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Very Best of [Original recording remastered]

Rosanne CashAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The WheelRosanne Cash 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. The Way We Make A Broken HeartRosanne Cash 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Seven Year AcheRosanne Cash 3:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hold OnRosanne Cash 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. On The SurfaceRosanne Cash 2:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. No Memories Hangin' RoundRosanne Cash With Bobby Bare 3:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. My Baby Thinks He's A TrainRosanne Cash 3:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. I Don't Know Why You Don't Want MeRosanne Cash 3:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Blue Moon With Heartache (Album Version)Rosanne Cash 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Western Wall (Album Version)Rosanne Cash 3:00Album Only
listen11. Tennessee Flat Top Box (Album Version)Rosanne Cash 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. September When It Comes (Album Version)Johnny Cash 3:38Album Only
listen13. Sleeping In Paris (Album Version)Rosanne Cash 4:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Never Be You (Album Version)Rosanne Cash 3:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. What We Really WantRosanne Cash 3:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Seventh AvenueRosanne Cash 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 

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"I went back to where I was born, and these songs started arriving in me," says Rosanne Cash. "All these things happened that made me feel a deeper connection to the South than I ever had. We started finding these great stories, and the melodies that went with those experiences."
With The River and the Thread, Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of ... Read more in Amazon's Rosanne Cash Store

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  • Audio CD (November 8, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,720 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Two special duets- No Memories Hangin' Around with Bobby Bare and September When It Comes with her dad, one of his last recordings-join her hits Seven Year Ache; Never Be You (alternate version); The Way We Make a Broken Heart; My Baby Thinks He's a Train; Hold On; On the Surface 14 key Cash cuts from 1979 to 2003!

Johnny Cash's eldest daughter has certainly come far from her days apprenticing in his stage show. An earnest late-'70s country rocker, she evolved into a sophisticated singer-songwriter whose blend of traditional country and mainstream folk and literate, dark worldview anticipated decades before it emerged. This 1983-2003 anthology includes her debut hit "No Memories Hangin' 'Round," a 1979 duet with Bobby Bare. While "My Baby Thinks He's a Train," the 1981 rockabilly twanger first recorded by Asleep at the Wheel, seemed to herald a retro direction, Cash confounded those who would speculate on her direction. She complemented compelling originals like "Seven Year Ache" and "Blue Moon with Heartache" with her definitive rendition of John Hiatt's "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" and a crisp revival of her dad's 1961 hit "Tennessee Flat Top Box." The set also samples her songwriting collaborations with former husband Rodney Crowell and current husband-producer John Leventhal. For those just discovering the second generation of Cash talent, this is an enlightening start. --Rich Kienzle

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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lives up to it's title November 8, 2005
Format:Audio CD
There are many Rosanne Cash collections out there. This one lives up to it's title though. The songs collected here are truly some of the best from Rosanne's albums. Although most of the songs on here were hits there are a few that recieved little to no airplay. Her #1 country singles are included as well as one previously unreleased track. That track, "Never Be You" was originally recorded in 1983 for the "Streets Of Fire" soundtrack. For whatever reason Rosanne's version wasn't included on the soundtrack, instead Maria McKee's take on the Tom Petty song was. Rosanne would later redo the song for her "Rhythm & Romance" album in 1985. The original version, produced by Rodney Crowell and Jimmy Iovine lacks the punch of her later remake, but is a gem nonetheless.

Just about each of Rosanne's albums from 1979 thru 2003 are represented here. Only 1982's "Somewhere In The Stars" is overlooked. Too bad too, "Ain't No Money" was the hit from that album but perhaps because it's sounds too much like "Seven Year Ache" it's not thought of as her best?

In a sense "Very Best Of" replaces her earlier "Greatest Hits" disc, in some ways it's a nice companion to it. If you're new to the music of Rosanne Cash, this album is a good place to start. If you find you do like this album, you'll want to explore the other albums in her catalog. For the most part, Rosanne's albums are much like Emmylou Harris's in that there really isn't a weak one in the bunch.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Velvet Dress December 26, 2006
Format:Audio CD
"I'm holdin' back the tears while you're pushin' me away. But on the surface everything's okay. Yeah on the surface, everything's okay.....

"On the Surface" - Rosanne Cash

Cherished friends gave this to me as a Christmas gift and its exquisite and often poignant exploration of love and the human heart is both elegant and graceful beyond words. Yet those words, crafted for the most part by Rosanne Cash herself, are like diamond settings in a fragile necklace; singularly beautiful but even lovelier when strung together. This new compilation is a reworking of her "Hits" collection that includes some of her most beautiful recent work.

