The performance is one of Cornell’s last solo recordings before his 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝 last year.
An album of previously unseen Johnny Cash lyrics and poems has been transformed into new music by an all-star line-up including the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Cash’s eldest daughter, Rosanne Cash, also feature on Johnny Cash: Forever Words.
The album consists of undiscovered material from a treasure trove of belongings left when Cash and his wife June Carter Cash 𝙙𝙚𝙖d less than four months apart in 2003.
The couple’s child, John Carter Cash, co-produced the record and invited a stellar cast of musicians to accompany Cash’s handwritten letters, poems and documents with new music.
Cornell performs You Never Knew My Mind, which sets some of Cash’s introspective words to original music on one of his last solo recordings before he died in 2017.
Carter Cash said: “Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart.
“I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with Dad.
“It became an exciting endeavour to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that Dad would have wanted.”
Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the album also includes performances from Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp and Brad Paisley.
Versatile Alison Krauss To Play Foxwoods
Alison Krauss has thoroughly demonstrated her versatility, having established her skills in the realms of bluegrass, country gospel, adult contemporary pop, and rootsy Americana. In 2007 Krauss released a record with former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant full of excellent and mostly unknown covers.
Last year Krauss released “Windy City,” her fourth solo album apart from her work with acoustic outfit Union Station. Krauss further demonstrates her skill as a picker of songs and an interpreter on the new record, performing a semi-obscure Willie Nelson tune, a Bill Monroe song given a Texas twist by Doug Sahm (“Poison Love”), a classic popularized by Glen Campbell (“Gentle On My Mind”) and a Roger Miller deep cut (“River in the Rain”). Krauss gives the songs interpretations that move from jazzy touches to Latin rhythms and classic country takes.