Johnny Cash – American IV – The Man Comes Around (2002)

Posted By : janwal46 | Date : 31 Oct 2009 01:34:05 | Comments : 10 |

Johnny Cash – American IV – The Man Comes Around (2002)
American Recordings | 2002 | Country | FLAC+CUE+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | NO LOG | 323Mb+5Mb

This collection of songs from various artists sung by the great man in black is superb. All of the songs tell tales of heart-break, loves, losses, armageddon, and hope. The great thing about Cash on this album is that he really uses his voice to evoke the emotions behind the songs. On "Hurt," a tune by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, Cash sings "What have I become/My sweetest Friend/Everyone I know goes away/In the end," and boy can you tell that he means what he sings. It's so brilliant that I prefer Cash's version to the original. Cash has never been known for his beautiful voice, so like Dylan, he uses his own phrasings to really carry the song. He was very wise in his choices of what songs to record on this album. He chose stuff that you wouldn't think he would choose, such as "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode, and "Bridge Over troubled water" by Simon and Garfunkel. Rick Rubin did a perfect job with the production on this album, it's somewhat spare. It deserves a place in any music lovers collection.

Please note that this is an old but good rip (without log), made with an old version of EAC, and coming from my archives on external hard disc.

Personnel Includes:

Johnny Cash - Vocals, Guitar
Fiona Apple, Don Henley, Nick Cave - Vocals
Smokey Hormel - Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar
Randy Scruggs, Jeff Hannah, Kerry Marx, Mike Campbell, Marty Stuart, John Frusciante, Thom Bresh - Acoustic Guitar
"Cowboy" Jack Clement - Dobro
David Ferguson - Ukelele
Laura Cash - Fiddle
Terry Harrington - Clarinet
Benmont Tench - Piano, Wurlitzer Piano, Organ, Harmonium, Pipe Organ, Mellotron
Roger Manning Jr. - Piano, Harmonium, Chamberlain, Mellotron, Orchestra Bells
Billy Preston - Piano
Joey Waronker – Drums


01. The Man Comes Around
02. Hurt
03. Give My Love To Rose
04. Bridge Over Troubled Water
05. I Hung My Head
06. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
07. Personal Jesus
08. In My Life
09. Sam Hall
10. Danny Boy
11. Desperado
12. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
13. Tear Stained Letter
14. Streets Of Laredo
15. We'll Meet Again

Recorded At Cash Cabin Studio, Nashville, TN
Produced By Rick Rubin

Sound Quality: 9

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Posted By: airgarcia Date: 31 Oct 2009 02:47:52
I just wanted to express a big Thank You for all of the wonderful music you have put up! I greatly appreciate your efforts!
Posted By: ungdomshus Date: 31 Oct 2009 07:37:32
Thank you very much :-)
Posted By: georudana Date: 05 Nov 2009 12:04:54
Many thanks for these classic albums and in lossless format. Can you make available Vols I & VI in the same lossless format? Thanks in advance
Posted By: arshille Date: 23 Jan 2010 10:36:33
janwal46 - thanx for all the work that you put into sharing this wonderful music with the Avax community.
best wishes from - arshille
Posted By: rg1960 Date: 23 Jan 2010 14:38:26

Thank you very much!

I have to say, that I am not a C&W fan at all. But since I saw "Walk The Line" with Joaquín Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter, I became interested in the person of Johnny Cash. Plus my asthonisment after I watched the remake of "Dawn Of The Dead" from Zak Snyder, to find out, that the song "The Man Comes Around" from the OST was from Johnny Cash. This song gave me the shivers, but not because of the film! It was the lyrics, the voice, the intonation of the words - really outstanding - the song touched me to my bones.

So I am really glad to see the "American Recordings" here, now I can feed my interest in his work more and more. I know, it´s from the end bit of his live and career, but one have to start somewhere. This is a new find to me, so thank you for broaden my perspective onto music and Johnny Cash.

Posted By: beau21 Date: 20 Feb 2010 23:14:58
Thanks a million!

Take care!
Posted By: diddlycrap Date: 28 Jul 2010 09:41:58
Many thanks for this.
Rowland from Oz
Posted By: maxpowers Date: 18 Aug 2011 05:08:21
Thank you very much.
Posted By: ingope Date: 26 May 2012 18:49:47
Great! Thanks a lot.
Posted By: RonFagan Date: 18 May 2013 11:03:52
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