American Recordings CD (2007)

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Specifications

Label Zyx Music
SKU 206211547
UPC 886971770728
UPC 14 00886971770728
Format CD
Release Date 11/13/2007
Links
Author Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
Compilation Appearance Zooropa
Compilation Appearance My Rifle My Pony And Me
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Compilation Appearance Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Compilation Appearance Country Pride
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
Compilation Appearance Nashville Skyline
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
Compilation Appearance Tbd
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Compilation Appearance Outlaw Country
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
Producer Rick Rubin
CatalogID 88697177072
Lable Name Legacy
Released 11/13/2007
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886971770728
Album Notes and Credits
Solo performer: Johnny Cash (vocals, acoustic guitar).
Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash.
AMERICAN RECORDINGS won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..."
Disc 1
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
10 Down There By The Train
11 Redemption
12 Like A Soldier
13 Man Who Couldn't Cry, The
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