June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower

June Carter Cash
Wildwood Flower

(Dualtone)

First Appeared at The Music Box, October 2003, Volume 10, #10

Written by John Metzger

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Prior to her passing, June Carter Cash put the finishing touches on Wildwood Flower, her follow-up to the powerful, Grammy-winning Press On. Much like its predecessor, Wildwood Flower incorporates a number of Carter-family classics with several of Cash’s own compositions to form a relaxed, easy-going, and frequently emotional autobiographical essay. Her duet with Johnny Cash on Temptation is playful, and one can feel the love between them ooze through the song’s bouncy bluegrass strains. Elsewhere, she brightly illuminates Keep on the Sunny Side, while both Storms Are on the Ocean and Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone are intimate and haunting. At numerous points throughout the album, Cash provides spoken- word introductions to the songs, and when these were not available, historical footage feeds the poignant familial tenderness that lies within each nook and cranny. Utilizing the same mixture of family and friends the made Press On such a gem, Cash bathes her songs in a warm glow that paints with breathtaking beauty a loving remembrance of a life well-lived. starstarstarstar

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46th Annual Grammy Award Winner:
Best Traditional Folk Album

46th Annual Grammy Award Winner:
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Keep on the Sunny Side

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Of Further Interest...

Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys - Live at Mechanics Hall

Del McCoury Band - The Family

Grey DeLisle - The Graceful Ghost

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Wildwood Flower is available
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Ratings

1 Star: Pitiful
2 Stars: Listenable
3 Stars: Respectable
4 Stars: Excellent
5 Stars: Can't Live Without It!!

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