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We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
     

We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash

 

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In April of 2012, ACL's Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, held an all-star bash to celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday and that concert is captured on Legacy's CD/DVD set We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash. The DVD has a slightly different

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In April of 2012, ACL's Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, held an all-star bash to celebrate what would have been Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday and that concert is captured on Legacy's CD/DVD set We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash. The DVD has a slightly different sequencing than the CD but the essentials remain the same: this is a spirited salute to the great man. Where the slow spots arrive is all a matter of taste: it could be the slightly slick balladeering of Pat Monahan on "Help Me Make It Through the Night," Iron & Wine's overly sleepy "The Long Black Veil," Ronnie Dunn's by-the-numbers "Ring of Fire," or Lucinda Williams' growl through "Hurt," none of which are bad but they may not appeal to those who prefer the wild, woolly train-track rhythms of Kris Kristofferson's "Big River," Rhett Miller's "Wreck of the Old 97," Carolina Chocolate Drops' stampeding "Jackson," or Buddy Miller's "Hey Porter," all faithful but loose evocations of Cash's prime. Along the way there are some surprises, too: Evanescence's Amy Lee delivers an expertly mournful "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" and Brandi Carlile tears through "Folsom Prison Blues" with an earthy ferocity she's long kept hidden. Ultimately, this show was not about surprises or reinventions; it was a full-throated celebration of Cash's music, both his songs and his sounds, both of which are given the loving but not overly respectful treatment they deserve. It's not major -- it's nothing but a good time, but that's enough.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2012
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0887254073826
catalogNumber:
540738
Rank:
53529

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Performance Credits

Ian McLagan   Keyboards
Kenny Aronoff   Drums
Greg Leisz   Mandolin,Steel Guitar
Buddy Miller   Guitar,Vocals
Don Was   Bass

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Arranger,Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
David Hough   Director
Don Was   Musical Director
Rob Santos   Producer
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
Tisha Fein   Producer
Keith Wortman   Executive Producer
M. Kilgore   Composer
Roy Cash   Composer
T.J. "Red" Arnall   Composer
N. Blake   Composer
M. Wilkin   Composer
H. Williams   Composer
Freddy Fletcher   Producer
Conor McAnally   Director
Jan Mirkin-Earley   Producer
Chantel Sausedo   Producer

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