The Wanderer: Johnny Cash as You've Never Heard Him

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Johhny Cash joined the famed band U2 for a hot minute- well, literally, an apocalyptic, spiritual few minutes on their 1993 album Zooropa. Here, you'll hear Cash's booming voice sing right through the heart of the universe and straight to your gut. Since the backing is done by U2, gone is the boom-chika-boom-country of his band, as an understated, slowly moving tap-tap framework of keys, delayed electric guitars, and bass paint the colors to Cash's narration. It's all a mind trip to the nth degree. Fittingly, the original title for the song was "Johnny Cash Walks on the Moon". The man in black is the highwayman again, wandering human lands until he finds the one beyond. 


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