Black Cadillac CD (2006)

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Rosanne Cash's most personal work?

by winfieldw@gmail.com on 5/14/2008

This is a spare, beautifully done, very personal album of songs about: Loss, family, and carrying on with life in the face of seemingly insurmountable issues. It should appeal to a broad spectrum of fans, from country to alt-country to blues, to modern rock. The introductory video on the enhanced CD was especially moving. And her voice sounds as rich and full as ever. Read More

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Specifications

Label Capitol
SKU 202144302
UPC 094634873802
UPC 14 00094634873802
Format CD
Release Date 1/24/2006
Links
Author Rosanne Cash
Compilation Appearance Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 2
Compilation Appearance Best Of John Hiatt
Compilation Appearance Songcatcher
Compilation Appearance Anthology
Compilation Appearance Ultimate Country Super Hits
Compilation Appearance The Legend
Compilation Appearance All Amrcn Cntry Roadt(3cd
Compilation Appearance Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band
Compilation Appearance Anchored In Love:tribute To June Cart
Compilation Appearance Drunk And Crazy Plus
Compilation Appearance Definitive Collection (1985 To 1993)
Compilation Appearance Family and Friends: Rambling Boy
Compilation Appearance Country Tops Hits Of The 80'S
Compilation Appearance Bootleg Vol IV: Soul of Truth
Compilation Appearance Johnny Cash Music Festival:2011
Compilation Appearance Woody Guthrie At 100 Live At The Kenn
Compilation Appearance To All The Girls
Compilation Appearance 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Compilation Appearance Icon:johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Country Hits Since The 80s:box Set Se
Compilation Appearance First Waltz
Compilation Appearance Roots Of Johnny Cash
Compilation Appearance Kin:songs By Mary Karr Rodney Crowe
Technical Info
Engineer John Leventhal; Kevin Killen; Mimi Parker
Producer Bill Bottrell; John Leventhal; Cheryl Kaplan; Bill Bottrell
CatalogID 3487380
Lable Name Capitol
Released 01/23/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 49m : 3s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00094634873802
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Rosanne Cash (vocals); Rosanne Cash; John Leventhal (various instruments, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, dobro, mandolin, piano, keyboards, percussion, background vocals); Bill Bottrell (guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12-string guitar, E-bow, bouzouki, mandocello, background vocals); Albert Wing (clarinet, tenor saxophone); Jose Hernandez (trumpet); Bruce Fowler (trombone); Benmont Tench (piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ, background vocals); Michael Rhodes (bass instrument); Brian Macleod (drums, background vocals); Dan Schwartz, Catherine Russell (background vocals); Kevin Breit (acoustic guitar, mandolin); Shawn Pelton, Charlie Drayton (drums).
Audio Mixers: Bill Bottrell; John Leventhal.
Liner Note Author: Rosanne Cash.
Recording information: 12th Street Studio, New York, NY (11/2004-07/2005); Loho Studios, New York, NY (11/2004-07/2005); The Pass Studio, Los Angeles, CA (11/2004-07/2005).
Photographer: Ethan Russell.
Between 2003 and 2005, Rosanne Cash lost her father Johnny, stepmother June, and mother Vivian. The songs that populate BLACK CADILLAC are fueled by those losses; it's an elegiac album full of wistful longing for the departed. At the same time, Cash's music has gotten more adventurous with each album of her career, and BLACK CADILLAC is no exception; the looming bass line that drives the opening track, for instance, could have come off a Massive Attack album, and "Burn Down This Town" rides on cutting blues guitar riffs. There are a number of contemplative ballads, of course, but the sharpness of Cash's writing and the richness of her aesthetic keep things from ever getting maudlin.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.60) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]t every turn -- high-mountain balladry, brassy R&B, near-metallic blues rock -- Rosanne sings of coming through loss with a poise and confessional will that are utterly country and absolutely in the family tradition."
Entertainment Weekly (p.84) - "[T]he best of Cash's nuanced compositions, especially the luminous piano ballads 'I Was Watching You' and 'The World Unseen,' turns her healing process into great art." -- Grade: B
Uncut (p.68) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "BLACK CADILLAC is the most intense record of Cash's career. A meditation on life and identity as much as loss, her soul is laid bare..."
Dirty Linen (p.49) - "Her intimate portraits offer a glimpse inside the Cash family circle, but just as compelling is her ability to articulate complex emotions in simple, artful, meaningful way
Mojo (Publisher) (p.93) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Cash has fashioned a tear-stained, yet tasteful, requiem."
Disc 1
1 Black Cadillac
2 Radio Operator
3 I Was Watching You
4 Burn Down This Town
5 God Is in the Roses
6 House on the Lake
7 World Unseen, The
8 Like Fugitives
9 Dreams Are Not My Home
10 Like a Wave
11 World Without Sound
12 Good Intent, The
13 0:71
Product Attributes
Artist Cash,Rosanne
Label Capitol Records

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