American VI: Ain't No Grave

American VI: Ain't No Grave

by Johnny Cash
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American VI: Ain't No Grave 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
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NathanJefferson More than 1 year ago
Coming to the end of the road.
JohnDMusicluver More than 1 year ago
As the title indicates, this is the sixth installment of a collaboration between Johnny Cash and producer Rick Rubin. As he has demonstrated in the past, Mr. Cash has a way of taking songs of others and adding his own feel to them. Adding to the covers is Cash's original, 1 Corinthians 15:55, a statement of his faith and conviction, composed from a two sentence Bible verse. For those looking for Johnny Cash songs in the vein of Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk the Line, or Get Rhythm, they should probably look for an anthology or greatest hits album, but if they limit themselves to this it will be their loss. For those more familiar with his later work, they will be very pleased with this album as it does not disappoint or have any weak points (maybe a surprise or two). Also, not a surprise, Cash and Rubin have selected excellent musicians for accompaniment. They, along with Rubin's production, provide a great backdrop to present Cash at his finest. This album shows a great deal of reflection, as well as Mr. Cash's awareness of those he is leaving as well as those he has lost. A large factor in this album is Johnny Cash looking death in the eye and not backing down or walking away.
bigAAF More than 1 year ago
Bad music from a former great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can you say other than the headline. It is haunting and at the same time soothing to listen to.
rickbsn More than 1 year ago
This was the most meaningful album I have ever heard. You can almost hear the Sadness of Mr Cash having lost his wife and his soon departure to join her. I have listened over and over again to this truly great Cd. I highly recommend it, The feeling he puts into these songs is amazing.
CashFan More than 1 year ago
The last installment in the "American" recordings by Johnny Cash and produced by Rick Ruben is definitely a hit in my book. In all of these recordings Johnny is singing songs that he really wants to sing, but the last one was the best in my opinion. June died during the last session, and Johnny knew he was dying. You can tell by his voice that he's old and sick, but the feeling and the heart in these songs there are no words to describe. I was already a huge Johnny Cash fan, and to me this was the icing on the cake.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the other albums in this series, the music in this one is soul reaching. It is about a fact of life, death. And only Johnny Cash could put his own touch on this. It is well done and a master piece of music that will live on through generations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Long time fan of Johnny Cash, but did not like this music at all. Found it very depressing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Johnny Cash and always have. I personally found this CD depressing. I'm sure there are many people who would enjoy this music, but it's just not for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can hear the grave in his voice.Soft and tender
poughkeepsiejohn More than 1 year ago
Since Johnny Cash's death in 2006, there have been two postumous albums of new material. "American VI: Ain't No Grave" is being proclaimed as the final Johnny Cash album. I don't know how true that is (Cash reportedly recorded almost a hundred songs while doing his first American Recordings album). But the songs on this brilliant record sure ring with a finality about it. Like nearly all of Cash's albums with Rick Rubin's American Recordings, the sound is low-fi, the emotions run high and there is a sense of fragility about Cash's voice and subject matters. The song selections are especially good this time---Sheryl Crow's "Redemption Day", Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times", Bob Nolan's "Cool Water" and even the Hawaiian standard "Aloha Oe", which heartbreakingly closes the album. However, the album's standout track is Cash's only original song: "I Corinthians 15:55"---"Oh death, where is thy sting?" Most of the material Cash had done on this record was made right after his wife, June Carter, passed away. So, these words ring more than true for the man, who would pass away just a short time later. His farewell album? Maybe. A timeless masterpiece? Definitely.
Patriotic-one More than 1 year ago
Yikes--not for the easily depressed. This ain't pop and it may not even be country--how about "death folk"? Our man Cash doing a Sheryl Crow cover!? Ouch...but there are definite worthwhile moments and the opening song is a real keeper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Mom loves her John Cash CD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Johnny Cash's last recording before he died. It is a very moving album for me to hear as I have listened to him from the start of his career to this last recording. I strongly recommend this album.
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