Tuesday, November 08, 2005

a Johnny Cash compilation for the ages, solid new Depeche Mode

Johnny Cash
The Legend of Johnny Cash

The world lost a rock and roll and country icon when Johnny Cash passed away in late 2003. For those of us who missed out on those extra levels of humor when Sue explained how he got his name in Swingers, this top notch compilation offers a career-spanning look that will impress long-time Cash fans as well as new listeners.

Featuring many of his classic songs and covers, the last half finds Cash revealing his diverse appreciation for music, exemplified in songs ranging from his collaboration with U2 (the atmospheric "The Wanderer") to a cover of a Nine Inch Nails song (a poignant, powerful take on "Hurt").

Legend would make a good Christmas gift for anyone who enjoys their songs about traveling, drinking, growing, losing, and loving.

Depeche Mode
Playing the Angel

Thank God that David Gahan's suicide attempt failed since, because of that deal, we get more new Depeche Mode like Playing the Angel. Everybody wins.

Full reviews for both records forthcoming.


c said...

there is a johnny cash tribute airing on cbs next week and apparently u2 is going to perform the wanderer. should be very cool to finally hear bono singing the lead on that one. bono channeling johnny channeling bono.

D said...

johnny is, was, and always will be the man!
Mode's Playing The Angel is completely solid and true to the 80's form! One of my favs for 2005...

F.J. Delgado said...

sup guys...

c, thanks for the heads up on the tribute, babe. I'll make sure to catch it.

d, you're absolutely right on all counts. by the way, I'm still digging those Seafood tunes. rockin'.