All I Intended to Be

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All I Intended To Be
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
ReleasedJune 10, 2008
RecordedOctober 2005 — March 2008
GenreCountry, folk
LabelNonesuch
ProducerBrian Ahern
Emmylou Harris chronology
Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems
(2007)
All I Intended To Be
(2008)
Hard Bargain
(2011)
 
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All I Intended To Be
Studio album by Emmylou Harris
ReleasedJune 10, 2008
RecordedOctober 2005 — March 2008
GenreCountry, folk
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.

Album information[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
Billboard(critics’ choice)[5]
Crawdaddy!favorable[6]
Entertainment Weekly(A–)[7]
Mojo4/5 stars 21 May 2008
Orlando Sentinel4/5 stars[8]
Q4/5 stars p 103, July 2008
PopMatters7/10 stars[9]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[10]
The Times4/5 stars[11]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/4 stars[12]
Uncut4/5 stars[13]

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 “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” is a duet between Harris and John Starling.

The album was made #49 in Q’s 50 Best Albums of the Year 2008.[14]

The album has also been nominated for a Grammy Award in the field of Best Contemporary Folk / Americana Album at the 2009 Grammy Awards.[15]

Track listing[edit]

  1. “Shores of White Sand” (Jack Wesley Routh) – 4:22
  2. “Hold On” (Jude Johnstone) – 4:35
  3. “Moon Song” (Patty Griffin) – 4:06
  4. “Broken Man’s Lament” (Mark Germino[16]) – 5:05
  5. “Gold” (Emmylou Harris) – 3:32
  6. “How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower” (Emmylou Harris, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle) – 3:44
  7. “All That You Have Is Your Soul” (Tracy Chapman) – 4:41
  8. “Take That Ride” (Emmylou Harris) – 3:39
  9. “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” (Billy Joe Shaver) – 4:16
  10. Kern River” (Merle Haggard) – 4:03
  11. “Not Enough” (Emmylou Harris) – 3:25
  12. “Sailing Round the Room” (Emmylou Harris, Kate McGarrigle, Anna McGarrigle) – 5:31
  13. “Beyond the Great Divide” (J.C. Crowley, Jack Wesley Routh) – 4:26

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

RegionDate
Netherlands6 June 2008
Belgium
Ireland
United Kingdom9 June 2008
Norway
Denmark
Portugal
Greece
United States10 June 2008
Canada
Sweden11 June 2008
Germany13 June 2008
Italy
Switzerland
Austria
Australia14 June 2008
New Zealand

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008)Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums4
U.S. Billboard 20022

References[edit]

  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. ^ Deming, Mark. All I Intended to Be at AllMusic. Retrieved 2008-06-12.
  5. ^ Billboard - Google Books. books.google.com. 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Album Review: Emmylou Harris, All I Intended To Be". Crawdaddy. 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  7. ^ Clark Collis (2008-06-06). "All I Intended to Be Review | Music Reviews and News". EW.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  8. ^ "Topic Galleries". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  9. ^ Hauner, Thomas. "Emmylou Harris: All I Intended to Be". Popmatters.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  10. ^ "Emmylou Harris | All I Intended to Be". SlantMagazine.com. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Emmylou Harris - Music Review". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  13. ^ "Emmylou Harris - All I Intended to Be - Review". Uncut.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  14. ^ The 50 Best Albums of 2008. Q. January 2009. p. 81 
  15. ^ Grammy Awards Nominees 3 December 2008. http://www.grammy.com/grammy_awards/51st_show/list.aspx#14. Retrieved on 8 December 2008.
  16. ^ in the booklet: “Written by Emmylou Harris”