Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
Published on Nov 11, 2021
American IV: The Man Comes Around is the fourth album in the American series by Johnny Cash
(and his 87th overall), released in 2002. This is the last album released before his death
in 2003. The majority of songs are covers which Cash performs in his own spare style, with
help from producer Rick Rubin. For instance, for the song "Personal Jesus", Rubin asked
then-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante to re-work an acoustic version of
Martin Gore's song, which featured a simple acoustic riff that stripped down the song to a
blues style. He receives backing vocal assistance from various artists, including Fiona
Apple, Nick Cave, and Don Henley. American IV was the final Cash album released during his
lifetime; though the Unearthed Box Set was compiled prior to his death, it was not released
until two months later. It was also his first non-compilation album to go gold (selling
over 500,000 copies) in thirty years. Additionally, the album won "Album of the Year" award
at the 2003 CMA Awards. It was certified Gold on 4/24/2003 and Platinum on 11/21/2003 by
1. "The Man Comes Around"
3. "Give My Love to Rose"
4. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
5. "I Hung My Head"
6. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
7. "Personal Jesus"
8. "In My Life"
9. "Sam Hall"
10. "Danny Boy"
12. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
13. "Tear Stained Letter"
14. "Streets of Laredo"
15. "We'll Meet Again"
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