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1-CD-Album Digipak (6-plated) with 58-page booklet, 26 tracks. Playing time approx. 74 mns​.... more

Johnny Cash & Gunter Gabriel: The Man In Black - The International Johnny Cash (CD)

1-CD-Album Digipak (6-plated) with 58-page booklet, 26 tracks. Playing time approx. 74 mns​.

This CD is unique:
Part 1 finds Gunter Gabriel singing 11 Johnny Cash hits in German.
In Part 2, Johnny Cash himself sings in German and Spanish.

The last part features German artists interpreting more Johnny Cash songs.


Johnny Cash: He was the pinnacle of my life.
It was back in 1980. We sat in the dining-room in his house in Hendersonville on Cumberland Lake near Nashville. His parents were there; his daughter, Rosanne; June Carter’s daughter, Carlene; Johnny’s guitar player, Bob Wooten, and his wife, Anita Carter (June’s sister); and me. I was an aspiring country singer and the guest of honour that night. Black waiters with white gloves were serving southern chicken. On my right June arose to offer up a prayer. I was excited because Johnny was seated right across the long table from me. June was in rare form. She spoke about America and Russia, about Kruschev and Kennedy, about the maize harvest, the lack of water in Senegal, the hungry kids around the world, and then back to country music, Nashville and peace on earth. This took quite a while. Johnny sat there waiting, his mighty head buried in his right palm, and did not say a word. I can’t remember what was more stirring to me – the chicken aroma (did I mention I was very hungry?) or Johnny’s presence. I had arrived at a spiritual journey’s end.

Twenty-five years ago in my small hometown’s municipal swimming pool I remember I Walk The Line blasting out of a cheap transistor radio. Then the DJ said, “That was Johnny Cash.” That was it! I had learned about rock 'n' roll… Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis. But now there was Johnny Cash. He was completely different, singing about workers, prisoners. It was like John Wayne on record! The Cold War was raging in Europe. We had singers like Rudi Schuricke, Gerhard Wendland, Caterina Valente and the first records by Freddy Quinn, but those guys from across the ocean were different from anything we’d ever known. Different lyrics, different rhythms…just totally different. Elvis made me play guitar, but Johnny made me a songwriter. I will never forget Rock Island Line, even though I didn’t know exactly what it was about because my English came straight from a dictionary and a formal grammar book.

Johnny Cash has accompanied me through my whole life from the time I first heard I Walk the Line. I have all his songs – on vinyl, CD, and cassette. I have all the sheet music and countless written pieces of paper. I needed him like a psychiatrist. I heard him in the morning while I had a shave, and at night on the autobahn. I admire his art and I admire the man himself. I rank him alongside Doctor Albert Schweitzer.

Following my first visit to Nashville, we met every time he was on tour in Germany. In the tour bus from Hamburg heading south across Luneburg Heath, June was reading aloud from the Bible while Johnny clasped the bus rail with one hand and held a video camera in the other. I remember when he was on stage at the Cologne Sporthalle and said, "Come onstage, Gunter, let us sing a song.” There was always something special around him one could not escape. We used one microphone the way John Lennon and Paul McCartney did. We sang St. Quentin, but I would have sung Silent Night with him. It was marvellous. It was an honour for me. The peak of my life.

Gunter Gabriel

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Gabriel, Gunter - The Man In Black - The International Johnny Cash (CD) CD 1
01 Das Johnny Cash Konzert GABRIEL, Gunter
02 Der Mann hinterm Pflug GABRIEL, Gunter
03 Gitarre Eigenbau GABRIEL, Gunter
04 Ich bleib auf Kurs GABRIEL, Gunter
05 Folsom Prison Blues GABRIEL, Gunter
06 Big River GABRIEL, Gunter
07 Ein Stückchen pro Tag GABRIEL, Gunter
08 Ein Junge namens Susi GABRIEL, Gunter
09 San Quentin GABRIEL, Gunter
10 Ich werd gesucht GABRIEL, Gunter
11 Noch 20 Minuten zu geh'n GABRIEL, Gunter
12 A Front Row Seat To Hear Ole SILVERSTEIN, Shel
13 Man In Black CASH, Johnny
14 Wer kennt den Weg CASH, Johnny
15 Viel zu spät CASH, Johnny
16 Wo ist zu hause, Mama CASH, Johnny
17 In Virginia CASH, Johnny
18 Kleine Rosmarie CASH, Johnny
19 Besser so, Jenny-Jo CASH, Johnny
20 El Matador CASH, Johnny
21 Fuego D' Amor CASH, Johnny
22 Die Colt Ballade LOW, Bruce
23 Wo kommt denn bloss die Liebe her STELLY, Kurt
24 Mein Weg führt mich zu dir HERBST, Juergen
25 Lass deinen Colt zu Haus WOLF, Donald
26 Der grosse Treck nach Idaho BENDIX, Ralf
Gunter Gabriel Geb. 11.6. 1942 in Bünde - Westfalen Record Labels: Hansa, Polydor, Bear Family... more
"Johnny Cash & Gunter Gabriel"

Gunter Gabriel

Geb. 11.6. 1942 in Bünde - Westfalen
Record Labels: Hansa, Polydor, Bear Family Records
Erster Hit: Er Ist Ein Kerl (1974)
Erster Top Ten Hit: Hey Boss, Ich Brauch` Mehr Geld (1974)

Gunter Gabriel - Freiheit ist ein Abenteuer.

