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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Jawbone (11 Mar. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906002363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906002367
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 699,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'In the 1980s, Johnny Cash was languishing on the cabaret circuit, until a group of indie artists turned him from country star into cultural icon....' --The Guardian, April 2011

About the Author

Graeme Thomson has written on popular culture for The Guardian, The Observer, Uncut, Mojo, Esquire, The Word, Time Out, the New Statesman and the Herald, and speaks frequently on radio, including BBC Radio Four's flagship arts show Front Row. Thomson is the author of three acclaimed biographies of elusive, often difficult musicians: Complicated Shadows (Canongate, 2004), a study of Elvis Costello; The Outlaw (Virgin, 2006), an intimate portrait of Willie Nelson; and most recently Under The Ivy (Omnibus, 2010), an in-depth biography of Kate Bush. His third book, I Shot A Man In Reno (Continuum 2008), was a subjective history of the many different, often unsatisfactory ways popular music has dealt with the issue of mortality.

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The hydra-headed beast that was the public personae of Johnny Cash is carefully explored in Graeme's latest book. The emphasis is on the Rick Rubin devised version of Johnny, with ample reference to his past career giving depth to the portrayal. It would be the Man In Blacks final, triumphant image. The fact that calculation and premeditation were abiding elements is plainly stated and are shown to be acceptable in that at its core was the powerhouse and force of nature that was Johnny. Assessments of the recordings are skillfully blended with many an apt quote from the people involved. U2's Adam Clayton is exceptionaly cogent in his comments, time and again encapsulating facets of the story. It's a book that'll have you re-listening to Johnny's work with a whole new frame of mind.
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A very inside rereading of his life arriving to the final years of American Recording experience. A lot of introspective that can help to understand Cash as a man before as a singer. I love this book
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HASH(0x8f7d2a98) out of 5 stars Excellent Recounting of Cash's Artistic Rebirth 27 May 2016
By Tim Field - Published on Amazon.com
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I read Robert Hilburn's massive biography of Johnny Cash published a few years ago and while I enjoyed its sweeping survey of the Man in Black's career I found that I preferred Graeme Thomson's more narrowly focused book, The Resurrection of Johnny Cash. Thomson does a fine job in describing how Cash lost his way as an artist in the 70's and 80's and his struggles to regain his audience and make memorable new music.

I learned so much about Cash and the making of the American Recordings in this book. Thomson is anything but worshipful of Cash, but captures the integrity of the man and also the contradictions and explores the reasons why he continued to tour so often and with such a disappointing revue-style live format. I especially enjoyed the extensive interviews with Rosanne Cash, Chelsea Crowell and the figures involved first-hand in the making of the American Recordings.

Graeme Thomson's reviews of Rick Rubin's collaborations with Johnny Cash are clear-eyed, fair, sometimes brutally honest and always enlightening. This is a fabulous book that I can't wait to share with fellow Johnny Cash fans. Highly recommended.
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HASH(0x8f7d2af8) out of 5 stars great book 27 Mar. 2013
By Diane M. Milinkovich - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative and interesting, I am sure our patrons at the library will like this book. A+A++A+A+A+ thank you again
8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ff9bda4) out of 5 stars A thoughtful exploration of Johnny Cash's last 'myth' 22 April 2011
By J. John Foyle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The hydra-headed beast that was the public personae of Johnny Cash is carefully explored in Graeme's latest book. The emphasis is on the Rick Rubin devised version of Johnny, with ample reference to his past career giving depth to the portrayal. It would be the Man In Blacks final, triumphant image. The fact that calculation and premeditation were abiding elements is plainly stated and are shown to be acceptable in that at its core was the powerhouse and force of nature that was Johnny. Assessments of the recordings are skillfully blended with many an apt quote from the people involved. U2's Adam Clayton is exceptionaly cogent in his comments, time and again encapsulating facets of the story. It's a book that'll have you re-listening to Johnny's work with a whole new frame of mind.
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f7d2d80) out of 5 stars Don't they have editors anymore 19 April 2012
By Denis J. Kirkaldy - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is a good idea but it is spoilt by atrocious editing. There are far too many factial errors - such as the Statler Brothers being labelled a trio!- which amde it frustrating to read.
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