Right or Wrong/Seven Year Ache

Right or Wrong/Seven Year Ache

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by Rosanne Cash
     
 

The issue of Rosanne Cash's first two Columbia albums in a single package is not only a listening delight, it's more importantly a historical document. In the same way archivists go back to finds the roots of certain evolutions in earlier strains of country music, these two records will be marked undoubtedly as the turning point from the countrypolitan and outlaw…  See more details below

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The issue of Rosanne Cash's first two Columbia albums in a single package is not only a listening delight, it's more importantly a historical document. In the same way archivists go back to finds the roots of certain evolutions in earlier strains of country music, these two records will be marked undoubtedly as the turning point from the countrypolitan and outlaw sounds of the late '70s to the fusion of country music with modern pop styles that could crossover and reach audiences on both sides of the country music divide. It also marked the resurgence of the female singer/songwriter that the music hadn't seen since the late '50s through the mid-'60s. Right or Wrong is Cash's first collaboration with her husband and producer, Rodney Crowell. Formerly a member of Emmylou Harris's Hot Band, he recruited Emmylou's crew for this project and picked Los Angeles as the site; Cash chose songs based on their merit as songs rather than as country-potential country records. Consequently, writers such as Keith Sykes, Karen Brookes, Gary P. Nunn, and (at least on the British version) Lennon and McCartney got shots at the mainstream country charts. In addition, Cash and Crowell both honed their songwriting skills specific to her voice and delivery style, to the point where on Seven Year Ache they scored with three number one singles and a Top Ten album. Two of those singles, the title track and "Blue Moon With Heartache," were Cash compositions. The third single, Leroy Preston's "My Baby Thinks He's a Train," was covered by virtually every major female country performer in its wake. Add covers of Tom Petty and Steve Forbert songs and the appearance of the queen herself, Emmylou Harris, and you have a dynamite recording. These sides hold up well over two decades later -- especially after what happened to country in the '90s (yeccccchhhhhh!!!!). The sound is pristine, the package has extensive liner notes, and there are bonus tracks to boot. Necessary.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/13/2001
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657012925
catalogNumber:
129
Rank:
95766

Tracks

  1. Right or Wrong
  2. Take Me, Take Me
  3. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
  4. This Has Happened Before
  5. Baby, Better Start Turnin' 'Em Down
  6. No Memories Hangin' 'Round
  7. Couldn't Do Nothin' Right
  8. Seeing's Believing
  9. Big River
  10. Anybody's Darlin' (Anything But Mine)
  11. Not a Second Time
  12. Rainin'
  13. Seven Year Ache
  14. Blue Moon With Heartache
  15. What Kinda Girl?
  16. You Don't Have Very Far to Go
  17. My Baby Thinks He's a Train
  18. Only Human
  19. Where Will the Words Come From?
  20. Hometown Blues
  21. I Can't Resist
  22. Ballad of a Teenage Queen  -  Everly Brothers

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosanne Cash   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar
Ricky Skaggs   Vocal Harmony
Bobby Bare   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Track Performer
Rodney Crowell   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Mandolin,Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Emmylou Harris   Vocal Harmony
Everly Brothers   Track Performer
Albert Lee   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
James Burton   Guitar
Larry Willoughby   Vocal Harmony
Mickey Raphael   Harmonica
Brian Ahern   Acoustic Guitar
Hal Blaine   Drums
Tony Brown   Piano
Rosemary Butler   Vocal Harmony
Donivan Cowart   Background Vocals
Glen D. Hardin   Piano
Hank DeVito   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Steel Guitar
Vince Gill   Vocal Harmony
Janis Gill   Vocal Harmony
Emory Gordy   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar
Sharon Hicks   Vocal Harmony
Jim Horn   Bass Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Booker T. Jones   Organ
Maxayn Lewis   Vocal Harmony
Jerry McGee   Electric Guitar
Ann Hilary O'Brien   Background Vocals
Frank Reckard   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Ware   Drums
Cheryl Warren   Vocal Harmony
Millah's Bros.   Hand Clapping
Larrie Londin   Drums

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Rodney Crowell   Producer
Tom Petty   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Emory Gordy   String Arrangements
Keith Glass   Liner Notes
Alan Duffy   Artwork
Greg Klein   Artwork
Peter Shillito   Concept
Kathy Sykes   Composer

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Right or Wrong/Seven Year Ache 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Even at this early stage of her career, Roseanne and Rodney Crowell had a vision of her as a contemporary singer who bridged the divide between country and rock. Not every song is a total success, but there are some staggering peaks and the two albums on one CD are essential. Seven Year Ache, rumored to be a slap at Crowell, is a preview of her more confessional work in the 90s. The set closes with a bonus version of Ballad Of A teenage Queen with father Johnny and the Everly Brothers.