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Format: CD
Sku: 60515952
UPC: 696998629028
UPC 14: 00696998629028
Release Date: 2/12/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Hey Porter ~ Johnny Cash
2. Cry, Cry, Cry ~ Johnny Cash
3. I Walk The Line ~ Johnny Cash
4. Get Rhythm ~ Johnny Cash
5. There You Go ~ Johnny Cash
6. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen ~ Johnny Cash
7. Big River ~ Johnny Cash
8. Guess Things Happen That Way ~ Johnny Cash
9. All Over Again ~ Johnny Cash
10. Don't Take Your Guns To Town ~ Johnny Cash
11. Five Feet High And Rising ~ Johnny Cash
12. Rebel Johnny Yuma, The ~ Johnny Cash
13. Tennessee Flat Top Box ~ Johnny Cash
14. I Still Miss Someone ~ Johnny Cash
15. Ring Of Fire ~ Johnny Cash
16. Ballad Of Ira Hayes, The ~ Johnny Cash
17. Orange Blossom Special - (with Charlie McCoy/Boots Randolph/The Carter Family) ~ Johnny Cash
18. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) - (with The Carter Family) ~ Johnny Cash
Disc 2
Song Title
1. It Ain't Me, Babe - (with June Carter Cash) ~ Johnny Cash
2. One On The Right Is On The Left, The ~ Johnny Cash
3. Jackson - (with June Carter Cash) ~ Johnny Cash
4. Folsom Prison Blues - (live) ~ Johnny Cash
5. Daddy Sang Bass ~ Johnny Cash
6. Girl From The North Country - (with Bob Dylan) ~ Johnny Cash
7. Boy Named Sue, A - (live) ~ Johnny Cash
8. If I Were A Carpenter - (with June Carter Cash) ~ Johnny Cash
9. Sunday Morning Coming Down ~ Johnny Cash
10. Flesh And Blood ~ Johnny Cash
11. Man In Black ~ Johnny Cash
12. Ragged Old Flag ~ Johnny Cash
13. One Piece At A Time ~ Johnny Cash
14. Riders In The Sky, (Ghost) ~ Johnny Cash
15. Song Of The Patriot - (with Marty Robbins) ~ Johnny Cash
16. Highwayman - (with Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings/Kris Kristofferson) ~ Johnny Cash
17. Night Hank Williams Came To Town, The - (with Waylon Jennings) ~ Johnny Cash
18. Wanderer, The - (with U2) ~ Johnny Cash

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Marty Robbins, The Carter Family, June Carter Cash, U2.
Muze PNote Producers include: Sam Phillips, Jack Clement, Don Law, Frank Jones, Bob Johnston.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Nick Shaffran, Nedra Olds-Neal.
Muze PNote Recorded between May 1955 and May 1993.
Muze PNote All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Muze PNote Recording information: Dublin, Ireland (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); Folsom Prison, Sacramento, CA (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); Hendersonville, TN (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); Hollywood, CA (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); Los Angeles, CA (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); Memphis, TN (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); Nashville, TN (05/??/1955-03/05/1993); San Quentin Prison, CA (05/??/1955-03/05/1993).
Muze PNote Photographers: Don Hunstein; Urve Kuusik; Sandy Speiser; Marvin Koner.
Muze PNote Arranger: Johnny Cash.
Muze PNote In the past, if you wanted a Johnny Cash compilation, you were basically confined by licensing issues, as Cash's seminal Sun recordings weren't generally available in the same place as his more eclectic Columbia output. THE ESSENTIAL JOHNNY CASH solves that problem, tying together the various eras of Cash's career on a generous 35-track, two-disc set. Accordingly, this anthology is damn near definitive. From the raw, sparse rockabilly flavor of "Hey Porter" and "Get Rhythm" to the gospel roots of "Where You There (When They Crucified My Lord," the first disc moves neatly through Cash's early career.
Muze PNote Disc two documents Cash's expansion into ever more varied stylistic avenues. Countrified covers of Bob Dylan ("It Ain't Me Babe") and Tim Hardin ("If I Were a Carpenter") exemplify his fascination with folk-rock. The socially conscious "Man in Black" and the patriotic "Ragged Old Flag" perfectly display the ostensibly conflicting sides of this complex artist's sensibilities. Album-closer "The Wanderer" finds Cash collaborating with U2, filling his role as icon to a whole new generation of artists.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Willie Nelson
Muze Guest Artist Bob Dylan
Muze Guest Artist Kris Kristofferson
Muze Guest Artist U2
Muze Guest Artist Waylon Jennings
Muze Guest Artist Marty Robbins
Muze Guest Artist June Carter Cash

