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Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways album

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American V: A Hundred Highways is a studio album by Johnny Cash. It was released on July 4, 2006, by American Recordings. As the title implies, it is the fifth entry in Cash's American series. Like its predecessors, the album is produced by Rick Rubin. It was Cash's first No. 1 album in 37 years. It was certified Gold on August 18, 2006, by the RIAA. As with the other albums in the American series, the album includes covers, originals

Johnny Cash's final album attempts to balance man and myth, with songs that allude to his grief, his deep faith, and his impending death. Perhaps more than any other album in the Rick Rubin-produced series, Cash's final work, American Recordings V: A Hundred Highways, tries to balance the man and the myth, addressing his life and career with a humor and a gravity that are unmistakably human and unmistakably Cash. Despite the fact that all but two of its tracks are covers, these dozen songs address his marriage to June, his determined Christianity, and his impending death with candor and insight

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). The album is a continuation of the highly popular and critically acclaimed series of American recordings produced by Rick Rubin. The series began with 1994's acclaimedAmerican Recordings, followed by Unchained (1996), American III: Solitary Man (2000) and American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002). American V contains 12 tracks and includes one Johnny original, 'Like The 309' (the last song that Johnny wrote and recorded before he died). 1. Help Me (Album Version).

Still, A Hundred Highways feels like a deathbed benediction. The snarling brawn and pitch control and oom-chicka-boom good humor of his great earlier recordings were long behind him, but it turns out those weren’t the secret of his art anyway. The glory of Cash’s records was the dignity and gravity he imparted to any old trifle his producers tossed at him, and as long as he had breath left in him, he could play the Man in Black

The next album in the series American V: A Hundred Highways was to be his last proper album, American VI: Ain’t No Grave was a series of outtakes from these sessions, with song selections that had Johnny cash going down the trail towards the afterlife with themes of redemption, spirituality, roads travelled, and a life fulfilled. Once again he selects traditional songs, God’s Gonna Cut You Down, current songwriters, Bruce Springsteen’s Further Up (On Down the Road), and Cash Original’s including I Came to Believe thematically showing that life, death, and mortality were front and center.

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American V: A Hundred Highways. This album has an average beat per minute of 111 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 82/149 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist American V: A Hundred Highways. BPM Profile American V: A Hundred Highways. Album starts at 84BPM, ends at 135BPM (+51), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Johnny Cash.

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1 Help Me
Written-By – Larry Gatlin
2 God's Gonna Cut You Down
Written-By – Traditional
3 Like The 309
Written-By – Johnny Cash
4 If You Could Read My Mind
Written-By – Gordon Lightfoot
5 Further On Up The Road
Written-By – Bruce Springsteen
6 On The Evening Train
Written-By – Hank Williams
7 I Came To Believe
Written-By – Johnny Cash
8 Love's Been Good To Me
Written-By – Rod McKuen
9 A Legend In My Time
Written-By – Don Gibson
10 Rose Of My Heart
Written-By – Hugh Moffatt
11 Four Strong Winds
Written-By – Ian Tyson
12 I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now
Written-By – Lou Herscher, Saul Klein


  • Art Direction, Design – Christine Cano
  • Coordinator [Album Production] – Lindsay Chase
  • Guitar – Jonny Polonsky, Matt Sweeney, Mike Campbell, Pat McLaughlin, Randy Scruggs, Smokey Hormel
  • Liner Notes – Rick Rubin
  • Mastered By – Vlado Meller
  • Mastered By [Assistance] – Mark Santangelo
  • Mixed By – Greg Fidelman
  • Mixed By [Assistance] – Dan Leffler, Paul Figueroa*
  • Musician [Additional] – Dennis Crouch, "Cowboy" Jack Clement*, "Uncle" Josh Graves*, Larry Perkins, Laura Cash, Mac Wiseman, Mark Howard , Marty Stuart, Pete Wade
  • Photography By – Martyn Atkins
  • Piano, Harpsichord, Organ – Benmont Tench
  • Producer – Rick Rubin
  • Producer [Associate] – John Carter Cash
  • Recorded By [Assistance] – Jimmy Tittle
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – David Ferguson


Recorded at Cash Cabin Studio, Hendersonville, TN and Akadamie Mathematique Of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles, CA
Mixed at Akademie Mathematique Of Philosophical Sound Research, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered at Sony Mastering, NY, NY

℗ & © 2006 AR, L.L.C.
Distributed in Australia by Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd.

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  • Barcode: 8 8697-59781-2 0

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0002769-01 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways ‎(LP, Album) American Recordings, Lost Highway B0002769-01 US 2006
373 511-8 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways ‎(CD, Album) American Recordings, Universal Music Group International 373 511-8 Indonesia 2013
B0007199-02 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways ‎(CD, Album) American Recordings, Lost Highway B0007199-02 US 2006
0600753441688 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) American Recordings 0600753441688 Europe 2014
B0002769-02 Johnny Cash American V: A Hundred Highways ‎(CD, Album) American Recordings B0002769-02 US 2006

Johnny Cash - American V: A Hundred Highways album
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