by a documentary that Harris, together with Kate and Anna McGarrigle, saw on television. The song "Gold" features guest vocals by Dolly Parton and Vince Gill while "Old Five and Dimers Like Me" is a duet between Harris and John Starling. "Moon Song" was written by Harris' close friend Patty Griffin and appeared as an ITunes bonus track on her 2007 album Children Running Through.

The album was made #49 in Q's 50 Best Albums of the Year 2008.[15]

The album has also been nominated for a Grammy Award in the field of Best Contemporary Folk / Americana Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards.[16]

The title is taken from the closing line of the track "Old Five and Dimers Like Me."

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Shores of White Sand"Jack Wesley Routh4:22
2."Hold On"Jude Johnstone4:35
3."Moon Song"Patty Griffin4:06
4."Broken Man's Lament"Mark Germino[17]5:05
5."Gold"Emmylou Harris3:32
6."How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower"Emmylou Harris, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle3:44
7."All That You Have Is Your Soul"Tracy Chapman4:41
8."Take That Ride"Emmylou Harris3:39
9."Old Five and Dimers Like Me"Billy Joe Shaver4:16
10."Kern River"Merle Haggard4:03
11."Not Enough"Emmylou Harris3:25
12."Sailing Round the Room"Emmylou Harris, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle5:31
13."Beyond the Great Divide"J.C. Crowley, Jack Wesley Routh4:26

Personnel

Release history

Region Date
Netherlands 6 June 2008
Belgium
Ireland
United Kingdom 9 June 2008
Norway
Denmark
Portugal
Greece
United States 10 June 2008
Canada
Sweden 11 June 2008
Germany 13 June 2008
Italy
Switzerland
Austria
Australia 14 June 2008
New Zealand

Chart performance

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 4
U.S. Billboard 200 22

References

  1. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (7 April 2008). Billboard Bits: New Kids/Zootopia, River To River, Emmylou Harris. Billboard. Retrieved on 12 June 2008.
  2. ^ More about this album. Nonesuch Records. Retrieved on 12 June 2008.
  3. ^ Hasty, Katie. "Lil Wayne Crushes The Competition To Debut At No. 1". Billboard. June 18, 2008.
  4. ^ https://www.scribd.com/doc/236497936/Atrl-net-Sep-16th-Sep-23rd-2014?secret_password=KMdrauCOEnCZmPJ81KeS
  5. ^ Deming, Mark. All I Intended to Be at AllMusic. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  6. ^ Billboard - Google Books. books.google.com. 2008-06-14. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Album Review: Emmylou Harris, All I Intended To Be". Crawdaddy. 2008-05-28. Archived from the original on 2008-06-03. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Clark Collis (2008-06-06). "All I Intended to Be Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Topic Galleries". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Hauner, Thomas. "Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be". Popmatters.com. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Emmylou Harris | All I Intended to Be". SlantMagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved .
  12. ^ [1] Archived June 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Emmylou Harris - Music Review". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Emmylou Harris - All I Intended to Be - Review". Uncut.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2011-08-07. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "The 50 Best Albums of 2008". Q. January 2009: 81
  16. ^ Grammy Awards Nominees 3 December 2008. http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/51st_show/list.aspx#14 Archived 2009-03-31 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 8 December 2008.
  17. ^ in the booklet: "Written by Emmylou Harris"

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