Johnny Cash Unchained (American II) 180g LP
TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal
Audiophile 180g Vinyl Reissue Of Volume II of Johnny Cash's American Recordings Albums!
Rick Rubin Supervised Cutting & Pressed at QRP! Features Covers of Beck, Don Gibson, Soundgarden and Jimmie Rodgers!
The first four songs on Unchained come from the songbooks of Beck, Don Gibson,
Soundgarden, and Jimmie Rodgers. What might look like absurdly unsupportable
eclecticism in other artists, of course, is pretty much standard stuff for Cash.
Unchained is hardly standard, though; it's more like the best album he's made
since his 1984 departure from Columbia Records. Not only is this a stack of
songs perfectly and idiosyncratically suited to the man, they're given
door-rattling backing treatment by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who prove as
fitting for Cash's music as his own Tennessee Two was back in the day.
Two years on from his triumphant comeback album, American Recordings, 1996's
Unchained took the blueprint of it's predecessor and added Tom Petty & The
Heartbreakers to the mix along with Marty Stuart, Lindsey Buckingham, Flea and
many others. The results were just as fantastic, adding a different dimension
and fullness to the overall sound, but maintaining the mood and atmosphere that
made American Recordings such a treasure. Songs written by Petty, Chris Cornell
and Beck rub shoulders with a handful of Johnny Cash originals.
• Audiophile 180g Vinyl
• Rick Rubin Supervised Cutting & Pressed at QRP
2. Sea of Heartbreak
3. Rusty Cage
4. The One Rose
5. Country Boy
6. Memories are Made of This
1. Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
2. Southern Accents
3. Mean Eyed Cat
4. Meet Me In Heaven
5. I Never Picked Cotton
7. I've Been Everywhere