Greatest:country Songs CD (2012)

Artist: Johnny Cash

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Label Legacy/sony
SKU 233782862
UPC 886919033427
UPC 14 00886919033427
Format CD
Release Date 8/7/2012
Author Johnny Cash
Associated Artist/Work Boxcar Willie
Associated Artist/Work Carter, June
Associated Artist/Work Cash, June Carter
Associated Artist/Work Class Of '55
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Associated Artist/Work Esteban (New Age)
Associated Artist/Work Jonboy Langford & The Pine Vall
Associated Artist/Work Jones, George
Associated Artist/Work Langford, Jon
Associated Artist/Work Langford, Jon (Mekons)
Associated Artist/Work Langford, Jonboy
Associated Artist/Work Lewis, Jerry Lee
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work Perkins, Carl
Associated Artist/Work Perkins, Carl (Rockabilly)
Associated Artist/Work Presley, Elvis
Associated Artist/Work Snoop Dogg
Technical Info
Producer Chips Moman; Don Law; Frank Jones; Larry Butler; Johnny Cash; Brian Ahern; Charlie Bragg; Steve Berkowitz (Compilation); Gregg Geller (Compilation)
CatalogID 88691903342
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 08/06/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 59s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886919033427
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: David McGee.
Recording information: California (02/17/1960-07/23/1984); Hendersonville (02/17/1960-07/23/1984); Hollywood, CA (02/17/1960-07/23/1984); Nashville (02/17/1960-07/23/1984); California (04/06/1983); Hendersonville (04/06/1983); Hollywood, CA (04/06/1983); Nashville (04/06/1983); California (07/11/1973); Hendersonville (07/11/1973); Hollywood, CA (07/11/1973); Nashville (07/11/1973); California (07/19/1961); Hendersonville (07/19/1961); Hollywood, CA (07/19/1961); Nashville (07/19/1961).
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Rosanne Cash.
As part of Columbia/Legacy's ongoing celebration of Johnny Cash's 80th Birthday in 2012, the label assembled a series of compilations under the rubric "The Greatest." This 14-track collection functions as a companion of sorts to his daughter Rosanne's 2009 album The List, which itself was based on a list of classic country songs Johnny assembled for his daughter back in 1973. Here, we have Johnny's versions of country standards, including such stalwarts as "Wildwood Flower," "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "Delia's Gone," and "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky." Some may carp that the definition of "Country Classics" may not cover such songs as 1978's "The Gambler," which Cash cut just weeks before Kenny Rogers, but its inclusion goes a long way in illustrating what an adept interpreter Cash was. He had a way of shaping familiar songs to fit his style -- and when he dipped his toe into traditional honky tonk, as he does on the appropriately named "Honky Tonk Girl," he did so to his signature two-step beat -- without ever altering the songs beyond recognition, and this compilation goes a long way in showcasing this gift. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 Wildwood Flower
2 Old Shep
3 Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye
4 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
5 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
6 Wound Time Can't Erase, A
7 Honky
8 Delia's Gone
9 Long Black Veil, The
10 Battle of New Orleans, The
11 Three Bells, The
12 Gambler, The
13 (Ghost) Rider In the Sky
14 I'm Ragged But I'm Right
Product Attributes
Artist Cash,Johnny
Music Format Compact Disc
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