Wildwood Flower June Carter Cash sounds like a wraith on her valedictory album, Wildwood Flower , her voice ravaged and weathered. But the mood throughout this gentle… Wildwood Flower June Carter Cash sounds like a wraith on her valedictory album, Wildwood Flower , her voice ravaged and weathered. But the mood throughout this gentle… 2003-09-09 June Carter Cash
Music Review

Wildwood Flower (2003)

June Carter Cash | FAREWELL FLOWER Cash delivers haunting country-folk songs on her posthumous album
Image credit: June Carter Cash: John Spellman / Retna
FAREWELL FLOWER Cash delivers haunting country-folk songs on her posthumous album
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 09, 2003; Lead Performance: June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash sounds like a wraith on her valedictory album, Wildwood Flower, her voice ravaged and weathered. But the mood throughout this gentle Appalachian twirl is buoyant and affirming, even when she's covering death-haunted material like ''Sinking in the Lonesome Sea'' and ''Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?'' There's palpable joy in the way she and her supporting cast (including her large, extended family) breathe life into these age-old country-folk songs, as if they're tugging at rapture and sadness at the same time. As a posthumous release, it's almost too poignant to bear.

Originally posted Sep 12, 2003 Published in issue #727-728 Sep 12, 2003 Order article reprints
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