"I hear the Man a-comin' / He's rolling 'round the bend - on 104 tracks!" Or so you'll sing in praise of the Man in Black's big boxed set, The Legend (Columbia/Legacy). His name, of course, is Johnny Cash, and the box serves up four CDs of songs that include seven previously unreleased performances.
In your new book with Howard Massey, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles (Gotham), you write that "true Beatles fans" should get the mono versions of Revolver and Sgt.
Has a hip-hop-related record ever opened as optimistically as this?
Good morning, welcome to the thing called life Good morning, don’t you let it pass you by We laugh, we cry, and then we dry our eyes We fall, we rise, ready for another try When life gets tough, remember, we were never born to die When times get rough, remember, we were born to be alive
New release (Sensibility/Columbia) Photo by Allister Ann
From great suffering comes great art. So they say.
Need more proof? Just spin the self-titled set from the Civil Wars. It’s the follow-up to their acclaimed 2011 debut, Barton Hollow. There will be no follow-up to this album, however. As The New York Times has reported, Joy Williams and John Paul White aren’t talking to each other.