Johnny Cash – Unearthed CD5 – Best Of Cash On American (2003) (American Recordings)
2003 | Country | FLAC+CUE+MQ-Covers (300Dpi) | NO LOG | 337Mb+4Mb
To put it quite plainly, Unearthed is essential for anyone who loved the last 10 years of Johnny Cash's recording career - his years with producer Rick Rubin on American Recordings, which many (including myself) consider the best years of Cash's long and storied career. This set features not merely the best of the rest of those recordings, but the rest of the best. While some of them are not fully realized, there are many genuine revelations contained within. It boggles the mind how some of them did not make the original albums; some could have worked interchangeably, some are unquestionably better, while some, perhaps, simply did not fit the mood of the album. In any case, this boxed set, thoughtfully, has not been sequenced randomly: each of the first three discs is thematic and corresponds to a specific American album(s); the fourth, My Mother's Hymn Book, is a never-before-released gospel album; and the final disc is a Best Of for Cash on American records. As such, each disc stands very well on its own.
In my opinion the last track “Hurt” on this 5th disc may well be his best recording ever. Cash trying to prove himself that he’s still alive and aware of things, while looking back on his life. Very impressive and touching at the same time !!!