American V:hundred Highways CD (2011)

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Specifications

Label Columbia Records/sony
SKU 219604093
UPC 886978346728
UPC 14 00886978346728
Format CD
Release Date 2/22/2011
Links
Author Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance My Rifle My Pony And Me
Compilation Appearance Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Compilation Appearance Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Compilation Appearance Zooropa
Compilation Appearance Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
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 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 Live At The Louisiana Hayride(Limited Edition)
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 David Ferguson
Producer Rick Rubin
CatalogID 8869783467
Lable Name Sony Legacy
Released 02/22/2011
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 44s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886978346728
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Jonny Polonsky, Matt Sweeney, Mike Campbell , Pat McLaughlin, Randy Scruggs, Smokey Hormel (guitar); Benmont Tench (harp, piano, organ).
Audio Mixers: David Ferguson ; Greg Fidelman.
Liner Note Author: Rick Rubin.
Recording information: Akadamie Mathematique Of Philosophical Sound Research,; Cash cabin Studio, Hendersonville, TN.
Photographer: Martyn Atkins.
Johnny Cash's final album, AMERICAN V: A HUNDRED HIGHWAYS, is a moving and fitting swan song for the legendary performer. Like Cash's other recordings with producer Rick Rubin, AMERICAN V is quiet, intense, and minimal; it creates a thrilling intimacy by keeping the focus on Cash's aging voice and increasingly soulful, nuanced phrasing.
The album was produced piecemeal, with Cash's vocal tracks recorded mere months before the artist's death in 2003, and the backing tracks added two years later. Yet the album coheres remarkably well, thanks in large part to the fine musicians on hand (including ace session guitarist Smokey Hormel). But this is Cash's show through and through. Whether on covers (Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind"), originals ("Like the 309," the last song Cash ever wrote), or spirituals ("I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now," the album's stirring, heartbreakingly appropriate closer), Cash sounds like no one but himself--weary, wise, and touched, perhaps, by an unseen hand
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.96) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Rubin had an immaculate sense of how to frame Cash's voice -- these stark, mostly acoustic arrangements don't try to conceal the singer's ruined instrument but find authority in its quavers and crags."
Rolling Stone (p.103) - Ranked #14 in Rolling Stone's "The Top 50 Albums Of 2006" -- "[T]here is a deep strength and dignity in his performances..."
Spin (p.83) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "The arrangements -- acoustic guitars, piano, harpsichord, a modest church organ, a small string section -- frame him impeccably."
Entertainment Weekly (p.158) - "The man's spirituality...is everywhere....Completely representative of the faithful old man he had become, having long ago shed his outlaw image..." -- Grade: A-
Q (p.109) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Full of humanity, declarations of eternal love and the prospect of heaven, it makes a dignified final addition to the American Recordings series."
Q (p.124) - Ranked #22 in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums of 2006" -- "A fine swansong."
No Depression (p.104) - "The results are gorgeous, haunting. The moaning, tolling cellos that assist Cash down to his knees on the prayer 'Help Me', for example, transform this album opener into one of Cash's most moving performances ever."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.89) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he dignity and sharp poetic instincts on AMERICAN V are classic Cash."
Disc 1
1 Help Me
2 God's Gonna Cut You Down
3 Like the 309
4 If You Could Read My Mind
5 Further On Up the Road
6 On the Evening Train
7 I Came To Believe
8 Love's Been Good To Me
9 Legend In My Time, A
10 Rose of My Heart
11 Four String Winds
12 I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now
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