Stereophile Magazine Record to Die For!
Audiophile 180g Vinyl Reissue Of Cash's 1994 Stripped Down Acoustic Album Of Moving Songs!
Rick Rubin Supervised Cutting & Pressed at QRP!
Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums of All Time - Rated 366/500!
In 1994 Cash stunned the music world with this commanding collection of 13 solo acoustic performances that roll from gospel to cowboy to sarcastic folk. Minimalism had long been Cash's meal ticket, but this time around, producer Rick Rubin stripped it all away, recording the bulk of the record in Cash's cabin or his own living room (two cuts were captured live at the Viper Room in front of an emphatic audience). Cash offers five typically direct and vivid originals, but he also seizes control of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Loudon Wainwright. Decades after "Hey Porter," Cash delivers a pure, naked, and incredibly moving record that, dare we say, rivals the impact of his greatest achievements.
• Rick Rubin Supervised Cutting & Pressed at QRP
1. Delia's Gone
2. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
3. The Beast In Me
4. Drive On
5. Why Me Lord
7. Oh, Bury Me Not
8. Introduction to "Cowboy's Prayer"
1. Bird On A Wire
2. Tennessee Stud
3. Down There By The Train
5. Like A Soldier
6. The Man Who Couldn't Cry