On November 5, 1996.

Unchained cash

On November 5, 1996, “American Recordings” released “Unchained”, the 82nd Johnny Cash album and the second one in the “American Recording Series”. “Unchained” won a “Grammy Award” for “Best Country Album”. The album was produced by Rick Rubin.


  • Johnny Cash – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Tom Petty- vocals, guitars, bass, chamberlin
  • Mike Campbell- guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro
  • Benmont Tench- piano, Hammond B3 Organ, Vox continental organ, harmonium, chamberlin
  • Howie Epstein- acoustic guitar, bass
  • Steve Ferrone- drums, percussion
  • Curt Bisquera- drums, percussion
  • Marty Stuart- guitars, bass
  • Flea- bass
  • Lindsey Buckingham- acoustic guitar
  • Mick Fleetwood- percussion
  • Juliet Prater – percussion
  • Martyn Atkins – art direction, photography
  • Christine Cano – art direction, design, photography
  • Andy Earl– photography

Track listing:

  1. Rowboat – Beck
  2. Sea of Heartbreak – Paul Hampton, Hal David
  3. Rusty Cage – Chris Cornell
  4. The One Rose (That’s Left in My Heart) – Del Lyon, Lani McIntire
  5. Country Boy – Johnny Cash
  6. Memories Are Made of This – Richard Dehr, Terry Gilkyson, Frank Miller
  7. Spiritual – Josh Haden
  8. The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea – Maybelle Carter, Anita Carter, Helen Carter, June Carter Cash
  9. Southern Accents – Tom Petty
  10. Mean Eyed Cat – Johnny Cash
  11. Meet Me in Heaven – Johnny Cash
  12. I Never Picked Cotton – Bobby George, Charles Williams
  13. Unchained – Jude Johnstone
  14. I’ve Been Everywhere – Geoff Mack

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