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American Recordings (Reis)
Genres: Country, Pop
Out of print in the U.S.! Johnny Cash had already recorded some of the most important Country albums in the history of the genre, yet, although he was still making quality music throughout the '80s, record sales and label ... more »
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Out of print in the U.S.! Johnny Cash had already recorded some of the most important Country albums in the history of the genre, yet, although he was still making quality music throughout the '80s, record sales and label support were the lowest he'd ever experienced in his entire career. By the early '90s, he was without a label for the first time in four decades. Longtime fan, label owner and producer Rick Rubin stepped in, asked Johnny to return to his roots and together, they re-created the legend of the Man In Black. Features Cash performing his own compositions as well as songs from Loudon Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Nick Lowe, Tom Waits and Glenn Danzig. American Recordings earned Johnny a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. A stunning return to form. Warner.
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Elizabeth M. from ORADELL, NJ
Reviewed on 11/20/2009...
The Man in Black still in his prime!
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Johnny is value for your cash
K. Brooks | bolton england uk | 07/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"just dim the lights open a bottle of wine sit back and just listen, let the music take you over. this album is simply one of his best every track is great with 'the beast in me' being my personal favourite. fantastic value for money. i recommend the american recordings to all johnny cash fans and as an introduction to newcomers just to show you how good the man in black was."
A Great Series of Recordings
JD | Rochester, NY USA | 08/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After hearing so many people gush about the Johnny Cash /Rick Rubin American series for several years, I finally got around to giving them a listen. I started with the first one "American Recordings". The first listen was a wow moment. A few weeks later I bought the next three "Unchained", "American III: Solitary Man" and American IV: The Man Comes Around". I had a long day of data entry to do so I ended up listening to these three CDs in one sitting on head phones. Amazingly I did not get bored with them and the time just flew by.
They did everything right on this series, from song selection to what seamed like the unerring production on every track. Be it Johnny with one guitar or a full band it seamed like no mistakes were made. Cash's voice was starting fade a bit on American IV but I found it to be an apt conclusion to his story in music. All four CDs are worth having and I will get American V some time soon.
This is a very fitting swansong for Cash.