Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl Reissue + Download

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American IV: The Man Comes Around is the eighty-seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, originally released in November 2002 by American Records.

Cash's fourth project with producer Rick Rubin continues on the same path as many of their previous releases: Cash's warm and rumbling baritone over minimal production and gentle duets with some surprising guests.

One of the things that sets American IV: The Man Comes Around apart from the others is Cash's song selections. The success he experienced with his previous interpretations of contemporary songwriters (Soundgarden‘s "Rusty Cage", Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat") is applied to this album with varying degrees of success.

His throaty reading of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" easily fits into his "Man in Black" persona, and the spiritual conviction underlying Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" is certainly powerful. But you can’t help feeling the inclusion of "Bridge Over Troubled Water", and The Beatles’ "In My Life" could have been so much stronger (given the subject matter of both songs and Cash's prolific life story).

The new songs Cash wrote for the album are strong, and his cover of the standard "We'll Meet Again" is among the best versions of the song ever recorded. It is a relief to hear that, although Cash's voice is clearly older and not the booming powerhouse it was in the earlier Sun and Columbia days, he still had some punch left in him, and the wisdom he'd gained in his later life seeps through between the grooves, revealing a man who had lived through it all to tell the tale.

The title track "The Man Comes Around" is one of the album's standout tracks for "The Captain".

Check out the tracks: “The Man Comes Around”; “Hurt” and “Personal Jesus”.

This "Back to Black" series double album 2LP record set is on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl with printed inner sleeves and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

The Man Comes Around

4:26

A2

Hurt

3:38

A3

Give My Love To Rose

3:28

B1

Bridge Over Troubled Water

3:55

B2

I Hung My Head

3:53

B3

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

3:52

B4

Personal Jesus

3:20

C1

In My Life

2:57

C2

Sam Hall

2:40

C3

Danny Boy

3:19

C4

Desperado

3:13

D1

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

3:03

D2

Tear Stained Letter

3:40

D3

Streets Of Laredo

3:33

D4

We’ll Meet Again

2:58

SKU 600753463673
Record Label American Recordings
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 0600753463673
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 20 March 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 05 November 2002
Barcode # 600753463673
Shipping Weight 0.5400kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavweight Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeves, Digital Download Code, Reissue, "Back to Black" Series
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Country
Genre Folk
Genre Gospel
Genre Folk Rock
Format VINYL LP

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