A blog for Joe Henry fans

Production 2014


Look again to the wind, Bitter Tears Revisited

  • Find some info over here.  

  • See some artists talk about this album, and their memories of Johnny Cash. 

  • Joe speaks about it in :
...........Henry began creating the situation in his South Pasadena basement in late January. Kris Kristofferson had flown into town to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Grammys. Gibbons was in the area, too, as were Welch and Rawlings. Together, the group spent an entire day at Henry's house, recording songs from Bitter Tears in a collaboration, tag-team fashion. Two weeks later, Henry flew to Nashville and got the group together again, this time adding Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, the Milk Carton Kids, famed flatpicker Norman Blake and other Cash disciples to the mix. The beefed-up roster spent two days at Sound Emporium, built by the late Cowboy Jack Clement, where they finished everything apart from Bill Miller's rendition of the title track.....

LA Times
......"At the end of the day," Henry said, "I would say my great hope is that people will not only be moved by the music as song, but that they will really be reminded that this issue is not ancient history. Things are not better now than they were 50 years ago for Native Americans......
  • Don't forget to read david's musings on the album.
Interview for write on music.
Interesting interview on 'cover projects'.

Featured artists : Caitríona O'Leary, Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens
Read more about it here and here.
Interview with Tom Jones
Great article in the Irish Times.
My personal review


Co-production is used in a verry broad sense. Here it displays all the  albums where Joe produced a part of the album, no matter how much he was involved. Producing the entire album together with someone else, producing a few songs, or just one,....  

Joe produced the track by Swamp Dogg.
Some more info
Levon Henry on woodwinds. 

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