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Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music Country (also called country and western) is a genre of popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that ...
's twelfth studio album, released on
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on October 6, 2009, her only album for the label. At the age of 18, Rosanne gave a list of 100 country songs to expand her knowledge of
country music Country (also called country and western) is a genre of popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed b ...
. The album featured covers of classic songs, which was dedicated to her father
Johnny Cash John R. Cash (born J. R. Cash; February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Much of Cash's music contained themes of sorrow, moral tribulation, and redemption, especially in the later ...
. It also includes guest performances by
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruc ...
,
Elvis Costello Declan Patrick McManus, OBE The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry An order of chivalry, order of knighthood, chivalric order, or equestrian order is an order of knights typically founded during ...
,
Jeff Tweedy Jeffrey Scot Tweedy (born August 25, 1967) is an American musician, songwriter, author, and record producer best known as the singer Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or voca ...
and
Rufus Wainwright Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer A composer (Latin wikt:compono, ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a person who writes musical composition, music, esp ...
. The album also contained covers of classic country songs made by Jimmie Rodgers,
The Carter Family The Carter Family is a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass music, bluegrass, country music, country, Southern Gospel, popular music, pop and rock musicians a ...
,
Don Gibson Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 – November 17, 2003) was an American songwriter and country musician. A Country Music Hall of Fame The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee Nashville is the Capital city, c ...
, Ray Price,
Lefty Frizzell William Orville "Lefty" Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was an American country music Country (also called country and western) is a genre of popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distribut ...
,
Patsy Cline Patsy Cline (born Virginia Patterson Hensley; September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American singer. She is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century and was one of the first country music Country (also ca ...
, and other country stars, as well the traditional folk song "Motherless Children" and 1960s folk numbers by
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture Popular cul ...
and
Peter, Paul, and Mary Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk Folk or Folks may refer to: Sociology *Nation *People * Folklore ** Folk art ** Folk dance ** Folk hero ** Folk music *** Folk metal *** Folk punk *** Folk rock ** Folk religion * Folk taxonomy Arts, ...
. Three songs had previously been recorded by her father: "Sea of Heartbreak", "The Long Black Veil," which he had recorded and performed numerous times and "Girl from the North Country", a 1963 Bob Dylan song that was re-recorded as a duet between Dylan and Cash in 1969 for Dylan's ''
Nashville Skyline ''Nashville Skyline'' is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest ...
'' album. ''The List'' peaked at #5 on ''
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s country album chart — Cash's first top ten album on the chart in 22 years — and hit #22 on the general
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, topping her previously most successful album on that chart, 1981's ''Seven Year Ache'' which peaked at #26. It was also her first entry on the ''Billboard''
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chart, where it debuted and peaked at #8. The album was nominated for a
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and won the prestigious Album of the Year award at the 2010
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.


Track listing


Personnel

*
Rosanne Cash Rosanne Cash (born May 24, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter and author. She is the eldest daughter of country music Country (also called country and western) is a genre of popular music Popular music is music with wide appeal that ...
– vocals *
Bruce Springsteen Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician who is both a solo artist and the leader of the E Street Band The E Street Band is an American rock band, and has been musician Bruc ...
– vocals *
Jeff Tweedy Jeffrey Scot Tweedy (born August 25, 1967) is an American musician, songwriter, author, and record producer best known as the singer Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice. A person who sings is called a singer or voca ...
– vocals *
Rufus Wainwright Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright (born July 22, 1973) is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer A composer (Latin wikt:compono, ''compōnō''; literally "one who puts together") is a person who writes musical composition, music, esp ...
– vocals *
Elvis Costello Declan Patrick McManus, OBE The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry An order of chivalry, order of knighthood, chivalric order, or equestrian order is an order of knights typically founded during ...
– vocals *Joe Bonadio – drums *Zev Katz – bass *
John Leventhal John Leventhal (born December 18, 1952) is a musician, producer, songwriter, and recording engineer who has produced albums for William Bell, The Blind Boys of Alabama The Blind Boys of Alabama, also billed as The Five Blind Boys of Alabama ...
– organ, bass, dobro, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, percussion, drums, harmonium, Wurlitzer *Tim Luntzel – bass *
Shawn Pelton Shawn Pelton is an American drummer and percussionist. He has recorded with a wide range of artists and has been a first call player since moving to New York in the late 1980s. Shawn has recorded with artists such as Sheryl Crow Sheryl Suzan ...
– drums *Curtis King – background vocals *Rick DePofi – piano, bass clarinet, horn Production notes: *John Leventhal – producer, engineer, mixing *Rick DePofi – co-producer, engineer, mixing *
Ted Jensen Ted Jensen (born September 19, 1954) is an American mastering engineer, known for having mastered many recordings, including the Eagles (band), Eagles' ''Hotel California (Eagles album), Hotel California'', Green Day's ''American Idiot'' and Nor ...
– mastering *Deborah Feingold – photography *Perry Greenfield – product manager *Jill Dell'Abate – production coordination


Charts


Weekly charts


Year-end charts


References

2009 albums Rosanne Cash albums Albums produced by John Leventhal {{2000s-country-album-stub