Black Cadillac The thematic stuff of this CD — the death of Roseanne Cash's father (Johnny), mother (Vivian Liberto Distin), and stepmother (June Carter Cash), all in… Black Cadillac The thematic stuff of this CD — the death of Roseanne Cash's father (Johnny), mother (Vivian Liberto Distin), and stepmother (June Carter Cash), all in… 2006-01-24 Rosanne Cash Pop
Music Review

Black Cadillac (2006)

IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT Cash strikes Black gold
Image credit: Rosanne Cash: Ethan A. Russell
IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT Cash strikes Black gold
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 24, 2006; Lead Performance: Rosanne Cash; Genre: Pop

The thematic stuff of this CD — the death of Roseanne Cash's father (Johnny), mother (Vivian Liberto Distin), and stepmother (June Carter Cash), all in a two-year span is — so weighted with American myth it cries out for an opera, not a set of emotionally understated singer-songwriter pop. But the best of Cash's Black Cadillac compositions, especially the luminous piano ballads ''I Was Watching You'' and ''The World Unseen,'' turns her healing process into great art.

Originally posted Jan 20, 2006 Published in issue #860 Jan 27, 2006 Order article reprints