Uncut Magazine has given “Johnny Cash – The Complete Columbia Album Collection” a perfect 10/10 rating! The magazine writes:
Cash was, of course, an artist utterly without guile. If he sang it, you knew he connected with it, that he believed in it. His rugged, authoritative, whooping, growling, sometimes talk-singing vocals—featuring that Voice of God baritone—married to endless variations on the trademark Tennessee Three boom-chicka-boom, defined his spartan musicality. Country, blues, rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, gospel—it all just ended up sounding like Johnny Cash music. It was less about musical expansiveness than how much heart and soul (and faith, grace, righteousness, humor, social justice, and basic humanity) he could pack into the grooves, a stubborn, less-is-more motif that served him well.
… Complete Columbia is simply a singular, staggering body of work, throwing down challenges in all directions: Define yourself before someone else defines you; call your own shots, and call ’em as you seem ’em; don’t take s*** from anybody, but never take yourself too seriously. And underline it all with a generous spirit of justice and love.
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