C'est ce que l'on pourrait dire à l'écoute de ce beau disque, dont les chansons ont été écrites alors que la chanteuse perdait coup sur coup, son père (J.Cash), sa mère, et sa belle mère adorée (June Carter). Je n'ai pas honte de dire qu'à part l'album Rules of Travel, disponible sur ce site, excellemment et fort justement critiqué, les compositions de Miss Cash ne me touchaient pas. Difficile d'écouter la fille du maître, moins consistante, moins sincère peut-être, moins régulière ?? Mais là, elle est touchée par la grâce. Les références : les siennes (génétiques évidemment), Norah Jones (second album), Neil Young (période Comes a time), Joni Mitchell. Production impeccable, douze chansons pas trop longues, un véritable album de chevet.
Roxanne Cash , fille de Johnny Cash (et de la première femme de Cash ), signe un album magnifique , sensuel ,d'une grande maturité ,acoustique entre country et Rock . Dans l'introduction de Black Cadillac , on a la vague impression qu'elle rend hommage au " riders on the storm "des Doors . Roxanne a une voix profonde, chaleureuse, compose et les morceaux s'enchainent parfaitement . Un pur plaisir!
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Heartfelt and moving24 janvier 2006
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Rosanne Cash has had a tough time of it lately. In the space of 24 months, her step-mother, father and mother passed away--the latter on Rosanne's 50th birthday.
This album is a meditation on loss, but it's also about how one's loved ones are always present, living or dead.
The first voice you hear on this album is that of Rosanne's father, the great Johnny Cash. Yet, the album is never mawkish or too sentimental. Instead, the music supports the powerful lyrics. "I Was Watching You" is a classic for the ages; "House on The Lake" sounds like a lament influenced by the Delta blues. The title song is truly a keeper.
At the same time, we hear an agrier Rosanne than we are used to. From "Burn Down This Town" to "Like Fugitives", Ms. Cash is angrier than we have heard her, to good effect.
The production, by Bill Botrell and John Leventhal, supports and uplifts the music. The production is unobtrusive in songs like "House on the Lake", but brings texture to songs, as in the title tune, where trumpets evoke Johnny Cash's recording of "Ring of Fire".
Rosanne is consistently able to evoke the sadness, despair and striving that we all experience. All in all, this album is one of the strongest in the Rosanne Cash canon, proving to be a dark partner to "Interiors".
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Excellent follow up to Interiors.24 janvier 2006
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Roseanne Cash has made some effective albums but nothing has been as strong as Interiors ... until this album. Almost every song tells the tale of cope-able pain. "I was Watching You," Cash talks about the emotions she felt as her father moved on with his life and another wife. But the most effective songs are like a one two punch of honesty and raw emotions. "God Is in the Roses" and "House on the Lake" are heartfelt in their connection to Cash's past and the richness and legacy of her father and stepmother's musical legacy.
Almost every song on the album rings with glorious, true and understated vocals. This is more than a country/folk album. It delves into soulful R&B, mountain blues and blues rock without a hint of falseness. It's like reading the inner pages of someone's thoughts and mussings set to their own soundtrack.
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Rosanne Cash's Memory-Laden Masterpiece!27 mars 2006
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Loss can cripple you. Loss can empower you. Loss can inspire you.
Anger can have the same effect, all in equal doses. So can insight. Over two particularly tough years, Rosanne Cash reached deep into each of these states of mind - among others - only to emerge with the memory-laden BLACK CADILLAC, a darkly heartfelt ode to life, love and lineage that could well be her musical masterpiece. Calling upon her roots - both inherited and acquired - Cash nimbly dances between the chords of rock, country, bluegrass and rockabilly, tossing in some blues and jazz for good measure. The result? Cash's most rocking album to date, as well as her most country-flavored one in almost twenty years. The fact that the two styles meld so well together is one of the disc's main marvel's. Her voice, long one of the best in pop music history, is freer and fresher than ever, wrapping around each word with just the right emotional nuances and punch. Add to this the brilliant production jobs by Bill Bottrell and John Leventhal (You would think two producers, working on alternating tracks, would be a mess, but the disc's sequencing and flow is seamless!), and you could very well have 2006's Album of the Year. Fittingly, the disc opens with her dad's voice, urging his first-born to "Say...C'mon." From there, we segue into the darkly atmospheric title track. Anchored by an almost ominous bassline and dreamy keyboards, Cash touches upon a topic that surfaces often throughout the album, that of things coming full circle. As a child, she often had to witness her father driving away in the black cadillacs he was so fond of...now, upon his death, she saw him drive away one last time in that ebony-hued automobile, and the feeling was more gut-wrenching than ever ("Now one of us gets to go to heaven/One has to stay here in hell"). Add, as another reviewer said, the "Ring of Fire"esque horns at the end and you have the perfect album opener. "Radio Operator" has a glorious rockabilly - meets - back porch hoedown vibe to it. Touching upon her dad's time as a radio operator during the war, Cash makes it clear that there are messages that still need answers and, though they may not be given verbally, the belief that those questions can always be asked and will be (at least internally) answered, is something that spurs her on, comforting her along the way. To quote an old Carly Simon song, "There's always someone haunting someone", or, in Cash's case, watching. "I Was Watching