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Specifications

Label Polygram Label Group
SKU 60537964
UPC 731458679127
UPC 14 00731458679127
Format CD
Release Date 1/31/2013
Links
Author Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
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Compilation Appearance Ballad Of Ramblin' Jack
Compilation Appearance Houston Kid
Compilation Appearance Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Compilation Appearance Right Or Wrong/Seven Year Ache (Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Sun Records 50th Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Country Super Hits
Compilation Appearance Essential Willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance Rules Of Travel
Compilation Appearance Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Compilation Appearance Essential Kris Kristofferson (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
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Compilation Appearance Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Compilation Appearance Classic Country: Great Country Gospel / Vario
Compilation Appearance Classic Country Gold
Compilation Appearance Road Goes On Forever (w/ Bonus DVD) (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Road Goes On Forever
Compilation Appearance Complete Million Dollar Sessions: 50th Anniversary
Compilation Appearance Hag:best Of Merle Haggard
Compilation Appearance Nashville Rebel
Compilation Appearance Gold
Compilation Appearance Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Compilation Appearance 16 Biggest Hits
Compilation Appearance Wounded Heart Of America
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Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Compilation Appearance Outlaw Country
Compilation Appearance Dead Man Walking (ost)
Compilation Appearance Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Compilation Appearance Taste Of Texas
Compilation Appearance Live At The Louisiana Hayride(Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance Whistle Bait:25 Rockabilly Rave-ups
Compilation Appearance Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Compilation Appearance Sun Records Greatest Hits
Compilation Appearance Essential 3.0
Compilation Appearance Country's Got Heart
Compilation Appearance Achtung Baby (6CD/4DVD Super Deluxe Edition)
Compilation Appearance Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Compilation Appearance Country Gospel Favorites
Compilation Appearance We Were Soldiers (ost)
Compilation Appearance Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Compilation Appearance Sun 60Th Anniversary
Compilation Appearance 16 Biggest Hits Vol 2
Compilation Appearance Basement Tapes Influences
Compilation Appearance Best Of Country
Compilation Appearance Greatest Ever Party Album
Compilation Appearance Country Faith Vol 1
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:willie Nelson
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Compilation Appearance Carter Girl
Compilation Appearance Box Set Series:country Hits Of '60s &
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Compilation Appearance Country Top Hits Of The 60's
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Compilation Appearance Americana Christmas
Compilation Appearance Triple Feature:men Of Country
Compilation Appearance Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Compilation Appearance Peace in the Valley; 75 Southern Gospel Classics
Technical Info
Engineer Sylvia Massy
Producer Rick Rubin
CatalogID 5867912
Lable Name Lost Highway
Released 03/05/2002
Original Release 1996
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 43m : 39s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731458679127
Musical Guests
Tom Petty
Mick Fleetwood
Marty Stuart
Flea
Lindsey Buckingham
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Johnny Cash (vocals, acoustic guitar); Tom Petty (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass, chamberlin); Mike Campbell (acoustic & electric guitars, bass, mandolin, dobro); Marty Stuart (acoustic & electric guitars, bass); Howie Epstein (acoustic guitar, bass); Lindsay Buckingham (acoustic guitar); Benmont Tench (piano, Hammond B-3 organ, harmonium, chamberlin); Flea (bass); Steve Ferrone, Curt Bisquera (drums, percussion); Mick Fleetwood, Juliet Prater (percussion).
Recorded at Akademie Mathmatique Of Philosophical Sound Research & Oceanway Recording, Hollywood, California; Sound City, Van Nuys, California; NRG Recording, North Hollywood, California; Cowboy's Arms Hotel & Recording Spa, Nashville, Tennessee. Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash.
UNCHAINED won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Country Album. "Rusty Cage" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
Johnny Cash follows up his solo-acoustic comeback, AMERICAN RECORDINGS, with another astounding slice of Americana. This time around he rocks out a bit, with the able assistance of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, while maintaining the raw, stripped-to-the-bone production (by American Records label head Rick Rubin) that made the last one so vibrant. The Heartbreakers provide the perfect accompaniment, with a rootsy sound that's sprightly but never overwhelming, leaving plenty of room for Cash's cavernous baritone to jump off the album and into your soul.
Cash has always displayed a sharp ear for material, but he's rarely been as daring and unconventional in that sense as he is here. In addition to writing three strong originals for UNCHAINED, Cash takes on songs by postmodern folk-rocker Beck (the startling album opener "Rowboat") and the grunge-rock band Soundgarden (whose "Rusty Cage" sounds scarily made to order for Cash). He also does a Dean Martin hit, "Memories Are Made of This," and Petty's "Southern Accents," along with old country standards from the catalogs of Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers and others. It's quite a selection, and Cash lays his claim on every song so completely that you may never be able to hear the originals the same way again. Johnny Cash is a rare breed. The purity and power of his voice cut through to the essential, primal truth of any song he sings.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (1/23/97, p.44) - Ranked #5 on Rolling Stone's list of the "Ten Best Albums" of 1996.
Rolling Stone (12/26/96, p.198) - "...a more conventional country-blues record than AMERICAN RECORDINGS. It is also less of an art project. Cash brings equal helpings of spirituality and savoir-faire to his singing..."
Entertainment Weekly (11/08/96, p.69) - "...a travelogue of Cash's sticky psyche--the repentant sinner wrestling with dark desires. Backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Cash still sounds like the Voice of the Ages, with his bass baritone wobbling on pitch as it hasn't in years." - Rating: B
Alternative Press (4/97, p.66) - 3 (out of 5) - "...Cash slips on [these] tunes as comfortably as a black mourning coat."
Musician (2/97, p.123) - "...the sound is pure Cash--all chesty rumble and straight-strummed guitars with nothing funkier than a rockabilly beat from the rhythm section....UNCHAINED seems such classic Cash it almost doesn't matter who's playing with him..."
Village Voice (2/25/97) - Ranked #21 in the Village Voice's 1996 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.
Disc 1
1 Rowboat
2 Sea Of Heartbreak
3 Rusty Cage
4 One Rose, The (That's Left In My Heart)
5 Country Boy
6 Memories Are Made Of This
7 Spiritual
8 Kneeling Drunkard's Plea, The
9 Southern Accents
10 Mean Eyed Cat
11 Meet Me In Heaven
12 I Never Picked Cotton
13 Unchained
14 I've Been Everywhere

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