So apparently Johnny Cash recorded some music in German -- or someone's damn good at sounding just like Johnny Cash -- either way this is pretty awesome. This particular video is for I Walk The Line, but I much prefer it's German translation: Wer kennt den Weg
Artists covering themselves in different languages is always good, because it feels like the days when singers were essentially record company slaves who had to do whatever they were asked in order to shift units in new “territories” full of people eager to fully understand the poetry they were listening to. The man in black seems well suited FOR the dark gravitas of German in the same way that “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” singer Jimmy Ruffin seems totally suited to Italian in this version of his enduring hit.
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