Sunday, February 19, 2006

Walk the Line

Went to see Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, at Brixton Ritzy last weekend and can't recommend it highly enough. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon burn up the screen in the lead roles and in taking care of all the singing themselves, have inadvertently produced one of the strongest albums of the year so far in the shape of the soundtrack. Even if you're not a Cash fan, I challenge you to be unmoved by their version of Bob Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe - it's a thing of great beauty. Go see/listen.