Walk the Line (2005) Q: Why pay to listen to Walk the Line , an album on which Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon channel Johnny and June Carter Cash?… 2005-11-15 Various Artists Rock
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Walk the Line (2005)

Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line | FINE 'LINE' Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon do justice to the Cash's
FINE 'LINE' Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon do justice to the Cash's
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2005; Lead Performance: Various Artists; Genre: Rock

Q: Why pay to listen to Walk the Line, an album on which Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon channel Johnny and June Carter Cash? A: Because it's better than you suspect. Produced by T Bone Burnett (O Brother, Where Are Thou?), these new versions of beloved oldies ring surprisingly true. No, it's not Johnny and June, but a credible simulation. If, combined with the (quite good) film, this inspires new fans to check out the originals, a higher purpose will indeed have been served.

Originally posted Nov 11, 2005 Published in issue #850 Nov 18, 2005 Order article reprints