The W
Views: 123682338
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
22.5.10 1831
The 7 - Music - American V In Stores Today Register and log in to post!
(778 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (7 total)
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst
Level: 106

Posts: 2470/3063
EXP: 12575754
For next: 96230

Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 6 days
AIM:  
#1 Posted on 4.7.06 1542.23
Reposted on: 4.7.13 1542.24
Just a reminder that American V: A Hundred Highways, the penultimate American Recordings CD from the late Johnny Cash is in stores today, July 4, 2006. His voice was almost gone and it's hard to listen to, but it's another incredibly powerful masterpiece. If "I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now" doesn't put tears in your eyes, there's something horribly wrong with you.
Promote this thread!
Mayhem
Scrapple
Level: 114

Posts: 2541/3691
EXP: 16078617
For next: 231000

Since: 25.4.03
From: Nashville, TN

Since last post: 109 days
Last activity: 5 days
#2 Posted on 5.7.06 0821.40
Reposted on: 5.7.13 0823.01

Here's a great review of it from CNN.com (cnn.com).

Appearantly there are still about 60 unreleased songs, so the American series isn't over.
spf
Scrapple
Level: 136

Posts: 3596/5410
EXP: 29827813
For next: 269179

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Las Vegas of Canada

Since last post: 568 days
Last activity: 116 days
AIM:  
#3 Posted on 5.7.06 0958.06
Reposted on: 5.7.13 0958.52
"God's Gonna Cut You Down" is one of the most bad-ass songs ever recorded. Cash bringing the fire and brimstone with a very Old Testament whoop-ass bringing deity. As he got closer to death it seems like every album got somehow more pure and more elemental.
StaggerLee
Scrapple
Level: 151

Posts: 3057/6955
EXP: 42405516
For next: 891060

Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 17 hours
Last activity: 14 hours
#4 Posted on 6.7.06 2243.39
Reposted on: 6.7.13 2244.24
Just picked this up tonite. It is an awesome collection of tunes, beautiful production and Johnny Cash, who's voice was basically hit or miss for most of the recordings, brings so much life to these songs. If you liked any of the other American series, I would highly suggest picking this up. Be forwarned though, there is only one song most people might know, the rest are obscure country or gospel tunes. But, well worth the money.
Deputy Marshall
Liverwurst
Level: 68

Posts: 769/1148
EXP: 2669948
For next: 58866

Since: 28.6.04
From: Troy, NY

Since last post: 949 days
Last activity: 470 days
#5 Posted on 8.7.06 0416.48
Reposted on: 8.7.13 0417.23
Just picked this up today, and it's amazing. "If You Could Read My Mind" made me forget Gordon Lightfoot ever wrote/recorded the song. Jesus, it almost brought tears to my eyes...

    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    If "I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now" doesn't put tears in your eyes, there's something horribly wrong with you.

...and that one actually did.

    Originally posted by spf
    "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is one of the most bad-ass songs ever recorded.

Absolutely. That Waits-esque arrangement is just freaking perfect for that song.

I could go on and on about this CD, but I'm cutting myself off.

Johnny Cash - "American V: A Hundred Highways" (The W at Amazon) - BUY IT NOW.

(edited by Deputy Marshall on 8.7.06 0517)
Big Bad
Scrapple
Level: 152

Posts: 4025/7028
EXP: 44159803
For next: 141959

Since: 4.1.02
From: Dorchester, Ontario

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
#6 Posted on 8.7.06 1401.43
Reposted on: 8.7.13 1401.44
    Originally posted by spf
    "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is one of the most bad-ass songs ever recorded. Cash bringing the fire and brimstone with a very Old Testament whoop-ass bringing deity. As he got closer to death it seems like every album got somehow more pure and more elemental.


Samoa Joe needs to use this song as entrance music.

The album is terrific. Nothing beats listening to Cash while driving around the countryside. "God's Gonna Cut You Down" is even being featured on my local rock station.
Guru Zim
SQL Dejection
Administrator
Level: 144

Posts: 4077/6132
EXP: 36071115
For next: 639279

Since: 9.12.01
From: Bay City, OR

Since last post: 33 days
Last activity: 4 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#7 Posted on 10.7.06 1236.37
Reposted on: 10.7.13 1239.07
It looks like it is doing pretty well on iTunes as well.

It's the #1 country album download from our weekly sample.

(edited by Guru Zim on 10.7.06 1037)
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Syd Barrett dead at 60
Next thread: FEELY TOP FORTY-week of 7/10/06
Previous thread: iTunes Top Downloads -- July 09, 2006
(778 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Music - American V In Stores TodayRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2015 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.291 seconds.