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The Essential Rosanne Cash


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Can I Still Believe in You
    2. Baby, Better Start Turnin' Em Down
    3. No Memories Hangin' Round
    4. Seven Year Ache
    5. Blue Moon with Heartache
    6. My Baby Thinks He's a Train
    7. It Hasn't Happened Yet
    8. I Wonder
    9. If It Weren't for Him
    10. I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me
    11. Never Be You
    12. Hold On
    13. Runaway Train
    14. Way We Make a Broken Heart, The
    15. If You Change Your Mind
    16. It's Such a Small World
    17. Tennessee Flat Top Box
    18. I Don't Want to Spoil the Party
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Real Me, The
    2. On the Surface
    3. What We Really Want
    4. I Want a Cure
    5. Mirror Image
    6. Wheel, The
    7. Sventh Avenue
    8. Sleeping in Paris
    9. Love Is Forever
    10. Western Wall
    11. September When it Comes
    12. Black Cadillac
    13. House on the Lake
    14. World Unseen, The
    15. Good Intent
    16. 500 Miles
    17. Sea of Heartbreak
    18. Sweet Memories - (featuring Chris Thile)
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 827102

  • Credits
    ProducerGregg Geller (Compilation); Rosanne Cash (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Liner Note Authors: Rodney Crowell; Rosanne Cash.
    Recording information: Beverly Hills (03/02/1987); Hendersonville, TN (03/02/1987); Los Angeles (03/02/1987); Los Angeles, CA (03/02/1987); N. Hollywood (03/02/1987); Nashville (03/02/1987); New York, NY (03/02/1987); Nj (03/02/1987); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (03/02/1987); Beverly Hills (03/03/1987); Hendersonville, TN (03/03/1987); Los Angeles (03/03/1987); Los Angeles, CA (03/03/1987); N. Hollywood (03/03/1987); Nashville (03/03/1987); New York, NY (03/03/1987); Nj (03/03/1987); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (03/03/1987); Beverly Hills (03/05/1979); Hendersonville, TN (03/05/1979); Los Angeles (03/05/1979); Los Angeles, CA (03/05/1979); N. Hollywood (03/05/1979); Nashville (03/05/1979); New York, NY (03/05/1979); Nj (03/05/1979); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (03/05/1979); Beverly Hills (03/14/1986); Hendersonville, TN (03/14/1986); Los Angeles (03/14/1986); Los Angeles, CA (03/14/1986); N. Hollywood (03/14/1986); Nashville (03/14/1986); New York, NY (03/14/1986); Nj (03/14/1986); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (03/14/1986); Beverly Hills (03/25/1987); Hendersonville, TN (03/25/1987); Los Angeles (03/25/1987); Los Angeles, CA (03/25/1987); N. Hollywood (03/25/1987); Nashville (03/25/1987); New York, NY (03/25/1987); Nj (03/25/1987); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (03/25/1987); Beverly Hills (04/20/1984); Hendersonville, TN (04/20/1984); Los Angeles (04/20/1984); Los Angeles, CA (04/20/1984); N. Hollywood (04/20/1984); Nashville (04/20/1984); New York, NY (04/20/1984); Nj (04/20/1984); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (04/20/1984); Beverly Hills (04/24/1984); Hendersonville, TN (04/24/1984); Los Angeles (04/24/1984); Los Angeles, CA (04/24/1984); N. Hollywood (04/24/1984); Nashville (04/24/1984); New York, NY (04/24/1984); Nj (04/24/1984); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (04/24/1984); Beverly Hills (08/05/1980); Hendersonville, TN (08/05/1980); Los Angeles (08/05/1980); Los Angeles, CA (08/05/1980); N. Hollywood (08/05/1980); Nashville (08/05/1980); New York, NY (08/05/1980); Nj (08/05/1980); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (08/05/1980); Beverly Hills (08/05/1988); Hendersonville, TN (08/05/1988); Los Angeles (08/05/1988); Los Angeles, CA (08/05/1988); N. Hollywood (08/05/1988); Nashville (08/05/1988); New York, NY (08/05/1988); Nj (08/05/1988); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (08/05/1988); Beverly Hills (08/06/1980); Hendersonville, TN (08/06/1980); Los Angeles (08/06/1980); Los Angeles, CA (08/06/1980); N. Hollywood (08/06/1980); Nashville (08/06/1980); New York, NY (08/06/1980); Nj (08/06/1980); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (08/06/1980); Beverly Hills (08/07/1980); Hendersonville, TN (08/07/1980); Los Angeles (08/07/1980); Los Angeles, CA (08/07/1980); N. Hollywood (08/07/1980); Nashville (08/07/1980); New York, NY (08/07/1980); Nj (08/07/1980); The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA (08/07/1980).
    Photographers: Kimberly Butler; Alan Messer; Hank DeVito; Sam Rayner.
    In 1979, when Rosanne Cash cut Right or Wrong, her first album for Columbia Records, she sounded like a revelation: a vocalist with a strong and versatile instrument, a rocker's nervy instincts, and a respect for country music traditions that didn't leave room for stodginess or the hollow sound of the emergent Nash Vegas era (not to mention an impressive lineage). What's most remarkable is that Cash became so much more with the passage of time; she grew into one of the most interesting acts on the country charts in the '80s and `90s, bringing pop, rock, and country together in a way that actually brought out the strengths in each style rather than diluting them, and then matured into a first-rate songwriter whose literate and deeply personal work dealt with the hardest realities of life and love with intelligence, honesty, and heart. There have been a handful of collections that have skimmed the cream from Cash's seven albums for Columbia, recorded between 1979 and 1993, but The Essential Rosanne Cash, compiled by Cash and Gregg Geller, puts nearly all of them to shame. Essential Rosanne Cash lives up to its title by including one tune from her misbegotten 1978 debut album (released only in Germany and practically disowned by Cash) and nine from the four albums she released through Capitol/EMI between 1996 and 2009, making it the first Rosanne Cash album that offers a truly comprehensive look at her career to date. Moving from the smart and stylish contemporary country of her early albums to the meditations on family, loss, and music of her mature work, Essential is more than just a well-compiled greatest-hits album: it allows us to watch an artist evolve from strength to strength over the course of 36 songs, and it's a fascinating and truly impressive collection from an artist who has never chosen to stay in the shadow of her father and his legendary music (though Johnny Cash does contribute vocals on one track, "September When It Comes"). The album also includes a thoughtful essay from Cash and another from her frequent collaborator (and former husband) Rodney Crowell. This is, quite simply, the best and most comprehensive Rosanne Cash collection released to date, and anyone looking for an introduction to her music or a well-chosen sampler of her catalog will be very well served by this set. ~ Mark Deming

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (magazine) (p.81) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "Erudite, sophisticated, armed with a broad range and a gloriously haunting voice, she's best on impossibly poignant, existential ballads."
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