"Blue moon out my window, guess this means goodnight. And you come in and start right in, not treatin' me right."

"Blue Moon with Heartache" - Rosanne Cash

Roseanne Cash's music eventually became too expansive and exquisite for country radio. Not rock enough for that format either, she took her own path, legions of fans yearning for her emotional and intelligent reflections on our search for "What We Really Want," which, of course, is love. That search is often painful and leaving in its wake pieces of our hearts like ashes from a fire. That fire burns bright in the lush, sultry and sophisticated vocals of Cash.

"No one sees behind the mask. No one knows I'm sinkin' fast. Soon we'll be sleeping in Paris. And we can set those angels free....

"Sleeping in Paris" - Rosanne Cash

Whether it's a blueprint for "The Way We Make a Broken Heart" or the yearning of "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me" this 25 year compilation of songs from one of the most gifted singer/songwriters/producers in the music business is certain to please anyone with an ear for beauty and truth. Listening to Cash is like looking at a tear-stained velvet dress and having someone tell you the story behind every blemish. A terrific gift for the heart.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One track missing January 5, 2006
By T. B.
Format:Audio CD
Unfortunately, the cd doesn't have Rosanne's version of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" from the Best of the Columbia Radio Hour vol. 1 cd. It's worth seeking out if you don't have it for this beautiful performance (and many other great tracks). Otherwise, this is a terrific overview.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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This is an outstanding, career spaning, compilation of Rosanne's greatest songs. It even has one song, featuring her Dad, Johnny Cash. It consists of 16 songs. Many of the songs one this album cd were written by Rosanne herself.

The songs are as follows:
1.The Wheel
2.The Way We Make a Broken Heart
3.Seven Year Ache
4.Hold ON
5.On the Surface
6.No Memories Hangin' Around
7.My Baby Thinks He's a Train
8.I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me
9.Blue Moon with Heartache
10.Western Wall
11.Tennessee Flat Top Box
12.September When It Comes (Featuring Johnny Cash)
13.Sleeping in Paris
14.Never Be You
15.What We Really Want
16.Seventh Avenue

Overall, this is an excellent compilation album cd from Rosanne, and I highly recommend it. Thanks!!!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touches my heart June 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Roseanne's velvet voice and honest lyrics really touch my heart. This CD is easy on the ears and lifts the spirit. I have been searching for ages for a female vocalist that expresses what is in my heart, that sings the songs that speak my mind. All the selections are very well done, and it would be hard to choose just one as a favorite. I get a kick out of "My Baby Thinks He's a Train" and the versatility of her voice as she emulates the rhythms and sounds associated with trains. "Never Be You" is strong vocally and speaks to that lost love we all have known. "Seven Year Ache" is a song with no equal... it just draws you in. "What We Really Want" ... is love... so true. I really like "No Memories Hangin' Round" with Bobby Bare - they are so good together. The guitar work and instruments are all excellent. You can't go wrong with this CD.
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Published 13 days ago by zaurus46
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
it was great to listen.
Published 3 months ago by sammie marler
5.0 out of 5 stars Rosanne Cash, great voice wonderful music
I really like her music. Great vocals, and the instrumentation behind the vocals is wonderful to listen to as well.
Published 5 months ago by wineman2
5.0 out of 5 stars Any or all Cash material great
I love country June Carter & Johnny Cash & of course Rosanne Cash excellent another purchase I didn't need had to have,I love it.
Published 5 months ago by DebRDel
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
This is the first CD by Rosanne Cash. I enjoyed the music by her father so I decided to try one of her recordings. I enjoy listening to
this CD. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mary Veale
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine work, can get all these trax plus more
Well done. All the tracks, plus later hits and a few rarities, appear on The Essential Roseanne Cash 2-disks mastered superbly in Austria. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dr. J
5.0 out of 5 stars gotta love roseanne
I heard Roseanne interview on NPR Terry Gross and fell in love with her and now her music. She is truly a warm person and soothing voice to listen to. Read more
Published on January 9, 2012 by bjp
5.0 out of 5 stars A tremendous CD, get it today!!!
Roseanne has always been one of my favorite artists...from her duet with Bobby Bare to her brand new CD. Anyone looking for some great mellow music, this is the one to grab.
Published on December 26, 2009 by Patrick W. Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars the apples don't fall far from the trees
This is a great recording. The selections are perfect. The duet with her father is outstanding and poignant. Beautiful music. Not really country (which I am not fond of).
Published on September 9, 2009 by Jane Austen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good despite a rough shipper
All three CD's I ordered showed up damaged. Having worked for a major shipper when I was younger, I believe the damage was from the shipper. Read more
Published on February 8, 2009 by R. Fox
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