"She Remembers Everything" is the fifteenth studio album by Rosanne Cash, released Nov 2, 2018 on the Blue Note label.
The 15th full-length release for the singer-songwriter features contributions from such artists as T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, John Leventhal, Lera Lynn, Tucker Martine, and Sam Phillips.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 79, based on 5 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
On her new album She Remembers Everything, the follow-up to 2013’s acclaimed The River & The Thread, Cash is more concerned with the personal than the political. More than anything, she seems to wish comfort upon her listener; the songs envelop you in simple chords and caring words. On She Remembers Everything, Cash seeks to understand—not only herself, but those around her—and how best to usher in peace despite prevailing tumult.
Often using biblical imagery and lyrical metaphors, Cash creates in this album something of an oasis. She speaks on “Crossing To Jerusalem” of the day when “We’ll be crossing to Jerusalem / with nothing but our love,” a sentiment that’s sure to fit in snugly alongside the warm, hopeful sentiments soon emerging with the holiday season. Though Cash refrains from direct political speech on this record, she offers solace amid the political unrest, choosing to focus on personal connection rather than polarization as we near the end of a chaotic, divisive year.
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