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2010 release, the sixth and final chapter in the American series from the Country legend. Containing a collection of his final recordings, American VI: Ain't No Grave features one Johnny Cash original plus nine Cash-ified cover versions. Includes the Avett Brothers appearing on the title track plus musical assistance from Mike Campbell, Smokey Hormel, Matt Sweeney, Benmont Tench, Jonny Polosky and others.
- Language : English
- Product Dimensions : 4.92 x 5.51 x 0.43 inches; 2.96 Ounces
- Manufacturer : American Recordings/Lost Highway
- Item model number : 8430322
- Original Release Date : 2010
- SPARS Code : ADD
- Date First Available : December 19, 2009
- Label : American Recordings/Lost Highway
- ASIN : B0030NL8KK
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,235 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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All of the American Recording albums are great, they all have strengths and weaknesses, but by and large they are all worth owning. The haunting traditional title track is given the royal Cash treatment replete with graveyard chains and stomps like a corpse rising from the crypt coming to take back what is rightfully his. A strong cover of Sheryl Crow's "Redemption Day" from her 1996 self-titled sophomore album. Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times" can be seen as a farewell from Cash to his fans. They hymnal "I Corinthians 15:55" looks at the afterlife. Tom Paxton's "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" is an exceptionally well written song done justice by Cash's world-weary filter, one of the best tracks here.
The old country and western "A Satisfied Mind" is given authority by Cash's wisdom (check out Lindsey Buckingham's version on his 1981 album "Law & Order" for a different take). "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Cool Water", "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream" and "Aloha Oe" are all fine pieces to conclude the album.
Never say never. I'm sure there must be some dusty recordings in a cobwebbed corner that Rubin has yet to clean up. "American VII" could be in the future. If not, this album is a fitting end to the Man In Black's legacy.
Johnny set the words of St. Paul to music in the piece "I Corinthians 15:55, and when he sings "Oh death, where is thy sting, Oh grave where is thy victory?" I know he is singing these words from his heart. He meant the words that he penned when he wrote this song. He knew that he'd see June again. This is not the music of a man who, even though looking death in the face, is in any way afraid of it.
I also loved the song "I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound", another oldy that is a favourite of years.
This album deserves every one of the five stars I gave it!
I've enjoyed the first five American Recordings CDs and shoud have purchased this one immediately. It's just great. Johnny's vocals actually seem stronger than the collection on American V, though of course all the tracks were recorded at approximately the same time. This is really a strong album. All ten tracks are well interpreted, though maybe "Aloha Ou" seems an odd choice, it's a decent farewell track.
Even aging and ill, there's just something compelling about Cash and the way he interprets any song.
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While many seem to somewhat dislike this album I actually think it is one of the best of the American recordings series, which as a whole are some of the best work Cash ever did.
I find the sometimes cracking and weaker voice on some tracks add to the power of this album rather than detract from it and Cash retains a great masculinity and honesty in his vocals despite his obviously weakening physical being due to ill-health.
Rather than being concerned about image or being pretentious Cash appears totally honest, sometimes brutally so and many songs appear to be him reflecting on the good and bad in his life.
In all Cash's work his voice is the stand-out factor to me and the simple arrangements in the American recordings series make the very best of it.