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American IV: The Man Comes Around

2 Ratings: 5.0
Country, Folk, and Miscellaneous album by Johnny Cash

On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Danny Boy," and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. … see full wiki

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2 reviews about American IV: The Man Comes Around
review by . November 21, 2009
There's very little doubt in my mind that "American IV: The Man Comes Around" is a great work, and like a lot of great art, it asks more questions than it answers. That's also true of Johnny Cash. Does that make him a great man?    It seems likely - I can't think of many other artists in any style who wrote one of their best works at such an advanced age, but that's exactly what Cash did with the title tune, "The Man Comes Around". This song sets the tone in a lot of ways for …
review by . April 13, 2005
posted in Music Matters
Johnny Cash is a legend. I don't think there will be many arguments about that. What's amazing about him and, perhaps, what solidifies his legend, is the fact that his last four albums were probably his greatest work ever. He left this world on top, which is something few recording artists can say.    "The Man Comes Around" is as haunting as it is beautiful. It is an album full of love, hate, depression, and perserverance. It can be scary or it can be uplifting. It's a masterpiece.  &n …
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Label: Lost Highway
Artist: Johnny Cash
Release Date: November 5, 2002

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