'We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music ...'
(Shelby Lynne, Pat Monahan, Jamey Johnson, Kris Kristofferson, et al / Blu ray / NR / 2012 / Legacy)
Overview: Johnny Cash influenced a great variety of musicians and it was never more apparent than on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX. The special concert and 80th-birthday tribute, We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, featured an all-star list of talent not only celebrating the life and legacy of Johnny Cash, but also paying tribute to Cash, his music, his roots and his heritage.
Bu ray Verdict: Featuring a HUGE all-star vocal cast of celebrities, the life and legacy of Johnny Cash is in good hands for sure on this incredible recording. With so many, just so many musical giants wanting to pay tribute to Cash, his music, his roots, and his heritage, there was really no way this set could have gone wrong!
The two and a half hour concert is truly a who's-who from the music world, and the odd actor thrown into the mix too! In truth it is also a well varied mix of people, all from varying musical backgrounds and genres even.
These included such diverse acts as Evanescence's Amy Lee, Train lead singer Pat Monahan, actor/singer Kris Kristofferson, Outlaw pioneer Willie Nelson, and an all-star band led by GRAMMY Award-winning Don Was - which also included Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen, and Greg Leisz.
Chock full of Grammy Award Winners, and correctly labelled as a once-in-a-lifetime set of performances, 'We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash' even goes as far as putting together some incredible duets. Such as Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow performing "If I Were A Carpenter," which as you might recall was one of several duets recorded by Cash and his wife, June; "It Ain't Me Babe," from the great partnership of Pat Monohan and Shelby Lynne; and what has to be one of the true highlights of the set, Kris Kristofferson joins Jamey Johnson for "Sunday Morning Comin' Down."
OK, the full Blu-ray Tracklisting is as follows:
1.Folsom Prison Blues (Performed by Brandi Carlile)
2.Get Rhythm (Performed by Andy Grammer)
3.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Performed by Amy Lee)
4.Hey Porter (Performed by Buddy Miller)
5.Why Me Lord (Performed by Shelby Lynne)
6.Help Me Make It Through the Night (Performed by Pat Monahan)
7.It Ain't Me Babe (Performed by Shelby Lynne and Pat Monahan)
8.Sunday Morning Coming Down(Performed by Jamey Johnson and Kris Kristofferson)
9.Jackson (Performed by Carolina Chocolate Drops)
10.Wreck Of The Old 97 (Performed by Rhett Miller)
11.Ring Of Fire (Performed by Ronnie Dunn)
12.Cocaine Blues (Performed by Shooter Jennings)
13.Hurt (Performed by Lucinda Williams)
14.The Long Black Veil (Performed by Iron & Wine)
15.Big River (Performed by Kris Kristofferson)
16.Cry, Cry, Cry (Performed by Sheryl Crow)
17.If I Were A Carpenter (Performed by Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow)
18.Highwayman (Performed by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Shooter Jennings and Jamey Johnson)
19.I Walk The Line (Performed by Full Ensemble)
This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
20.I Still Miss Someone (Rehearsal performance by Willie Nelson)
21.The Man Comes Around (Performed by Matthew McConaughey)
22.Johnny Cash, His Life and Music Artist Interviews
23.Walking The Line: The Making of a Celebration