Various Artists - Look Again to the Wind Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited


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50th anniversary tribute to Cash's landmark album Bitter Tears

Produced by Joe Henry, featuring Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller and more

Of all the dozens of albums released by Johnny Cash during his nearly half-century career, 1964's "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian" is among the closest to the artist s heart. A concept album focusing on the mistreatment and marginalization of the Native American people throughout the history of the United States, its eight songs among them "The Ballad of Ira Hayes," a #3 hit single for Cash on the Billboard country chart spoke in frank and poetic language of the hardships and intolerance they endured.

Now, 50 years after it was recorded, a collective of top Americana artists has come together to re-imagine and update these songs that meant so much to Cash, who died in 2003. For "Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited," creative leader and album producer Joe Henry (Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville) realized that the "Bitter Tears" album held a special place in Cash's canon, and that in many ways the issues it raised still resonate today. This had to be apparent in the new versions he was recording for "Look Again to the Wind." The album features American music giants Kris Kirstofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Norman Blake (the guitarist and only surviving member from the original recording sessions) as well as up-and-comers The Milk Carton Kids and Rhiannon Giddens, interpreting the music of "Bitter Tears" for a new generation. As the original album was for Cash, this new collection is a labor of love with a strong sense of purpose fueling its creation. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, Nashville and at Johnny Cash's personal recording studio, Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, TN.



1. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
2. Apache Tears - Emmylou Harris and The Milk Carton Kids
3. Custer - Steve Earle and The Milk Carton Kids
4. The Talking Leaves - Nancy Blake, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and The Milk Carton Kids
5. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes - Kris Kristofferson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
6. Drums - Norman Blake, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Nancy Blake and Emmylou Harris
7. Apache Tears (Reprise) - Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
8. White Girl - The Milk Carton Kids
9. The Vanishing Race - Rhiannon Giddens, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
10. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow (Reprise) - Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Nancy Blake
11. Look Again To The Wind - Bill Miller

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