Thursday, August 2, 2012

100 Cover Versions #80: Linda Ronstadt, Valerie Carter & Emmylou Harris cover 'After the Gold Rush'


In 1995 Linda Ronstadt covered After the Gold Rush by Neil Young on her album Feels like Home. The backing vocals and harmony on that song were by Valerie Carter and Emmylou Harris. In 1999 Linda and Emmylou recorded After the Gold Rush again with Dolly Parton for their album Trio II. I love that version but if you know it Dolly definitely sings lead vocal with Emmylou and Linda singing harmony backing vocals. Linda Ronstadt is another one of those singers who I could have featured a dozen or more of her songs. I have loved her voice since I was a child, there is an 'all with be well' quality in her singing, a comfort we turn to when we need music to do that. 

So even though I adore Dolly I want to feature a version of After The Gold Rush with Linda's vocals most prominent. You can also clearly hear Valerie's and Emmylou's beautiful voices so clearly.



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