The music country has a great memory. Decades after the death of Hank Williams remains shy about the spirit of music, still featured in songs that have no similarity to his price list. Williams is not the only figure whose myth shines the country. Johnny Cash emerges as a revolutionary totem for the dominant singers of the country and remains a clear wing for other countries like Colter Wall. Johnny Cash's biggest daughter, Rosanne Cash never left her father – covered the "Big River" Right or wrong, in 1980 LP started a decade of incessant albums. However, he tried to identify himself independently. Throughout the 1980s, she sang new wave and roots-rock in record-breaking mainstream direction, left Nashville back entirely in the 1990s, hit a creative and romantic relationship with John Leventhal and settled in New York.
The cash did not begin to count with parts of her father's musical heritage until after his death in 2003. Much of this process involved the examination of the past. In 2009 The list, covered the songs her father told her to know from her heart, such as Harlan Howard with the classic "Heartaches by the Number" and Bob Dylan's "Girl from North Country". The river and the thread five years later, she unleashed her roots in the American South, ran into her myths and music. was as immediate as anything he ever did. With the new one He remembers everything, Cash takes these lessons and applies them to the present, creating an album that addresses the turmoil of the moment by linking it to the past.
Working once again with Leventhal, Cash hangs in its clean lines The river and the thread, choosing an atmosphere above rubbing. All soft echoes and noisy rhythms are cloudy, not dreamy. These subdued sounds fit into a set of songs about compromise, loss and lasting love, the very things that shape adulthood. The women who narrate the songs of Cash here feel the weight of their previous decisions and look at their current situations clearly. But He remembers everything it's not a top-of-the-line album: Cash turns its eye on the bigger picture, how all these broken dreams and little victories complement to make a life.
There are exceptions: On the "8 Gods of Harlem" three strings of punch through the fine fog of the album over and over to draw attention to mute but obvious rage. The song records a school that turns through a trio of different perspectives: one written by Cash, one by Kris Kristofferson and the other by Elvis Costello. Each writer contributes a verse that vibrates with his own lyrical rhythms. The cash highlights the pain of the mother, setting the scene on the street. Kristofferson breaks the spell with vulgar rigidity, offset by Costello's famous summary of the aftermath. These varied approaches show that such violence is beyond the understanding of a songwriter.
This is the only place He remembers everything where Cash gives the lead to another singer or understands it is so immediate. It does not avoid collaborations. co-wrote the song with singer / songwriter Sam Phillips, in a lot of words with Leventhal and some harmonious ties with Colin Meloy in December. But these partnerships are part of the fabric of music, not sparkling accessories. He remembers everything requires quiet meditation. The sounds of the "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" opener are the key to the album, the waves of the reverb providing a faint reaction point to the quiet, exciting presence of Cash. Between these fuzzy guitars and the noisy rhythms, Cash passes through the debris of a relationship, resolving that love making the fight is worth it. This tension, which resides in both music and mind, is evident throughout He remembers everything.
The difficulty of maintaining relationships with age is a key issue for these 48 minutes. This is not limited to romantic partnerships. The original "All I Me" finds his narrator reacting to the absence of his disabled parents. It is a situation that shares similarities to the history of Cash and of course to many people. Neither this, nor the shuffle to preserve long-term romance, "Not Many Miles To Go," should be read as an autobiography. Like "8 Gods of Harlem" or one of these songs, these are short stories. He remembers everything is a collection of miniatures that collectively paint a live portrait of the blessings and life tricks.