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Format: CD
Sku: 206211547
UPC: 886971770728
UPC 14: 00886971770728
Release Date: 11/13/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Delia's Gone
2. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
3. Beast In Me, The
4. Drive On
5. Why Me Lord
6. Thirteen
7. Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer)
8. Bird On A Wire
9. Tennessee Stud ~ (live)
10. Down There By The Train
11. Redemption
12. Like A Soldier
13. Man Who Couldn't Cry, The ~ (live)
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Solo performer: Johnny Cash (vocals, acoustic guitar).
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash.
Muze PNote AMERICAN RECORDINGS won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
Muze PNote Johnny Cash is back and better than ever. The legendary Man In Black is now recording for a modern rock label, and is being produced by hard-core rap/rock guru Rick Rubin--and the results are startling. Spare and stripped to the bone, AMERICAN RECORDINGS is Johnny Cash at his artistic zenith.
Muze PNote An original acoustic ballad, the opening "Delia's Gone" is a watershed accomplishment. Wryly capturing the art of the death ballad, it presents a thoroughly textured dramatic piece, both horrifying and humorous. The same can be said for Cash's droll reading of Loudon Wainwright's "The Man Who Could Not Cry." An extremely religious man, Johnny includes several songs dealing with themes of redemption, righteousness and spiritual salvation.
Muze PNote Sandwiched between those two songs is a character-rich, eclectic collection of material by writers like Leonard Cohen, British rocker/ex-son-in-law Nick Lowe, Tom Waits, death-metal god Glenn Danzig, and Cash himself. With his resounding baritone--which is in the best form of his long career--and restricted guitar technique, Cash is the centerpiece, creating a sound that is uniquely American--proud, solitary, nearly broken, yet defiant.
Muze PNote Johnny Cash, alone with a single guitar, is commanding in his dry, unencumbered intensity. AMERICAN RECORDINGS reaffirms his unique musical prowess, and presents his glorious shadowy skills to a new generation.

Producer: Rick Rubin

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Zooropa
Muze Music Compilations Nashville At Newport
Muze Music Compilations Vanguard Newport Folk Festival
Muze Music Compilations Airdream Believer-Retrospectiv
Muze Music Compilations Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Muze Music Compilations Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Muze Music Compilations Ballad Of Ramblin' Jack
Muze Music Compilations Country Pride
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
Muze Music Compilations All Time Christmas Favorites
Muze Music Compilations Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Muze Music Compilations #1 Country Legendary Hits Volume 2
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Country Super Hits
Muze Music Compilations Houston Kid
Muze Music Compilations Essential Willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations Rules Of Travel
Muze Music Compilations Patriot's Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Live Recordings From The Louisiana (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Muze Music Compilations Nashville Skyline
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country: Great Country Gospel / Vario
Muze Music Compilations Sun Records 50th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Gold
Muze Music Compilations Hank Williams Songbook
Muze Music Compilations Livin' Lovin' Losin'-Songs Of The Louvin Brothers
Muze Music Compilations Road Goes On Forever
Muze Music Compilations Essential Kris Kristofferson (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Million Dollar Sessions: 50th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Rockin Bones: 1950S Punk & Rockabilly
Muze Music Compilations Hag:best Of Merle Haggard
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Christmas Vol 3
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Road Goes On Forever (w/ Bonus DVD) (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Wounded Heart Of America
Muze Music Compilations Hear Something Country Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Tbd
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Muze Music Compilations Outlaw Country
Muze Music Compilations Columbia Country Classics Volume 3:am
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Muze Music Compilations Columbia Country Classics Volume 4:Na
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Christ
Muze Music Compilations Nashville Rebel
Muze Music Compilations Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Muze Music Compilations Sun Records Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0
Muze Music Compilations Help (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Country's Got Heart
Muze Music Compilations Achtung Baby (6CD/4DVD Super Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Muze Music Compilations Sun 60Th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Golden Age Of Country:crazy Arms
Muze Music Compilations Basement Tapes Influences
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Country
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Ever Party Album
Muze Music Compilations Country Faith Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Portrait Of Dylan:influences 1969-70
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:joy Of Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Country Top Hits Of The 70's
Muze Music Compilations Live At The Louisiana Hayride(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:country Hits Of '60s &
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Roots Of The White Stripes
Muze Music Compilations Carter Girl
Muze Music Compilations Country Top Hits Of The 60's
Muze Music Compilations Country Top Hits Of The 50's
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits Vol 2

Associated Artists and Works

Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash ~ Artists, Various
Boxcar Willie
Carter, June
Cash, June Carter
Class Of '55
Dogg, Snoop
Esteban (New Age)
Jonboy Langford & The Pine Vall
Live At the Louisiana Hayride ~ Jones, George
Langford, Jon
Langford, Jon (Mekons)
Langford, Jonboy
Lewis, Jerry Lee
Johnny Cash's America (Sdtk) ~ Original Soundtrack
Perkins, Carl
Perkins, Carl (Rockabilly)
Presley, Elvis
Complete Million Dollar Sessions -50th Anniv. Spec ~ Presley, Elvis
The Complete Million Dollar Quartet ~ Presley, Elvis
Snoop Dogg
Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash ~ Various Artists
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Jo ~ Various Artists
Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/13/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1994
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697177072
Music Label Name Label : Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886971770728

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.60)
- Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (5/19/94, p.97)
- 5 Stars - Classic - "...exactly the sort of album Cash needed to make...Cash alone with an acoustic guitar, confronting traditional folk songs...AMERICAN RECORDINGS is...fiercely true to the legend of Johnny Cash and entirely contemporary...."

Entertainment Weekly (9/26/03, p.34)
- "...A bare-bones masterpiece that...captures the tortured, aspirant soul of a master."

Q (9/94, p.117)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...There simply won't be a braver or more honest record all year..."

Uncut (5/04, p.108)
- "[T]he sparse, parched mood is closer to his original Sun recordings..."

Musician (6/94, p.77)
- "...a spellbinding and thought-provoking album that sounds literally ageless...an uplifting word about walking the line from one who has walked it more often, and more steadily, than most...."

Village Voice (2/28/95)
- Ranked #7 in the Village Voice's 1994 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.67)
- Ranked #2 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "[A] raw, bitter album that - once again - made Cash an anti-hero superstar."

Mojo (Publisher)
(1/95, p.51)
- Included in Mojo's "25 Best Albums of 1994" - "...Johnny Cash sings Danzig? You'd better believe it."

NME (Magazine)
(12/24/94, p.22)
- Ranked #23 in NME's list of the `Top 50 Albums Of 1994.'

NME (Magazine)
(10/8/94, p.46)
- 9 - Excellent Plus - "...This is an album wreathed in shadows, a confessional and autobiographical work that is, in the end, uplifting and life affirming because the message is taught through adversity, ill luck and fighting for survival..."

NME (Magazine)
(11/12/94)
- Ranked as NME's Album Of The Month - "...these stark, acoustic songs add yet another layer of Cash myth..."

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