Phillips revitalizes the "Beatlesque" category with substantial songwriting and a woman's voice, which turns the whole sound upside down. The Beatles hardly exhausted the possibilities of their late-'60s sound, and Phillips has the hooks and aphorisms to give that sound a second lease on life.
This 1983-2003 anthology includes her diverse hits and album tracks. Cash has always confounded those who would speculate on her direction, from country to rock to pop. For those just discovering Cash, this is an enlightening start.