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"ch4zz" (Conway, Arkansas)
35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
AMAZING set. Worth every penny. God bless you Rick Rubin.
, December 31, 2003
Alot of people are going to tell you alot of bad things about
UnEarthed. The worst things I've heard are :
1.) The packaging/binding isn't very good - it's very flimsy
2.) There's only one CD worth buying in the set
3.) My mother's hymn book is boring
And I've heard so much stuff. BUT THIS SET IS AWESOME, DO NOT
LISTEN TO ALL THE BAD! :)
First CD - Who's Gonna Cry
This is an awesome CD - with much the same sound of American
Recordings. Just John alone with his guitar. Standout songs are:
Long Black Veil and Flesh and Blood - it's cool to hear John sing
these old ones again!
Just The Other Side of Nowhere, Understand your man, Two Timing
Woman, If I give my Soul, The Fourth man in the fire, No Earthly
Good, and Book Review (yes - I love it. It's kind of like getting
to know John, because he's talking about a book and it's really cool
to listen to him.) This whole CD is good, but those are my favorite
Second CD - Trouble In Mind
In my opinion - this is one of the best Johnny discs I've ever heard
in my life. It has the Unchained sound. It features Carl Perkins,
Flea and Chad from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and of course - Tom
Petty and the Heartbreakers.
I'm A Drifter (Dolly Parton cover - this is an awesome song!)
Trouble In Mind
As Long As (this features June - it's really cool)
The Running Kind (with Tom Petty)
Everybody's trying To Be My Baby (with Carl Perkins)
Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (with Carl Perkins)
T Is For Texas and Devil's Right Hand - these both feature the "Red
Devils" - a group that was on American at the time.
Bird On A Wire (Live with orchestra) - this is one of the coolest
songs on the whole set - I love to hear it on surround sound - EXTRA
Like I said, this CD is awesome, every track is good - but those are
my personal favorites.
Disc Three - Redemption Songs
This sounds like later recordings, it had much the same sound of
The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore - June did this song on her
CD "Press On"
Redemption Song (with Joe Strummer) - I actually heard this ON THE
RADIO in Tennessee before I got the box set. This is a cool Bob
Father & Son (with Fiona Apple)
He Stopped Loving Her Today ( an old No-Show Jones cover. It's
Cindy (with Nick Cave) - this is one of two songs he did with Nick
Cave - the other is on American IV.
Gentle On My Mind - this features Glen Campbell.
You Are My Sunshine - at the end, someone says "This was the short
version" and John chimes in with - "When I feel like my songs
sung...Its done. And I feel like my song...was sung!"
You'll Never Walk Alone - this is a beautiful song. One of two they
did in a cathedral - the other was Danny Boy on American IV.
Disc 4 - My Mother's Hymn Book
I grew up Southern Baptist - and I consider this one of my favorite
Johnny CD's ever - I could sing along with all the hymns! Me and my
wife sang along all the way through Tennessee on our vacation to
I Shall Not Be Moved
When The Roll
I'll Fly Away
Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies
In The Sweet By And By
In The Garden
Softly and Tenderly
Just as I am
I'm Bound For The Promised Land
Disc 5 - Best Of American
I don't know why they threw this in - I have all of American
Recordings, but I bet they did it for new Johnny fans, which in my
opinion is a great idea.
The Man Comes Around
And to end this review - the boxing. I believe the box set is
great. It has two things in it. Unearthed: Text, and Unearthed:
Music. Text is just an interview, and basically has John and Rick's
comments on EVERY single song. It's really cool. And the music
comes in a little book, in these old hi-fi looking sleeves. I think
To sum it all up - this is a great box set. I love it. And I would
advise anyone to get it. :)
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Don't listen to the others - this is terrible, awful!
, October 18, 2003
When I saw this CD being compared with RUN DMC and people saying MACHO MAN actually had MIC SKILL, I had to put something down. DO NOT BUY THIS CD AT ALL COSTS. It contains a bunch of sub-par beats, if that, a 54 year old man who rasps while he raps, and a bunch of lame one liners and weak insults. Okay? If you want to hear rap with good beats buy something else! Like Nelly, Murphy Lee, Ras Kass, Dr. Dre, XZibit, Outkast/Big Boi.... actually, I'd rather hear someone tap on a window and beat box over it than listen to him rap about his 3 minute cameo on Spider Man as a feature role. It was called "Spider Man" not "White Men Can't Rap". Eminem would be tearin up the Mach' if he heard this. This is a discrace to MUSIC!
6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This is a joke
, October 7, 2003
I liked Macho Man as a wrestler, but after hearing this album, I thought to myself "What is this mess." I was appalled. Why would someone who had a large run in the WWE and WCW and had plenty of money to fall back on produce a CD full of garbage and boring one-line insults at past opponents? I still don't have an answer to that question. All I do have to say is DO NOT buy this CD at all costs. Unless you're a die hard Macho Man fan and want to hang this CD on the wall, other wise, don't waste your money.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ras Kass does it again
, August 19, 2003
After hearing Rassassination - I was hooked on Ras. He was awesome. And I wondered - how will this CD sound? After all - not all the songs are by Ras himself. I was looking foward to this release for a long time and finally heard it and it is worth it. This CD is awesome. Ras came back with some good stuff and I am a happy customer. It's unfortunate that Van Gogh never saw the light of day - althought most of the songs are on Kazaa. Buy this CD, every song is good and it's a classic BUMP this sh*t CD.