Tuesday, July 04, 2006

New Releases Tuesday - 7/4

Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways (Lost Highway)
You can't get any more American than Cash, so I guess it's appropriate that his last release comes out on the 4th of July. Once again under the guise of Rick Rubin, the vocal tracks for American V were cut in the months prior to his death in September of 2003, but the musical arrangements weren't worked out until last year. Cash's posthumous backing band includes Beck pal/side guitar pro Smokey Hormel, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, Matt Sweeney of Chavez fame and Ekoostik Hookah percussionist Johnny Polansky. Includes the usual batch of covers and spirituals, as well as the last song that Cash ever wrote, "Like The 309."


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