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Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man (ltd. Edition)

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Johnny Cash
American III: Solitary Man (ltd. Edition)

Label American Recordings
Erstveröffentlichung 14.03.2014
Format LP (+DLCload-Code)
Lieferzeit 4 – 7 Werktage
Preis 16,95 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Nachdem der Mann den treuen Fan und Käufer jetzt über Monate mit Reissues beschäftigt hat, folgt nun das dritte Album auf American, stilistisch ähnlich wie die beiden Vorgänger („American Recordings“ und „Unchained“) angelegt und natürlich produziert von Rick Rubin.

Zu den Studiogästen zählten diesmal Tom Petty (Voc, organ), Sheryl Crow (voc, accordion), Merle Haggard (voc, guitar), June Carter Cash (voc), Norman Blake (git), Mike Cmpbell (git), Laura Cash (Fiddle), Will Oldham (voc), Randy Scruggs (git), Marty Stuart (git), Benmont Tench (piano, organ, harmonium).

Neben Traditionals und eigenem Material bietet die CD auch einige Coverversionen, so zum Beispiel: I Won’t Back Down (Petty), Solitary Man (Neil Diamond), One (U 2), I See A Darkness (Will Oldham), The Mercy Seat (Cave/Harvey), Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) (David Allan Coe).

Besonders das furiose “Mercy Seat” und das an ein altes Traditional gemahnende „I See A Darkness“ (mit einer grandios rumeiernden Oldham Stimme im Background) können begeistern. Aber eigentlich geht es schon beim bezwingenden Titelstück los, sodass das Album als Gesamtwerk mehr als beeindruckt. Wir können froh sein, dass wir das noch erleben durften...

Review

Our record of the year !
“As interpreter par excellence of the seedier side of life, Johnny Cash could be considered something of a spiritual godfather to Johnny Dowd and the sadcore crowd. Itþs certainly a connection encouraged by Solitary Man, the third Cash album recorded with producer Rick Rubin, which includes a stunning version of Bonnie Prince Billyþs "I See A Darkness" on which Billy himself (Will Oldham) contributes backing vocals.
Oldhamþs profession of introverted melancholy fits perfectly with Cashþs renowned Man In Black person

Tracklisting
almost as well, in fact, as Nick Caveþs ûûThe Mercy Seatûû, the latest in Cashþs illustrious line of prison songs, its florid, Dylanesque organ and piano protesting too much, methinks, on behalf of the singerþs innocence. The gently resolute tones of Tom Pettyþs ûûI Wonþt Back Downûû and Neil Diamondþs ûûSolitary Manûû are also well suited to Cashþs mordant fatalism. <
>Less successful is a version of U2þs ûûOneûû which presents the eco-anthem as earnest folk-rock declamation, with sparse piano chords adding emphasis to the acoustic guitar, before the swelling organ overcooks things in the later stages. Thatþs a small gripe, though: for the most part, Solitary Man reinforces Cashþs reputation as song stylist, recasting familiar material in ways which reveal new layers of meaning.” (The Independent)
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