Tuesday, July 25, 2006

American V

I bought Johnny Cash's "American V" on the weekend. It is a collection of songs he recorded before he died. In fact, he was working in the studio towards the end recording a bunch of songs that were his personal favourites. Apparently there is enough for a 6th album in the series.

Perhaps it's my imagination since I don't know when these songs were recorded as opposed to the songs in American IV, but his voice seems weaker. There is a moment when he is singing "I You Could Read My Mind" when his voice sounds incredibly vulnerable (that's the only word I can think of to describe it). "When you get to the part, where the heartache starts, the hero would be me, but heroes often fail."


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