groundbreaking album Wrecking Ball will be reissued April 8 on Nonesuch Records.
Produced by Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Willie Nelson), Wrecking Ball won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album and was highly praised by critics worldwide.
The new three-disc set features the remastered original album, a bonus CD of previously unreleased material, and a DVD of the documentary Building the Wrecking Ball, which includes interviews and studio footage of Harris and Lanois as well as special guests Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Neil Young, Steve Earle, Brian Blade, and others.
Originally released in 1995 to widespread critical praise, Uncut called the album “the most daring, inventive album of Harris’s career,” while Rolling Stone said, “The album features unvarnished, otherworldly renditions of songs written by Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Earle, and other lesser-known artists,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “The pace is deliberate, unhurried, meditative, the atmosphere rich, dark, and ghostly.”
CD 1: Wrecking Ball
Where Will I BeGoodbyeAll My TearsWrecking BallGoin’ Back to HarlanDeeper WellEvery Grain of SandSweet Old WorldMay This Be LoveOrphan GirlBlackhawkWaltz Across Texas Tonight
Deeper Well: The Wrecking Ball Outtakes
Still Water (Daniel Lanois)Where Will I BeAll My TearsHow Will I Ever Be Simple Again (Richard Thompson)Deeper WellThe Stranger Song (Leonard Cohen)Sweet Old WorldGold (Emmylou Harris)BlackhawkMay This Be LoveGoin’ Back to HarlanWhere Will I Be
DVD: Building the Wrecking Ball: A Documentary About the Making of Wrecking Ball