Legend of Johnny Cash - (Import CD)
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- Rock 'N' Roll
- Mono / Stereo
- Chips Moman; Don Law; Frank Jones; Gregg Geller; Johnny Cash; Andy McKaie; Rick Rubin; Steve Berkowitz; Bob Johnston; Charlie Bragg
- The Legend of Johnny Cash
Audio Remasterers: Dana Smart; Gavin Lurssen.
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Recording information: San Quentin Prison, CA.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Jim Marshall ; David Gahr; Les Leverett; Alan Messer.
Not to be confused with the LEGEND box set released around the same time in 2005, THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH is the first single-disc compilation to span the country icon's entire recorded career. Although whittling Cash's massive catalogue down to a single disc is virtually futile, the Hip-O label has done an admirable job, resulting in a well-chosen 21-track history of the late Man in Black.
THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH begins with the singer/songwriter's initial 1950s studio sessions for the revered Sun Records--"Cry! Cry! Cry!" and "Hey Porter"--which confidently introduced the world to Cash's distinctive deep vocals and spare, "boom-chicka-boom" sound. While other career-defining Sun singles are present (most notably, "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk the Line"), Cash's decades with Columbia and his brief stint with Mercury are quickly skimmed over in favor of the numerous tracks from his lauded '90s/'00s American recordings. Stand-outs from that era include his haunting reworking of "Delia's Gone," the swaggering "I've Been Everywhere," and his minimal take on "The Man Comes Around." Though longtime Cash fans will already own most of this material, the collection works wonderfully as a concise introduction to his near-mythic career.
- Johnny Cash
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Cry! Cry! Cry!
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Hey Porter
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Folsom Prison Blues
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I Walk the Line
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Get Rhythm
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Big River
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Guess Things Happen That Way
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Ring of Fire
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Jackson
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Boy Named Sue, A - (live)
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Sunday Morning Coming Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Man in Black
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] One Piece at a Time
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Highwayman
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Wanderer, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Delia's Gone
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Rusty Cage
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] I've Been Everywhere
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Give My Love to Rose
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Man Comes Around, The - (Early Take, early take)
- [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Hurt
- Studio / Live
- Universal Distribution
- Video Disabled
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