MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 313: THURSDAY DECEMBER 27, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN III: SOLITARY MAN: 2000: 4 1/2 STARS: i had forgotten it had been four years between the second American recording and the third. In this installment Johnny covers- Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, U2, Nick Cave, David Allan Coe, Will Oldham and four JC originals. He takes well known songs- and somehow makes them his own. Johnny won the Best Male Country Vocal Performance for Solitary Man.

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  • JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN IV: THE MAN COMES AROUND: 2002: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The last Johnny Cash album released during his lifetime. His version of Trent Reznor’s Hurt still blows me away- and the video is just as powerful- one of the best videos ever. More interesting choices- Personal Jesus- from Depeche Mode,  i Hung My Head- Sting,  In My Life- The Beatles, Bridge Over Troubled Water- Paul Simon, Wichita Lineman, Hank Williams, The Eagles, Marty Robbins.

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  • VAN MORRISON: MOONDANCE: 1970: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Van’s most accessible album and a commercial success-whereas the brilliant Astral Weeks didn’t even make the Top 100 albums in the US. Every song on this is outstanding- if I had to take a Mount Rushmore of Greatest Songs on this album- how about Into The Mystic/ Caravan/ And It Stoned Me/ Brand New Day.
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9 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 313: THURSDAY DECEMBER 27, 2018

  1. Brand New Day…when I first heard it I automatically thought…this must have been a hit…but no it wasn’t.

    And It Stoned Me is way up there in my favorite Morrison songs.

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