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Format: CD
Sku: 259718113
UPC: 602537559121
UPC 14: 00602537559121
Release Date: 1/14/2014
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Feather's Not a Bird, A
2. Sunken Lands, The
3. Etta's Tune
4. Modern Blue
5. Tell Heaven
6. Long Way Home, The
7. World of Strange Design
8. Night School
9. 50,000 Watts
10. When the Master Calls the Roll
11. Money Road
12. Two Girls
13. Biloxi
14. Your Southern Heart

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: John Leventhal; Rick DePofi.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: John Leventhal; Rosanne Cash.
Muze PNote Recording information: NY Noise, New York, NY; Swamp Raga Studios, Jacksonville, FL; Thompson Station, TN.
Muze PNote Photographers: Bill Lester; Clay Patrick McBride; Gordon Gillingham; John Leventhal; Reid Long; Dan Oppenheimer; Josh Johnson ; Danny Clinch.
Muze PNote Arranger: John Leventhal.
Muze PNote Nearly eight years after Rosanne Cash last released a set of original songs, 2014's The River & the Thread finds her in a reflective mood, and just as 2009's The List saw her looking back with a set of classic songs recommended by her father, the late country legend Johnny Cash, The River & the Thread is dominated by thoughts and emotions that occurred to her as she was involved in a project to restore Johnny's boyhood home. This doesn't mean that Cash has returned to the spunky, country-accented sound of her most popular work -- this is still Rosanne Cash the mature and thoughtful singer/songwriter we've come to know since the late '90s, and the tone of this album is unfailingly literate. But though this music isn't country, it's certainly Southern, and road trips from Alabama to Tennessee, visits to the Tallahatchie Bridge and Money Street, and vintage gospel music on the radio embroider these songs as Cash immerses herself in the places that were once close to home as if she's reuniting with long lost family. And two of the songs cut especially close to home -- "Etta's Tune" was written in memory of Marshall Grant, a longtime family friend and member of Johnny Cash's band, while "When the Master Calls the Roll" is a tale of love torn apart during the Civil War that Cash wrote in collaboration with her former husband Rodney Crowell and current spouse John Leventhal -- and they rank with the best material on the album, genuine and heartfelt, and written and performed with a genuine passion that never sinks into sentimental histrionics. Just as Cash's songs are crafted with a subtle intelligence, her vocals here are superb, getting to the heart of the lyrics without painting herself into a corner, and the production is rich but elegant and to the point. Rosanne Cash hasn't been especially prolific in the 21st century, and at under 40 minutes, she wasn't crafting an epic with The River & the Thread. But she's learned to make every word and every note count, and this album confirms once again that she's matured into a singular artist with the talent and the vision to make these stories of her travels in the South come to vivid and affecting life. ~ Mark Deming

Producer: John Leventhal; Rick DePofi

Engineer: John Leventhal; Rick DePofi

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/14/2014
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2014
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 3755912
Music Label Name Label : Blue Note (Label)
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 : 00602537559121

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "These evocative originals, inspired by road trips, inevitably reconnect to her Memphis roots."

Paste (magazine)
- "The 11-song cycle is mostly a meditation on the textures and musical forms that emerged South of the Mason-Dixon line."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Cash,Rosanne
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
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