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Old 01-13-10, 07:21 PM
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Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)



Johnny Cash's 'American VI' Due in February
Posted on Jan 13th 2010 1:30PM by John D. Luerssen

The sixth and final installment of Johnny Cash's American Recordings album series will be released next month. Due on Feb. 26, which would have been the Man in Black's 78th birthday, the Rick Rubin-produced 'American VI: Ain't No Grave' counts a previously unreleased Cash original and renditions of songs by Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Paxton and others.

Recorded by Cash's longtime engineer David "Fergie" Ferguson at the Cash Cabin Studio in Henderson, Tenn. and at Akadamie Mathematique of Philosophical Sound Research in Los Angeles, the disc features guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench, who played on all of the series' albums except the first. Guitarists Matt Sweeney, formerly of Chavez, Jonny Polonsky and Smokey Hormel, who also played on the fourth and fifth 'American' discs, also appear, with the Avett Brothers' Scott and Seth turning up on the project's namesake 'Ain't No Grave.'

Speaking about the project, Rubin said that these sessions kept the music legend going after he lost his wife, June Carter Cash, to surgical complications. Despite his frail condition, Rubin stated, "Johnny said that recording was his main reason for being alive."

A press release describes the set as "deeply elegiac and spiritual" and calls it an "achingly personal and intimate statement." Stemming from sessions that started in 2002 and led up to May 2003, just four months before Cash died, "each song is its own piece of the puzzle of life's mysteries and challenges -- the pursuit of salvation, the importance of friendships, the dream of peace, the power of faith and the joys and adversities that entail simple survival."

The never-before-heard original, titled 'I Corinthians: 15:55,' was written over the last three years of his life. Tracks like Crow's 'Redemption Day,' Kristofferson's 'For the Good Times' and Paxton's 'Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound' appear alongside tunes by Bob Nolan, Ed McCurdy, J.H. Red Hayes and Jack Rhodes and Queen Lili'uokalai.

http://www.spinner.com/2010/01/13/jo...e-in-february/
It seems like it's been years since I heard any news regarding this album, so this was a pleasant surprise to read.
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

How many songs did he record with Rick Rubin? I remember there was the box set of unreleased American tracks after his death, and then there was the release of American V, now American VI? Wonder how much more is in the vaults.

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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

This is American VI!
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Originally Posted by auto View Post
This is American VI!
oh yea duh, pardon my brain fart

IV was the one that came out shortly before his death that sold a lot from "Hurt", and V was the one released posthumously in 2006.
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

I have all of his American stuff.

I'll get this ASAP.
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Looking forward to his recording of Aloha Oe. Now that is a fitting farewell.
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I really really wish that Rick Rubin would release the live concert footage they recorded ( audio and video ) of Cash's solo shows they were doing around the time they released the first 2 or 3 american recordings. I have 1 or 2 soundboard recordings of those concerts and they are UNFRIGGENBELIEVABLE
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

I didn't even realize V had come out. How have I missed that for almost four years?
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

Coming Soon: American VII, featuring a rare duet with the Notorious B.I.G.
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Coming Soon: American VII, featuring a rare duet with the Notorious B.I.G.
Yep, Also expect the Duet with Michael Jackson as they sing Bille Jean together.
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

I love Cash but his voice was really getting rusty on American V. I'll probably pick this up but it's going to be a sad listen, I think most of his passion had kind of burned out by Vol. III or so.
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

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I love Cash but his voice was really getting rusty on American V. I'll probably pick this up but it's going to be a sad listen, I think most of his passion had kind of burned out by Vol. III or so.
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So apparently this is coming out in a digipak? Can someone explain to me the logic of releasing all of Johnny Cash's American Albums in jewel cases and then releasing the final one in a digipak? This is very frustrating...
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I love Cash but his voice was really getting rusty on American V. I'll probably pick this up but it's going to be a sad listen, I think most of his passion had kind of burned out by Vol. III or so.
I think that is part of what people thought made these releases special. He was singing through his age.
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Re: Johnny Cash - American VI: Ain't No Grave (2/26/10)

Picked it up yesterday and listening to it now. Obviously very similar to the rest of the American anthology, which to me, is a good thing. I'll have to give it a few listens to decide on my favorite songs, but For The Good Times has always been a favorite of mine, regardless of the artist...
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