Johnny Cash - Unearthed (2003) [FLAC] (Box Set 5-CD Limited Edition)
5CDs | Audio CD (November 25, 2003) | FLAC(tracks) + LOG + CUE | Covers | 1.95 GB
Genre: Country Rock | Label: American Recordings/Lost Highway
UNEARTHED is a limited number printed at once 5 disc box set which includes 4 CD's of in no degree- before-heard recordings, plus a Best of Cash put ~ American disc. Deluxe packaging includes a clergymen bound 104 page book, never-ahead of-seen photos, Johnny's personal comments, thoughts, and memories hind part before every song.
Personnel includes: Johnny Cash (vocals, acoustic guitar); June Carter Cash, John Carter Cash, Laura Cash, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Carl Perkins, Willie Nelson, Glen Campbell, Greg Fidelman, Flea, John Frusciante, Red Devils, Chad Smith, Marty Stuart, Fiona Apple, Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Tom Morello, Sheryl Crow.
When Johnny Cash passed away in September 2003, American music abstracted one of its giants, but three months later, Lost Highway posthumously illuminated his bequest with this fascinating five-disc box regular. UNEARTHED contains no less than 64 antecedently unreleased recordings from Cash's AMERICAN RECORDINGS years (essentially 1994-2002) that illusion the broad range of Cash's interests and interpretive capabilities. Accompanied, despite the most part, only by acoustic guitar, he covers Neil Young (the poetic, impressionistic "Pocahontas"), Steve Earle (the rowdy rebel song "Devil's Right Hand"), Jimmy Webb (a weak "Wichita Lineman"), and others.
Cash reaches into the accomplished and future simultaneously, performing duets by younger artists (Fiona Apple on the Cat Stevens fit disposition "Father and Son," Joe Strummer forward the Bob Marley evergreen "Redemption Song") and trawling his hold memory for the old folk, political division, and gospel tunes that influenced him. In deed, an entire disc is devoted to his abash-but-impassioned gospel performances. The emotional authority and overwhelming benevolence Cash brings to every song suit one to marvel that these were entirely the outtakes from his sessions. On the graveyard-positive "The Caretaker," Cash eerily intones "Who's gonna sob when old John dies?" On the base of this collection alone the reply should be, just about everybody.