Johnny Cash : American Recordings III

Johnny Cash : American Recordings III


Johnny Cash : American Recordings III : Solitary man

Recorded in 2000

American Recordings 500986

Analogue Productions - Quality Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - I Won't Back Down
A2 - Solitary Man
A3 - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
A4 - One
A5 - Nobody
A6 - I See A Darkness
A7 - The Mercy Seat
B1 - Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)
B2 - Field Of Diamonds
B3 - Before My Time
B4 - Country Trash
B5 - Mary Of The Wild Moor
B6 - I'm Leavin' Now
B7 - Wayfaring Stranger

For younger generations of musicians, having their song cut by Johnny Cash must be a little like scaling the Washington Monument. On his third album for producer Rick Rubin's American label, Cash makes Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" sound like a companion classic to "I Walk the Line." He transforms U2's "One" into a sturdy testament of plainspoken faith, while he plumbs the netherworld of Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat" and Will Oldham's "I See a Darkness." Amid more familiar fare (including Neil Diamond's title track), the album's sing-along standout is the deadpan, down-and-out, talking blues of "Nobody." Cash's recent originals have the age-old purity of Appalachian music, while the traditional closing of "Wayfaring Stranger" offers bittersweet benediction. Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, and June Carter Cash provide vocal cameos.