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| American IV: The Man Comes Around |
|By: Johnny Cash|
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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
Feature: This CD has been professionally cleaned and resurfaced. Item is in 100% working order and guaranteed. CD case not included.
Format: Extra tracks
Number of Discs: 1
Number of Items: 1
Publication Date: November 05, 2002
Release Date: November 05, 2002
- This CD has been professionally cleaned and resurfaced. Item is in 100% working order and guaranteed. CD case not included.
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Landmark 2002 album ... the final one released during his lifetime! Covers of classics by Nine Inch Nails ; Hank Williams ; Depeche Mode ; Simon & Garfunkel ; The Beatles ; Sting and others.
On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Danny Boy," and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around, which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt"), Sting ("I Hung My Head"), and Depeche Mode ("Personal Jesus"), may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own "The Man Comes Around," filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritone-bass, frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' "In My Life," you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable. --Alanna Nash
- The Man Comes Around
- Give My Love To Rose
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- I Hung My Head
- First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
- Personal Jesus
- In My Life
- Sam Hall
- Danny Boy
- I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
- Tear Stained Letter
- Streets of Laredo
- We'll Meet Again
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