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Hear Sheryl Crow's Gripping New 'Redemption Day' Duet With the Voice of Johnny Cash

Sheryl Crow put a powerful new spin on her 1996 song "Redemption Day." The song, which Johnny Cash recorded shortly before his death in 2003, is a haunting commentary on war, greed and the state of humanity.

When Crow was putting together her new album of duets, she reimagined the song as a duet with Cash. With blessing from the Cash family, she used the late country legend's vocals on the song.

Crow debuted the song at Cash Cabin Studios, where Cash recorded his version of the song before his death.

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The video for the "Redemption Day" duet, directed by Shaun Silva, features shots of Crow performing interspersed with clips of sadness and destruction.

"Redemption Day" is the first release from Crow's upcoming duets album, which also features collaborations with Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards, Don Henley and Joe Walsh. Crow has said the album will be her final full-length record.

'Redemption Day' Lyrics:

I've wept for those who suffer long
But how I weep for those who've gone
Into rooms of grief and questioned wrong
But keep on killing
It's in the soul to feel such things
But weak to watch without speaking
Oh what mercy sadness brings
If God be willing
There is a train that's heading straight
To heaven's gate, to heaven's gate
And on the way, child and man
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption day
Fire rages in the streets
And swallows everything it meets
It's just an image often seen
On television
Come leaders, come you men of great
Let us hear you pontificate
Your many virtues laid to waste
And we aren't listening
What do you have for us today
Throw us a bone but save the plate
On why we waited til so late
Was there no oil to excavate
No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of greatThere is a train that's heading straight
To heaven's gate, to heaven's gate
And on the way, child and man
And woman wait, watch and wait
For redemption dayIt's buried in the countryside
It's exploding in the shells at night
It's everywhere a baby cries
Freedom

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