Rosanne Cash, "The List"

81 Billboard Rating

Grieving the loss of a loved one may yield a harvest of creativity. In Rosanne Cash's case, the 2003 death of her father, Johnny Cash, inspired the heartfelt originals on her 2006 release "Black Cadillac." The late country legend's memory also largely informs Cash's new album, "The List"-sublime renderings of tunes her dad considered essential American gems. Cash not only infuses love into her delivery on the collection but also proves herself a supreme song stylist. Guest vocalists contribute gracefully to these country classics, highlighted by Bruce Springsteen singing into the marrow of the midtempo track "Sea of Heartbreak" and Elvis Costello spicing up "Heartaches by the Number." But the spotlight is rightfully on Cash, who sails gently through "Miss the Mississippi and You" while deliciously strolling through Hank Snow's "I'm Movin' On." She ends the acoustic affair with a heartrending interpretation of the Carter Family's "Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow."-Dan Oullette

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