Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I Hear The Train a Comin...

Johnny Cash’s American Recordings V is on its way: July 4 is the release date.
John Kelly is playing "Like the 309", the last song Cash recorded before his death, on The Mystery Train right now. And others from the album (Gordon Lightfoot's "If You Could Read My Mind" and the last song on the album, "I'm Free From the Chain Gang now").It already sounds magnificent. And this sort of radio, RTE, is why you should not have cut the best thing on your airwaves. Sorry to go on about this, but you've been stupid enough to deserve to hear it ad nauseam.

Update: You can listen to the programme in question here. The Cash stuff comes about halfway through, after all the Polish and German songs, which marked Tuesday's World Cup match.

4 comments:

Auds said...

Have you gotten Personal File yet?
It's amazing - but then the first album I ever bought was Johnny Cash (in the then newly opened music store on the way down to the shopping centre from main st in Longford) - I'm fairly biased towards the man in black.

hesitant hack said...

Just downloaded it. Thanks for the recommendation! I never warmed to that new-fangled music store...if it wasn't the imaginatively-named Music Centre on Ballymahon Street, chock-full of Michael Jackson posters, Kylie & Jason badges and Brendan Shine tapes, it wasn't a music store to me...

cornaroy said...

Ah, the music centre on Ballymahon street! I bought a batman t-shirt there in 1988 which, if I had it today, I would be unanimously declared KING OF THE HIPSTERS in New York. So near and yet so far...

Auds said...

Yes, the ballymahon street one is much better. Their country section is surprisingly good.
The new one was run by a guy who was quite faecetious (i used to be able to spell that) but I think both are owned by the same people.