hundredhighwaysJohnny Cash release his first single “Cry! Cry! Cry!”/”Hey Porter!” in 1955, and his last album on July 4, 2006. Three years after his death. Nothing makes it more apparent the great talent the music industry lost than this album. His final may in fact be my favorite Johnny Cash album. Topping both the Billboard 200 and the Country charts at number one in 2006 and produced by Rick Rubin it’s about as pure and soulful as music gets. The album is very heavy on the acoustics and most of the songs are covers the man in black takes and makes every one of them his own. After listening to this album even the original versions of these songs seem almost inferior or like covers themselves. Everything on here seems like it sounds the way it was intended. These twelve tracks compile one of the most depressing albums I’ve ever heard in my life but at the same time everything is so so good that I can’t stop listening to it. I even own this on both CD and record. American Recordings did the country population a great courtesy by releasing Mr Cash’s final five albums, they were some of his best and he’s greatly missed by all. If your a Johnny Cash fan, a country music fan this album belongs in your collection.

1. “Help Me”
2. “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”
3. “Like the 309″
4. “If You Could Read My Mind”
5. “Further On Up the Road”
6. “On the Evening Train”
7. “I Came to Believe”
8. “Love’s Been Good to Me”
9. “A Legend in My Time”
10. “Rose of My Heart”
11. “Four Strong Winds”
12. “I’m Free from the Chain Gang Now”

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