ny Cash's great second album for Rick Rubin and American Recordings – continuing his late career resurgence with album stands strongly against his finest LPs of any era! American II smartly carries on with the stark, haunting vibe of American Recordings – but rather than following the solo acoustic template of that one, Cash is backed by members of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, who smartly take it easy and let Cash's voice and spiritual authority carry the day. Again, Rubin's production masterstroke was to keep it raw and real, but having a smart, sympathetic group of musicians backing John
ny was a smart, progressive next step after the solo acoustic American Recordings. Includes another ingenious mix of covers and originals, including "Rowboat", "Rusty Cage", "Sea Of Heartbreak", "Memories Are Made Of This", "Mean Eyed Cat", "Kneeling Drunkard's Plea", "Unchained", 'I've Been Everywhere", "Meet Me In Heaven" and more.
(CD case has a cutout hole.)