While Fabulous fit nicely into the Sun sound, except with added drums, Hymns was the gospel album Sam forbade. Now on Songs of Our Soil, Cash strikes out into an entirely new vein — the concept album. In twelve tightly crafted songs, Cash evokes a passing rural America. As many have noted, the album is filled with death. Other songs offer little cheeriness.
Despite the dour subject matter, the music throughout is upbeat. Fans of the Sun sound will really enjoy this one. This album speaks of two worlds: the reality of life in the rural south he grew up in and the lore of the West that filled his imagination as a child on the farm. That life was full of struggle, with poverty and natural disaster always looming at the door, threatening to take everything a hard working family had worked for.
A majority of the songs involve dying. Sails ". By his own admission, Cash was becoming fascinated by death during this time, in part due to his growing amphetamine and barbiturate dependence, and also due to the premature death of his brother. Singles - Billboard North America. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The album's cover art was created by Jack Davis. Cash would reprise a number of the tracks on this album in later venues such as TV performances, and live versions of "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" and "Joe Bean" would be featured on his later live album At Folsom Prison.
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