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- Posted on Sep 23rd 2009 3:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"I know Jeff just a little bit," Cash tells Spinner. "I've met him a few times and I'm a huge fan of not only Wilco but Golden Smog and all the rest of it, and it was just a great honor for him to do this."
Tweedy duets with Cash on 'Long Black Veil,' a country standard originally performed by Lefty Frizzell and composed by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin. It tells the story of an innocent man who was convicted of murder because he couldn't reveal his alibi -- he was getting intimate his best friend's wife during the crime. It's been covered over the years by countless artists including Willie Nelson, Barry White, the Band and, of course, Cash's father. But somehow she found a perfect match for the tune with Tweedy.
"I am so impressed with how perfect his intonation is," Cash tells Spinner. "You know, he changed his voice to fit that song. He's got a bluegrass intonation in there, but the really incredible part to me was how well we blended. It was great to hear."
And it sounds great too. Given the talent pool between the two artists, it would've only been surprising if it didn't. Speaking of talent, 'The List' also features duets with Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and Rufus Wainwright. Collectively, they form a legacy almost as heavy as "the list" itself. Dad would be proud.