Silver [Bonus Tracks]

Silver [Bonus Tracks]

by Johnny CashJohnny Cash

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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The mid-to-late '70s is generally not regarded as Johnny Cash's golden era, but the albums he made during those years have held up surprisingly well. While Cash himself has said he wasn't paying enough attention to his music back then, he was at least paying attention to other artists' music, championing talented young songwriters such as Rodney Crowell and Bruce Springsteen and penning some strong original tunes as well. Produced by Brian Ahern, noted for his behind-the-board work for Emmylou Harris, Silver sounded slicker than the usual Cash long-player -- lots of horns and enough other instruments to make Phil Spector envious -- but Ahern knew how to cast the Man in Black's voice so that his formidable baritone was always the star of the show. Tom T. Hall's nostalgic romp, "The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore," Crowell's atmospheric, well-observed tale of rodeo life, "Bull Rider," Billy Joe Shaver's easygoing "Lately I've Been Leanin' Toward the Blues," and a majestic treatment of "Ghost Riders in the Sky" are all captivating performances. The original album contained one honky-tonk duet with George Jones on Cash's original love song "I'll Say It's True," but this reissue adds two more Cash-Jones gems: an updated treatment of the exquisite "I Still Miss Someone" and a sprightly reworking of Cash's prison song "I Got Stripes." An interesting choice for reissue, Silver shows that even when Cash felt he was only going through the motions, the results were almost always entertaining, and often beautiful and moving.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/27/2002
Label: Sony
UPC: 0696998679122
catalogNumber: 86791
Rank: 25860

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Ricky Skaggs   Banjo,Fiddle,12-string Guitar
Carter Family   Vocals
George Jones   Track Performer
Bob Johnson   Mandocello
Jan Howard   Vocals,Background Vocals
Anita Carter   Background Vocals
Alisa Jones   Hammered Dulcimer
Mark Morris   Percussion
Brian Ahern   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Acoustic Bass,6-string bass
Earl Ball   Piano,Electric Piano,Tack Piano
June Carter Cash   Background Vocals
Jack Clement   Acoustic Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Charles Cochran   Piano
Marshall Grant   Bass,Electric Bass
Jack Hale   Trumpet,French Horn
Jerry Hensley   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Wayne Jackson   Trumpet
Bob Lewin   Trumpet,French Horn
Jack Routh   Acoustic Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Wooten   Electric Guitar
Bob Wootton   Electric Guitar
W.S. Holland   Drums
Helen Carter   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer
Rodney Crowell   Composer
Jean Ritchie   Composer
Phil Rosenthal   Composer
Billy Joe Shaver   Composer
Brian Ahern   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jack Clement   Composer
Donivan Cowart   Engineer
Jack Hale   Arranger
Harold Lee   Engineer
Gilly Sherill   Engineer
Billy Sherrill   Engineer
Johnny Whiteside   Liner Notes
Quaglieri   Producer
Norman Seeff   Contributor
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Howard Fritzon   Art Direction
Roy Cash   Composer
Charlie Williams   Composer
John Christiana   Packaging Manager
T.J. "Red" Arnall   Composer

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