Gunter GabrielThe man singer with the guitar. Just a moment ago the big Gunter GabrielBlonde had to sign an autograph between a salad plate and an apple juice spritzer. On a white paper napkin. At noon Gunter Gabriel often eats here, at Klaus', in a snack bar somewhere in the labyrinth of Harburg harbour. Klaus, the innkeeper, always has good things on his menu, home cooking and fried food and his prices are cheap, says the lunch guest in the washed-out black jeans and the pointed cowboy boots. He likes it. Everybody in this pinte knows him, at least from TV. Everybody calls him by his first name: "Hey, Gunter, what's going on?"

 

Gunter Gabriel is prominent, but therefore far from unapproachable. He's an anti-star. One who has nothing to fall into his lap, who has had to bite his way through his whole life, he says, while he lets himself be inspired by Klaus' homemade herb. Above all, Gunter Gabriel is one of them, the Malochern. Even though his last big hits may have been a while ago and he may have relegated from the Bundesliga to the Kreisklasse in the meantime, as he puts it, Gunter Gabriel has never been out of the window, and many fans have remained loyal to him for years.

 

For despite all the success that rolled over him, when Gunter Gabriel began in the early 70s to capture the state of mind of the so-called "little people down there" and process it into songs, he remained a buddy; one who understands how to express what many think; one who speaks the language of the people and to whom, in return, one pats the shoulder without inhibitions.

 

"My heroes are the women and men everywhere in the land who do the work day by day, quiet and unrecognized. My heroes are all those who often overlook. And yet basically making sure that the wheels turn" (from: Meine Helden, M+T: Gabriel, 1977) When a new CD would finally come, asks one of Klaus' regular eaters in the orange overall from the next table over. "I'm in the process of recording new footage. Just got out of the studio. But it will take a little longer," answers Gunter Gabriel. A pop singer? No, he doesn't rhyme 'heart' with 'pain', but 'differential' with 'works council election' or 'whole man' with 'highway'.

 

Gunter Gabriel's songs are like a warm, firm handshake.

 

A songwriter? Yes, but he doesn't let himself be nailed down politically (and he's closer to rock 'n' roll than to chanson). But he never kept his perspective on things to himself: He sang about radiation sludge from the nuclear laboratory (Der Mann hinterm Pflug, 1982) and the steelmakers' fear of impending unemployment (Rheinhausen, 1988), about German soldiers in ex-Yugoslavia (Es steht ein Haus im Kosovo, 1999) or the farewell to the D-Mark (Bye Bye Deutsche Mark, 2002). Gunter Gabriel reveals himself in the songs, his music often bears his biographical stamp. Not everyone feels addressed by it, but his followers like the honesty and passion of his everyday and asphalt poetry.

 

The toughest boys are always the ones who cry secretly and can be incredibly romantic. In Gunter Gabriel's deep trucker voice you can hear the loving, the irretrievably nostalgic and romantic, the unswerving belief in goodness and love at every tone.
Elke Heidenreich, Cologne, January 2011

 

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Eine liebevoll zusammengestellte Kollektion rund um Johnny Cash!

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Tracklist
Gabriel, Gunter - The Man In Black - The International Johnny Cash (CD) CD 1
01 Das Johnny Cash Konzert
02 Der Mann hinterm Pflug
03 Gitarre Eigenbau
04 Ich bleib auf Kurs
05 Folsom Prison Blues
06 Big River
07 Ein Stückchen pro Tag
08 Ein Junge namens Susi
09 San Quentin
10 Ich werd gesucht
11 Noch 20 Minuten zu geh'n
12 A Front Row Seat To Hear Ole
13 Man In Black
14 Wer kennt den Weg
15 Viel zu spät
16 Wo ist zu hause, Mama
17 In Virginia
18 Kleine Rosmarie
19 Besser so, Jenny-Jo
20 El Matador
21 Fuego D' Amor
22 Die Colt Ballade
23 Wo kommt denn bloss die Liebe her
24 Mein Weg führt mich zu dir
25 Lass deinen Colt zu Haus
26 Der grosse Treck nach Idaho