Sheryl Crow has just premiered the official concert video for a live version of "Redemption Day" featuring vocals from Johnny Cash.
The song was originally released on her 1996 self-titled debut, and Johnny Cash recorded a cover of it before his death in 2003 which wasn't released until 2010's American VI: Ain't No Grave. The arrangement of the new concert version is similar to Cash's and and features vocals from the late country icon.
The video for the new combined take on the track features footage of Johnny Cash spliced with images of war, soldiers, and weapons. When Crow plays the track live, the footage is projected on a screen behind her, creating an immersive experience of the powerful song. Crow spoke with Rolling Stone about the track:
We talked to John Carter, Johnny's son, and said, 'We feel like adding his voice to this and it really brings it home. We're all feeling the weight of the chaos we seem to be trying to navigate through — politically, socially, everything in the world is supposed to be interconnected, and there's so much unrest and so much hostility. I mean, he's singing about peace... it was really in line with his belief system and Christianity. So we asked if we could mix his voice in and John Carter loved the idea, and we just used footage of him looking like himself — all aspects of himself through his career — so you see that and you hear his voice, and it's very profound and impactful when you see it live.
For a chance to see the song, you can catch Sheryl Crow on her current US tour. Find out details at her official website.
Source: Rolling Stone