Johnny Cash tribute album details revealed

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Johnny Cash’s 1964 album, Bitter Tears: Ballads Of The American Indian, has been re-recorded by a slew of contemporary musicians to mark it’s 50th anniversary.

Artists including Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris are all involved, reworking songs that were originally intended to highlight the mistreatment of Native Americans at the hands of settlers.

The new version of the album, titled Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited, will be released by Sony Music Masterworks on the 19th of August.

“Prior to Bitter Tears, the conversation about Native American rights had not really been had,” says Joe Henry, Look Again’s producer. “At a very significant moment in his trajectory, Johnny Cash was willing to draw a line and insist that this be considered a human rights issue, alongside the civil rights issue that was coming to fruition in 1964. But he also felt that the record had never been heard, so there’s a real sense that we’re being asked to carry it forward.”

The full tracklisting for the album is as follows:

“As Long As The Grass Shall Grow” (Gillian Welch & David Rawlings)
“Apache Tears” (Emmylou Harris w/the Milk Carton Kids)
“Custer” (Steve Earle w/the Milk Carton Kids)
“The Talking Leaves” (Nancy Blake w/Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“The Ballad Of Ira Hayes” (Kris Kristofferson w/Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“Drums” (Norman Blake w/Nancy Blake, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“Apache Tears (Reprise)” (Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“White Girl” (Milk Carton Kids)
“The Vanishing Race” (Rhiannon Giddens)
“As Long As The Grass Shall Grow (Reprise)” (Nancy Blake, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings)
“Look Again To The Wind” (Bill Miller)

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New music releases, 31st March 2014

New and notable releases this week, 31st March 2014:

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Lucid, Matt Stevens

Broken Crown Halo, Lacuna Coil
Out Among The Stars, Johnny Cash
Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life, Various Artists
Paranoid (Remastered Edition), Black Sabbath
All You Can Eat, Steel Panther
Education Education Education & War, Kaiser Chiefs
Head or Heart, Christina Perri
Himalayan, Band of Skulls
In My Soul, Robert Cray
Empire Of The Undead, Gamma Ray
Cope, Manchester Orchestra
Troublegum? (Deluxe Edition), Therapy
Imaginary Enemy, The Used
In Dub (Box Set), Killing Joke
A Dotted Line, Nickel Creek
The Complete Albums Collection (Box Set), The Alan Parsons Project

All of the above and many more are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Trailer released for ‘lost’ Johnny Cash album

Johnny-Cash-Out-Among-The-StarsA preview has been released for the forthcoming ‘lost’ Johnny Cash album, Out Among The Stars.

The late singer’s estate revealed earlier in December that the album had been found in the Sony Music Archive by his son, John Carter Cash. It will be released on March 24th, 2014.

The collection was recorded between 1981 and 1984 in Nashville and is made up of 12 previously unheard songs.

“When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material,” says John Carter Cash. “We found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s… they were beautiful.”

Out Among The Stars will be the fourth posthumous release since Cash’s death in 2003, and the first since 2010’s American VI: Ain’t No Grave.

The full tracklisting for the album is as follows:

Out Among The Stars
Baby Ride Easy (feat. June Carter Cash)
She Used To Love Me A Lot
After All
I’m Movin’ On
(feat. Waylon Jennings)
If I Told You Who It Was
Call Your Mother
I Drove Her Out Of My Mind
Tennessee
Rock And Roll Shoes
Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time
(feat. June Carter Cash)
I Came To Believe

You can watch the video preview for the album below.