Posted 21 July 2002 - 02:47 PM
Cool idea, I work most of the time know and while doing that I always listen to an old, beautiful C90. Today I listened to these albums.
I've been listening to the 2-for-1 deal with this one and the follow-up "Hot Burrito".
As the review on allmusic.com wisely points out, this is more of an historical artifact than a piece of art. It was Johnny Cash's first Americana concept-album. It really is a "stirring travelouge in story and song", made up of folk-bakllads interluded by short stories, pieces of fiction. The music ins't among Cash's best, but the intentions and importance of the album and it's concept is flawless.
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Country music used to represent horses, railroads, land, judgment day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, seperatism, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak, love, mother and God.
Wait. Worry, The Time Is Near - This Is Who We Are.