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Interiors [Bonus Tracks]
     

Interiors [Bonus Tracks]

by Rosanne Cash
 

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On Rosanne Cash's final recording for Columbia's Nashville division, she pulled out all the stops. Already known for her unflinching honesty, she took it to its most poignant and searing extreme on Interiors. Cash produced the record herself and wrote or co-wrote all the material here. A country record it's not, but that hardly matters. This is a pop record with teeth

Overview

On Rosanne Cash's final recording for Columbia's Nashville division, she pulled out all the stops. Already known for her unflinching honesty, she took it to its most poignant and searing extreme on Interiors. Cash produced the record herself and wrote or co-wrote all the material here. A country record it's not, but that hardly matters. This is a pop record with teeth and ache and broken hearts strewn all over the place. In fact, Interiors has the feel of a battlefield emptied of everything but its ghosts. The album is a collection of ten songs, carefully wrought with subtle instrumentation surrounding her fearless yet wavering vocals and linked thematically by the chronicling of the tension, dysfunction, and ultimate dissolution of Cash's marriage to Rodney Crowell caused by dishonesty, infidelity, substance abuse, and physical distance -- and she owns her side of the street with courage without laying blame. Acoustic guitars, pianos, brushed drums, an occasional organ, a bass almost hidden under layers of ethereal grace -- these are the musical trappings that frame Cash's voice as she sets about a task so seemingly painful that it's almost uncomfortable to listen to. It's as if the listener is granted a private audience with her heart and innermost thoughts. Everything is here: the disillusionment, the anger, the vain hope of reconciliation, and finally the acceptance and resignation that endings are a part of life and serve their purpose. While these ten tracks are virtually inseparable from one another, there are standouts such as "Dance with the Tiger" (written with John Stewart), "Real Woman" (written with Crowell), "Mirror Image," "I Want a Cure," and the harrowing closer, "Paralyzed," where Cash is accompanied only by a piano. Here she lets her current position be known, that seeing the end of this relationship leaves her in the clutches of being unable to move from the emotional space she is in. This album is full of a truth that most would rather not acknowledge, but it is morally and spiritually instructive in terms of its lyrical content, and musically it is her masterpiece. In fact, it's proof that art can redeem what cannot be in human terms. The 2005 bonus edition includes four bonus cuts. There are two cuts that came from the promo-only full sessions, "Portrait" and "All Come True." There are also live versions of "This World" and "What We Really Want." Cash wrote the liner notes, and to say they are deeply moving is an understatement. This is the natural continuation of King's Record Shop, the sound of falling apart and continuing to live by putting one step in front of the other with only a glimmer of hope, but that glimmer is enough.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/01/2005
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0828767763828
catalogNumber:
77638

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosanne Cash   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jerry Douglas   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Rodney Crowell   Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
John Stewart   Acoustic Guitar
Edgar Meyer   Bass
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Richard Bennett   Acoustic Guitar
Larry Campbell   Mandolin
Pat Flynn   Acoustic Guitar
John Jarvis   Piano,Keyboards
Zev Katz   Bass
Mike Lawler   Keyboards
John Leventhal   Guitar
Dennis McDermott   Drums
Vince Melamed   Piano,Keyboards
Mark O'Connor   Fiddle,Mandolin,Violin
Maura O'Connell   Background Vocals
Jim Photoglo   Background Vocals
Michael Rhodes   Bass,Upright Bass
Vince Santoro   Guitar,Tambourine,Background Vocals,Cardboard Box
Steuart Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Tommy Spurlock   Steel Guitar
Jim Hanson   Bass,Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Barbara Santoro   Background Vocals
Clifford Carter   Keyboards
Kristen DeLauer   Background Vocals
Michael Blaustone   Shaker
Jim Douglas   Dobro

Technical Credits

Rosanne Cash   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Rodney Crowell   Composer,Audio Production
John Stewart   Composer
Keith Sykes   Composer
Richard Bennett   Contributor
Milan Bogdan   Engineer
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Tim Kish   Engineer
Russ Martin   Engineer
Vince Melamed   Arranger,Composer
Roger Nichols   Engineer
Steuart Smith   Arranger
Jimmy Tittle   Composer
Karl Wallinger   Composer
Anthony DeCurtis   Liner Notes,Essay
Ron Keith   Reissue Photography
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Scott Bonner   Reissue Photography
Jerry Rappaport   Producer,Reissue Producer
Randall Martin   Reissue Design
John Guest   Engineer
Scott Gunter   Engineer
Jamie Lupinetti   Original Production Assistance
Arlene Katz   Original Production Assistance
Lily Lew   Packaging Manager
Roger Nichols & the Small Circle of Friends   Original Mix
Randy Crowell   Composer,Producer

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