Black Cadillac

Black Cadillac

by Rosanne Cash


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Alternately lashing out and retreating to melancholy introspection, the songs on Black Cadillac constitute Rosanne Cash's most challenging music to date. With production evenly divided between rock-oriented sessions with Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, Shelby Lynne) and more intimate meditations with John Leventhal, the album finds Cash working through two traumatic years in which she lost her natural parents and her stepmother. Healing has not come any easier than answers to the big questions she asks of God and of herself. Whether she's venting her rage at the unfairness of it all in a razor-edged, rock-fueled missive such as "Burn Down This Town" or puzzling over the persistence and pain of memory in a poignant, cabaret-intimate ballad for piano and guitar, "The World Unseen," Cash is always trying to find her balance. "Someone tell me how to live / Now that we must live apart," she demands in the terse, edgy "Like Fugitives," in which she also excoriates the church and lawyers for their spiritual and monetary rapaciousness. "Dreams are not my home," she cries out in the driving, relentless rocker of the same name. When she makes a mute exit, with "0.71" -- 71 seconds of silence, one for each year of her natural parents' lives -- nothing has been resolved, answers beg more questions, and everything's up for grabs. It's a turbulent ride, but one well worth taking.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/24/2006
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094634873802
catalogNumber: 48738

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rosanne Cash   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Wurlitzer
Bill Bottrell   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,12-string Guitar,Mandocello,E-bow
Jose Hernandez   Trumpet
John Leventhal   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Dobro,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Various
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Catherine Russell   Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Albert Wing   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Breit   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Charlie Drayton   Drums
Dan Schwartz   Bass,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brian Macleod   Drums,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Rosanne Cash   Composer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Bill Bottrell   Producer,Audio Production
Kevin Killen   Engineer
John Leventhal   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Julian Raymond   Executive Producer
Eric Roinestad   Art Direction
Mimi Parker   Engineer
Mary Fagot   Art Direction
Cheryl Kaplan   Producer

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Black Cadillac 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
But, don't take that line wrong. Though not as accessible as the excellent yet basically overlooked Rules of Travel (2004), it is not the downer it could have been based on it's subject matter (saying goodbye to three parents). The music itself is excellent though it could have used one or two more uptempo songs. Overall, though, one of her best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love classical, blues, jazz, alternative, but have never listened to what is considered country. This album is, however, one of the best I have purchased in a long, long time. Reminded me of a more upbeat "Cowboy Junkies". Beautiful melody, composition and lyrics. Thank you.
SirBob More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful piece of work. You can feel the emotion put forth in each song by Roseanne after losing her Aunt. Mother, and Father all within 6 months in 2003. It is one you can put the CD in and play it from top to bottom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought Black Cadillac the day it came out, a big fan. Listened to it nonstop for a couple weeks,then put it away. I can still hear the songs in my head. I Was Watching You, Black Cadillac and Burn Down This House especially. All different, all beautiful in different ways, all sucking you in and sucking me back. I'll play it again tomorrow and thse songs will come home to my heart. I love this record.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never bought a Rosanne Cash album until this one and am total admiration of her voice and this awesome CD. Her voice is sultry and sexy and completely engulfing!! you will definatley not be disappointed if you buy this CD.