Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I Would Like to See You Again
Genres: Country, Pop
Listening to I Would Like to See You Again, one might accuse the Man in Black of waxing nostalgic. Just about everything on this album references the past, from surprisingly upbeat reminiscences of lost love and friendship... more »
Listening to I Would Like to See You Again, one might accuse the Man in Black of waxing nostalgic. Just about everything on this album references the past, from surprisingly upbeat reminiscences of lost love and friendship to endearing stories of his childhood. Though "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang," one of two duets with Waylon Jennings, and the title track made chart appearances when this album was originally released in 1978, this is not the era remembered as Cash's finest hour. Still, there's something rather sweet and innocent about this collection, thanks in part to Larry Butler's multitextured production. By 1978, Cash had been at this for decades, and that alone gives him leave to spend a little time looking back. --Genevieve Williams
Cash in the 70's
Tore BÝ | Bergen, Norway | 06/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It is great to see that Columbia has released a new box-set by this great man, but somehow both the label and Johnny Cash himself seems to believe that the 70's were his darkest years. Nothing could be more far from the truth. Big John was in his peak years vocally speaking and did experiment more than any other country-singer. This is a fine album, highlighted by the excellent title track and his duets with Waylon. Now I like to see more releases from the 70's. I know John does not like "John R. Cash", but it is a fantastic album with covers of "My Old Kentucky Home", "Lady Came From Baltimore" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down". Here are some other great Cash-albums that deserve the CD-teatment: "Gone Girl", "Silver", "One Piece At A Time", "Any Old Wind That Blows", "Man In Black", "A Thing Called Love", "Gospel Road", "Look At Them Beans", "Ragged Old Flag", "The Last Gunfighter Ballad" and a collection of obscure singles like these gems: "Praise The Lord And Pass The Soup", "No Need To Worry" and "A Little Bit Of Yesterday"."
I sure am glad to see you again
Tore BÝ | 06/09/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have upwards of 20 Johnny Cash albums but this one is my favourites and that is saying a lot. I was overjoyed to see it re-released on CD. The title track "I Would Like To See You Again" is one of my favourite songs ever, and in my opinion, quintessential Johnny Cash. Great too are "Who's Gene Autrey?", a nostalgic tribute to the genre and the good ole boys style track "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" with Waylon Jennings. If you like vintage Johnny Cash, buy it."
JC reflecting on the past and wishing
Peter Durward Harris | Leicester England | 02/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This may not go down in history as one of Johnny's classic albums, but is still a very fine album that should not be ignored. The songs generally feature Johnny reminiscing about the past, as in the title track, or wishing, as in After taxes, where he lists all the ways he could spend his money if he didn't have to pay any taxes.The album features two duets with Waylon Jennings - the earliest recordings they did together as far as I am aware, although they recorded plenty together in the eighties. I wish I was crazy again is brilliant, but the other duet, There ain't no good chain gang, is even better. It was one of two hits from the album, the other being the title track.The song, I would like to see you again, has been covered by both Don Williams and Kenny Rogers, so that shows what a great song it is. In that song, Johnny reflects on the past but is not in any way bitter about it. For the most part, that is the mood of the album - reflective, easy-going, music. The lyrics provide food for thought if you listen closely, otherwise it serves as pleasant background music.Johnny has made more attention-grabbing albums, but perhaps therein lies the charm of this album.."