Johnny Cash - Songs Of Our Soil (1959/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Johnny Cash - Songs Of Our Soil (1959/2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Johnny Cash - Songs Of Our Soil (1959/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 26:05 | 291 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

One of Cash's earlier pseudo-concept albums, this doesn't exactly follow a specific theme like farming or hymns of the American land the whole way through. Rather, it's a collection of a dozen songs that generally are on the folkier and more Americana-centered side of Cash's repertoire, though of course such songs have always had a prominent place in his material.

He bagged the songwriting credits for all but one of the songs on Songs of Our Soil, skillfully relaying tales of drinking, disastrous farm flooding ("Five Feet High and Rising"), the vicious circle of sharecropping ("The Man on the Hill"), death and burial ("The Caretaker"), Native Americana ("Old Apache Squaw"), and spiritual-like piety ("It Could Be You [Instead of Him]"). The death-in-the-desert tale of "Hank and Joe and Me" might get unintentionally camp with its rather jaunty depiction (complete with gospel-like backup choral vocals) of the narrator dying of thirst on a quest for gold. Although "J. Cash" gets the songwriting credit for "I Want to Go Home," in fact it's his version of the homesick sailor folk tale more commonly known as "Sloop John B," recorded elsewhere by the Weavers, the Kingston Trio, the Beach Boys, and others. It's a good set, though pretty short at 26 minutes, and lacking the hits or classics that decorate some of his other vaguely Americana concept albums.
Richie Unterberger


Tracklist:

01. Drink to Me
02. Five Feet High and Rising
03. The Man on the Hill
04. Hank and Joe and Me
05. Clementine
06. The Great Speckle Bird
07. I Want to Go Home
08. The Caretaker
09. Old Apache Squaw
10. Don't Step on Mother's Roses
11. My Grandfather's Clock
12. It Could Be You (Instead of Him)


foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-01-14 20:57:52

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Analyzed: Johnny Cash / Songs Of Our Soil
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR10 -1.85 dB -14.35 dB 1:56 01-Drink to Me
DR12 0.00 dB -13.64 dB 1:50 02-Five Feet High and Rising
DR12 -1.05 dB -15.72 dB 2:11 03-The Man on the Hill
DR11 -0.86 dB -13.60 dB 2:15 04-Hank and Joe and Me
DR11 -1.24 dB -13.58 dB 2:33 05-Clementine
DR12 -0.23 dB -13.88 dB 2:11 06-The Great Speckle Bird
DR12 -0.39 dB -13.73 dB 2:00 07-I Want to Go Home
DR13 -0.06 dB -16.78 dB 2:08 08-The Caretaker
DR12 -1.10 dB -15.81 dB 1:48 09-Old Apache Squaw
DR12 -1.79 dB -16.19 dB 2:35 10-Don't Step on Mother's Roses
DR11 -0.98 dB -14.01 dB 2:48 11-My Grandfather's Clock
DR12 -0.74 dB -14.93 dB 1:50 12-It Could Be You (Instead of Him)
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1484 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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