Elvis Costello, Chris Cornell, and extra helped flip some Johnny Money poems into songs

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In 2016, Johnny Money’s household launched Endlessly Phrases, a group of unpublished poetry that they discovered amongst his possessions after he died, and now they’ve teamed up with numerous musicians to try to reinterpret a few of these poems—and different artifacts present in Money’s papers—into correct songs. The artists contain embrace Kris Kristofferson, Willia Nelson, Brad Paisley, T. Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, and Jewel. There’s additionally a monitor from Chris Cornell, coming about 20 years after Money lined Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” for his album Unchained, with a press launch explaining that Cornell’s contribution was one of many final solo recordings he made earlier than his demise.

It’s additionally value noting that the folks behind this assortment particularly say that they didn’t need to create a “misplaced” Johnny Money album, in order that’s probably not how this needs to be perceived. Even the songs immediately based mostly on Money’s poems are simply that, which means he almost certainly by no means deliberate for these items to be became songs greater than 14 years after he final tossed all of it into packing containers.

You’ll be able to see a trailer for the album under, together with behind-the-scenes glimpses of among the artists concerned, and the musical tackle Endlessly Phrases shall be obtainable on April 6.

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