Joanne Cash - Gospel

Published Wednesday 2nd May 2007
Joanne Cash - Gospel
Joanne Cash - Gospel

STYLE: Country
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23368-12517
LABEL: Mission House Music Group ICC1098D
RELEASE DATE: 2007-06-30
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

The continuing fascination with all things Johnny Cash has clearly landed his sister Joanne a record deal. The opening track "Glory Glory" is dedicated to the memory of her younger brother Jack, a saintly boy who died a horrible death in a farm accident and who's death resonates through the family's history. The next song, "Cotton, Popcorn, Peanuts And Jesus" is only something country music could have come up with! A weak sounding Johnny himself introduces "Lower Lights", which recounts how the whole family gathered around their father Ray when he was dying. One of the highlights of this outstanding album is "When He Comes" sung by Johnny. He originally recorded this on his 1989 'A Believer Sings The Truth' double album, but here we get an introduction by a very fit sounding Johnny about how he came to write this song from his hotel room in Jerusalem and envisioning the second coming of Christ to the Mount of Olives. In the liner notes Joanne recounts her journey of faith and her evangelistic heart. This comes through clearly in these songs, which are as enjoyable a collection of timeless, old school country gospel you're likely to get in 2007.

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Product Description
After 26 albums and a career spanning more than 30 years, Joanne Cash releases a compilation of her very best material. Featuring three duets with her brother, Johnny Cash, this remixed and remastered collection includes such favourites as It Is Well With My Soul, Softly & Tenderly and Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Infused throughout with that famous Cash sound, this is an album for fans of this remarkable family and its musical legacy, as well as a feast for country music enthusiasts.

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