Artist Overview

The original "man in black," Johnny Cash originally auditioned as a gospel singer for Sun Records before developing his distinctive "boom chicka boom" sound. A series of iconic singles, most notably "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire," made Cash a household name. The darker edge of his material resonated with the emerging rock audience as well as country fans, and in 1968 Columbia released At Folsom Prison, one of the most acclaimed live recordings of all time. During the late '80s, with his country hits receding, Cash toured with Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson as the Highwaymen. By the early '90s, he struggled to land a deal in Nashville (the town dominated by new country), but his renaissance came via the outstanding American Recordings series, sparse masterpieces produced by Rick Rubin. ~ Rovi Staff

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Zooropa
Muze Music Compilations Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-Conce
Muze Music Compilations Complete Hank Williams Jr.
Muze Music Compilations Country Pride
Muze Music Compilations Right Or Wrong/Seven Year Ache (Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Houston Kid
Muze Music Compilations Sun Records 50th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Country Super Hits
Muze Music Compilations Essential Willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations Rules Of Travel
Muze Music Compilations Live Recordings From The Louisiana (Live)
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Muze Music Compilations Essential Kris Kristofferson (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Gospel Songs Of
Muze Music Compilations Nashville Skyline
Muze Music Compilations Memphis Celebrates 50 Years Of Rock
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country: Great Country Gospel / Vario
Muze Music Compilations Classic Country Gold
Muze Music Compilations Road Goes On Forever (w/ Bonus DVD) (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Road Goes On Forever
Muze Music Compilations Hag:best Of Merle Haggard
Muze Music Compilations Nashville Rebel
Muze Music Compilations Gold
Muze Music Compilations Compadres:anthology Of Duets
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Wounded Heart Of America
Muze Music Compilations Tbd
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Grammy Collection: Classic Country
Muze Music Compilations Outlaw Country
Muze Music Compilations Dead Man Walking (ost)
Muze Music Compilations Country's 20 Classic Songs of the Century
Muze Music Compilations Taste Of Texas
Muze Music Compilations Whistle Bait:25 Rockabilly Rave-ups
Muze Music Compilations Only Classic Country Collection You'l
Muze Music Compilations Sun Records Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Essential 3.0
Muze Music Compilations Help (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Country's Got Heart
Muze Music Compilations Achtung Baby (6CD/4DVD Super Deluxe Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Chimes Of Freedom:songs Of Bob Dylan
Muze Music Compilations Country's Greatest Gospel:gold Ed
Muze Music Compilations Sun 60Th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Basement Tapes Influences
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Country
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Ever Party Album
Muze Music Compilations Country Faith Vol 1
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:willie Nelson
Muze Music Compilations 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
Muze Music Compilations Carter Girl
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:country Hits Of '60s &
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of George Jones Du
Muze Music Compilations Country Top Hits Of The 60's
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Ray Charles
Muze Music Compilations Triple Feature:men Of Country
Muze Music Compilations Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
Muze Music Compilations Live At The Louisiana Hayride(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Million Dollar Sessions: 50th Anniversary
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Roots Of The White Stripes
Muze Music Compilations 16 Biggest Hits Vol 2

Associated Artists and Works

Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash ~ Artists, Various
Boxcar Willie
Carter, June
Cash, June Carter
Class Of '55
Dogg, Snoop
Esteban (New Age)
Jonboy Langford & The Pine Vall
Live at the Louisiana Hayride: Johnny Cash & Georg ~ Jones, George
Langford, Jon
Langford, Jon (Mekons)
Langford, Jonboy
Lewis, Jerry Lee
Johnny Cash's America (Sdtk) ~ Original Soundtrack
Perkins, Carl
Perkins, Carl (Rockabilly)
Presley, Elvis
Complete Million Dollar Sessions -50th Anniv. Spec ~ Presley, Elvis
The Million Dollar Quartet ~ Presley, Elvis
Snoop Dogg
Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash ~ Various Artists
Men of Country: Triple Feature [Digipak] ~ Various Artists
The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show ~ Various Artists
We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Jo ~ Various Artists
Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears ~ Various Artists

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/12/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 86290
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00696998629028

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (2/28/02, p.58)
- 4.5 stars out of 5- "...It's the intro to pick up today if you don't have one, and further proof that he's a man for all situations - emotional, political and cultural..."

Down Beat (June 2002, p.62)
- 4 out of 5 stars - "...The true blue American wrapped in Old Glory..."

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