HARRIS, EMMYLOU Pieces of the Sky [1975] NM- USED
HARRIS, EMMYLOU Pieces of the Sky [1975] NM- USED
HARRIS, EMMYLOU Pieces of the Sky [1975] NM- USED
HARRIS, EMMYLOU Pieces of the Sky [1975] NM- USED

HARRIS, EMMYLOU Pieces of the Sky [1975] NM- USED

Regular price $2.00

Release date: February, 1975

Record is in excellent, Near Mint- condition, like new. Sleeve shows signs of wear, graded Good Plus. 

Pieces of the Sky is the second studio album by American country music artist Emmylou Harris, released in February 1975 through Reprise. Although she had released the obscure folk-styled Gliding Bird five years earlier, Pieces of the Sky became the album that launched Harris' career and is widely considered to be her début. In those intervening years she had forged a musical relationship with Gram Parsons that would alter the musical direction that her career would take. The album includes Harris' first high-charting Billboard country hit, the #4 "If I Could Only Win Your Love", and the relatively low-charting #73 "Too Far Gone" (originally a 1967 hit for Tammy Wynette). The overall song selection was varied and showed early on how eclectic Harris' musical tastes were. In addition to her own "Boulder to Birmingham" (written for former singing partner Parsons, who had died the previous year), she included the Merle Haggard classic "The Bottle Let Me Down", the Beatles' "For No One", and Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors". (Parton, in turn, covered "Boulder to Birmingham" on her 1976 album All I Can Do). On Shel Silverstein's "Queen Of The Silver Dollar", her friend and occasional collaborator Linda Ronstadt sings harmony. The album rose as far as the #7 spot in the Billboard country albums chart.