You", a gorgeously understated ballad, has Cash up in heaven, watching as her parents wed, then as a child witnessing her dad drive away, first for gigs then, after her parent's divorce, for good. This piano-driven beauty ends with her dad now in heaven, perpetually watching over her, making one thing clear....that "long before" AND "after life"..."there is love." "Burn Down This Town" has an edgy Southern gospel meets Southern chain-gang groove to it, something that probably would have put a big, old smile on the Man In Black's face. Known for his propensity for torching things, Cash hints that we all may have that same streak as her dad inisde of us...who wouldn't like to torch that one memory from childhood, that one day at work, that one particular relationship..."just burn it all." Cash delivers the song in a stirring, almost icy, vocal that gets under your skin and stays there. "God Is In The Roses" is another one of BLACK CADILLAC's premiere ballads...with it's delicate vocal and simple bluegrass arrangement, Cash reminds us that things like faith and love continually surround us, in both the good and the bad: "God is in the roses/The petals and the thorns/Storms out on the oceans/The souls who will be born." A true gem! "House On The Lake" has a swampy, swaying bayou feel to it, as Cash comments on the ghosts that still occupy - and pull her to - her dad and stepmother's lakeside home in Tennessee ("I hear his voice close in my ear/I see her smile and wave"). Though the rooms are empty and the house up for sale, Cash tenderly, but firmly, informs us that the love and memories made here can never be sold. Considering the fact that I've always wanted Rose to rock out more, I'm kind of shocked to discover that my favorite track on BLACK CADILLAC is the jazzy, albeit lovely, ballad "The World Unseen"; there's something elegantly regal to this beautiful piece that quickly ranks it among her all-time Top Ten best. With it's shuffling rhythm section and mesmerizing piano fills, the song flows out of the speakers like gentle wisps of fragrant hickory smoke. Add Cash's velvety vocal and touching lyrics ("So I will look for you/Between the grooves of songs we sing/Westward leading, still proceeding/To the world unseen") and you have an instant classic. Following "The World Unseen" is another one of BC's high points, the biting "Like Fugitives." Cash has expressed anger before, but it's never been so overt: anger over her mother's death, anger about the lawyers and organized religions of the world who pontificate over the well-being of the earth, then rape, plunder and abuse it behind our backs, and anger towards those silly, simple souls who want to save her - yet at the same time condemn her! - for expressing her own thoughts, feelings and points of view (on her own website, no less!). With a pulsating arrangement that thumps like a heartbeat or a throbbing vein alongside your temple, Cash's barely contained vocal hits you in the gut like an iron fist in a velvet glove. Brilliant! Up next we have the upbeat power pop of "Dreams Are Not My Home" and the other-worldly trance that is "Like A Wave." "World Without Sound" is BLACK CADILLAC's most overtly different cut, what with it's New Orleans Mardi-Gras vibe, but it fits right in. Things wrap up with "The Good Intent" (the ship the Cash family came over to America on from Scotland in the 1600's), a quiet, earthy ballad that nicely bookends the disc. In closing, I just want to reiterate a few things: A) BLACK CADILLAC could very well be Rosanne Cash's career masterpiece (and with the body of work she's done over the past 25+ years, that's saying a lot!), B) BLACK CADILLAC is a true front-runner for 2006's Album of the Year and C) BLACK CADILLAC is something you need to experience and identify with for yourself...other people's feelings and thoughts just can't do it justice. So do yourself a favor and climb into BLACK CADILLAC....I promise you, it's a ride like no other! (As with all my reviews, I'm giving the disc an extra half a star for including the lyrics).
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Stunningly Honest18 décembre 2006
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I've never been a big fan of country music, so I'd never really heard Rosanne Cash before. I did like some of her dad's music, but I figured that she was just another second generation "star" who rode her parent's coattails into the limelight.
But when I heard about how this CD came about, and that it dealt with the loss of both parents and a stepmom in less than 2 years, I figured I'd give it a listen. I was amazed at the depth and texture of this recording!
Drom the dramatic opening strains of 'Black Cadillac' to the final notes of 'The Good Intent', this CD sucks you in and will not let go. Musically, each song sets a mood for the hearfelt lyrics it accompianies. This is especially true of the angry 'Burn down this Town' and the somber title tune.
Lyrically, the album mourns, seethes, questions, and even rejoices and comforts transparently. The songs are very well crafted, and even evoked thoughts and emotions that I experienced when my parents died years ago. This is powerful and emotional stuff!
This is one of my favorite albums of 2006, and might appeal not just to country music fans, but to anyone who has ever dealt with the pain of losing someone close.
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Beautiful thorns6 février 2006
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Of Rosanne Cash's post-hitmaking years releases, I suppose I rank "The Wheel" as high as anything. What I especially enjoy about "Black Cadillac" is that it offers some of the same aural variety as "The Wheel" while also achieving the lyrical intensity of "Interiors". That's a pretty powerful combination, and it makes "Black Cadillac" a rich creation on many levels. While I love the throbbing opening song, I find "God Is in the Roses" most moving of all. To know and experience joy, one has to accept and feel grief as well. I've never heard that thought expressed more eloquently than Ms. Cash does in this song. And she makes the sadness beautiful, too.