She Remembers Everything

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She Remembers Everything
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)
Recorded2017-2018
VenueChurch House Studio, Austin TX
Flora Recording & Payback, Portland, OR
New York Noise, NYC
Studio 22, NYC
United Recording Studio B, Hollywood CA
Genre Americana, Country Folk
Length38:44
Label Blue Note
Producer Tucker Martine, John Leventhal
Rosanne Cash chronology
The River & the Thread
(2014)
She Remembers Everything
(2018)

She Remembers Everything is the fifteenth studio album by American country music singer Rosanne Cash, released in 2018 by Blue Note Records as the follow up to her acclaimed 2014 album The River & the Thread . Produced by Tucker Martine and Cash's husband John Leventhal, Cash co-wrote every song on the album. The track "Crossing to Jerusalem" received a Grammy Award for Best American Roots Song nomination at the 62nd Grammy Awards. [1]

Contents

Track listing

Adapted from AllMusic [2]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" (featuring Colin Meloy) T. Bone Burnett, Rosanne Cash, Lera Lynn 4:20
2."The Undiscovered Country"Cash, John Leventhal 5:20
3."8 Gods of Harlem" (featuring Elvis Costello and Kris Kristofferson)Cash, Costello, Kristofferson3:54
4."Rabbit Hole"Cash4:07
5."Crossing to Jerusalem"Cash, Leventhal3:32
6."Not Many Miles to Go"Cash4:03
7."Everyone But Me"Cash, Leventhal3:37
8."She Remembers Everything"Cash, Sam Phillips 3:37
9."Particle and Wave"Cash2:12
10."My Least Favorite Life"Burnett, Cash, Lynn4:03
Total length:38:44
Deluxe Edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Nothing But the Trush"Cash, Joe Henry 4:40
12."Every Day Fells Like a New Goodbye"Cash, Leventhal2:18
13."The Parting Glass"Traditional2:42
Total length:48:25

Chart performance

Chart (2014)Peak
position
UK Country Albums (OCC) [3] 2
US Billboard 200 [4] 172
US Top Country Albums (Billboard) [5] 16
US Folk Albums (Billboard) [6] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard) [7] 30
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard) [8] 11

Personnel

Critical Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Rolling Stone Country Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [10]
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She Remembers Everything received positive reviews from critics. Writing for Rolling Stone, Will Hermes described the album as a "master class in channeling life into song" and added that "Cash is one of the most ambitious and literary songwriters of her generation" who "goes especially deep on this set", describing how "sometimes the songs appear to conjure autobiography, like “Everyone But Me,” which involves the loss of a mother and father" and "other times she puts more distance between self and subject". Of the album's genre, he noted that Cash "remains hard to categorize, refracting country alongside rock, folk and other elements befitting a longtime resident of New York City’s melting pot". Hermes considers "8 God's of Harlem" as the album's "standout" track and also highlights closing track "My Least Favorite Life", describing it as "the album’s dark lodestar" and a " a sweetly grim waltz with an Eastern European lilt, Brechtian existentialism and a little Tom Waits-ian surrealism" and concludes that "in her narrative hands, it’s comforting not to be traveling alone".

In a similarly positive review, Mark Deming of AllMusic notes that "while [Cash] sounds fresh and vital on every track, the music clearly speaks of experience and maturity" and describes the album as " the work of a musician and songwriter who knows her craft inside and out" with a "lyrical voice full of compassion and lacking in fear or hesitancy", explaining that " Cash is willing to share what lurks in her mind and her heart, and she has the tools to articulate her ideas with literacy and passion in equal measure" through songs that are "rich, nuanced, and never simplistic". He concludes by saying that "She Remembers Everything is a challenging and rewarding set from an artist who is at the peak of her abilities, and if anyone needs to be reminded that Rosanne Cash is one of America's best and smartest songwriters, all they need to do is spend some time with these songs."

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