Country music has a long memory. Tens of years after the death of Hank Williams, he remains an abbreviation for spirit music, still quoted in songs that have no resemblance to his honors rates. Williams is not the only figure whose myth overshadows the country. Johnny Cash appeared as a rebellious totem for major country singers and remains a clear touchstone for troubadours in countries such as the Colter Wall. Johnny Cash's oldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, never really ran away from her father – she covered her "Big River" True or false, The 1980 LP which kicked off a decade of untouched albums. But he tried to define himself independently too. Throughout the 1980s, he incorporated new waves and roots into recordings targeted at the mainstream, then left Nashville behind completely in the 1990s, establishing creative and romantic relationships with John Leventhal and settling in New York City.
Cash did not begin to be counted with parts of his father's musical heritage until after his death in 2003. Many of the processes involved the past. In 2009 List, he covered the songs that his father told him he needed to know, such as Harlan Howard's classic "Heartaches by the Number" and Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country". About Grammy winners Rivers & Yarns five years later, he dismantled his roots in South America, explored his myths and music; it was as soon as anything he had ever made. With new ones He remembers everything, Cash took the lesson and applied it to date, creating an album that discussed the turmoil of the time by binding it to the past.
Working once again with Leventhal, Cash distorts clean lines Rivers & Yarns, choose the atmosphere on the sand. All soft echoes and muted rhythms fled, not daydreaming. This calm sonics is in line with a set of songs related to compromise, loss, and eternal love, things that make up maturity. The women who tell Cash songs here feel the burden of their previous decisions and see their current situation with clarity. But He remembers everything not a topical album: Cash pays attention to the bigger picture, how all these broken dreams and little wins add to make life.
There are exceptions: At "8 Gods of Harlem," three chords shot through the glow of the album again and again to draw attention to anger but real anger. The song captures a school shoot through a trio of different perspectives: written by Cash, written by Krisdayanti, another by Elvis Costello. Each writer contributes one verse that pulses with their own lyrical rhythm. Cash emphasizes maternal pain, arranging scenes on the road. Kristofferson broke the incantation roughly, countered by a summary of Costello's expensive consequences. These approaches show that such violence is beyond the comprehension of a songwriter.
This is the only place on He remembers everything where Cash highlights other singers or is willing to be very direct. He does not avoid collaboration; he co-authored the song with singer / songwriter Sam Phillips, wrote several songs with Leventhal, and connected with Colin Meloy from The Decemberist for some harmony. But this partnership is part of the fabric of music, not glittering equipment. He remembers everything demanding calm reflection. The silent tone of the opening "The Only Thing to Be At stake" served as the right keynote for this album, the reverb wave gave a sparkling match to the calm and alluring Cash presence. Amid the foggy guitar and muted rhythm, Cash wanders through the rubble of a relationship, deciding that love makes the struggle worthwhile. This tension, which is in music and mind, is evident throughout He remembers everything.
The difficulty of maintaining a relationship with the passing of age is the main theme for this 48 minutes. This is not limited to romantic partnerships. The magnificent "Everyone But Me" found the narrator coming to terms with the absence of parents leaving. This is a situation that has something in common with Cash's own story – and certainly for many people. Neither this, nor the evocative ode to maintain a long-term romance, "Not Many Miles To Go," must be read as an autobiography. Like "8 Gods of Harlem" or one of these songs, this is a short story. He remembers everything is a collection of miniatures that collectively portray a living and haunting portrait of life's blessings and bruises.