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Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson, VH1 Storytellers

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Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson, VH1 Storytellers

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1583234

Disk length: 51m 46s (15 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1998

Label: Unknown

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“VH1 Storytellers” Tracks & Durations

1. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky 6:13
2. Worried Man 3:48
3. Family Bible 3:20
4. Don't Take Your Guns To Town 4:42
5. Funny How Time Slips Away 3:59
6. Flesh And Blood 2:42
7. Crazy 2:23
8. Unchained 2:43
9. Night Life 3:43
10. Drive On 2:23
11. Me And Paul 3:11
12. I Still Miss Someone 3:13
13. Always On My Mind 4:05
14. Folsom Prison Blues 3:40
15. On the Road Again 1:31

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Review

Two of the greatest artists in country music history swapping stories and songs! How could anything go wrong? The truth is, meetings of legends often fail to meet expectations. Perhaps this one works because the concept is so simple: two men exchanging their signature songs and stories behind them. Johnny checks in with "Don't Take Your Guns to Town," Willie retorts with "Funny How Time Slips Away," and so on. Nothing wrong with that. --Steven StolderTaken from the VH1 special Storytellers, this album is, as Cash explains in the notes, "two guitars, two stools and (me) and Willie." That perfect concept doesn't disappoint--the Man in Black and the Redheaded Stranger deliver moving guitar-and-voice performances of their best-known compositions and a few of their finer covers, Cash's deep rumble taking turns with Willie's fragile tenor over 15 songs. Both legends provide beautiful moments throughout, though the edge might have to go to Cash, since, in line with the show's concept, he frequently recounts the stories that inspired his art. Nelson, however, mainly limits himself to revealing that he wrote his three greatest songs ("Funny How Time Slips Away," "Crazy," and "Night Life") all in one week. The stories behind why he wrote them remain untold. --David Cantwell