Greatest/now Here's Johnny Cash(Bonus Tracks) CD (2007)

Artist: Johnny Cash

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Product Overview


Label Koch Entertainment Dist
SKU 204757640
UPC 803415128426
UPC 14 00803415128426
Format CD
Release Date 7/17/2007
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
Associated Artist/Work Dogg, Snoop
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
CatalogID SNAP 284CD
Lable Name Charly Records (UK)
Released 06/18/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 59m : 57s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00803415128426
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Clive Anderson.
Johnny Cash wasn't the first singer to walk away from Sam Phillips and Sun Records in search of greener pastures elsewhere, but with the exception of Elvis Presley he was surely the label's greatest loss from a financial standpoint, with Cash remaining a top-selling artist for decades after leaving Sun in 1958. While Cash continued to score major hits with Columbia, Sun scoured their vaults for unreleased or little-heard material on the Man In Black, and 1959's Greatest! and 1961's Now Here's Johnny Cash were two albums Sun compiled from archival material that have been paired up for a two-fer reissue from the U.K. Charly label. Both albums were an odd mixture of early hits, B-sides, unreleased masters and demos that were dressed up with overdubs, and they don't sound any less curious in this context, but given the strength of Cash's body of work for Sun, this disc is also a fun listen most of the time. The highlights are stuff easily found on any decent collection of Sun-era Cash -- "Hey Porter," "Home of the Blues," "Get Rhythm," "Cry! Cry! Cry," and "Luther Played the Boogie" -- but there are some solid lesser tracks on board as well, including some fine Hank Williams covers, a few rarely heard originals (most notably "My Treasure" and "Port of Lonely Hearts"), and some amusing curiosities, such as Cash tackling the McGuire Sisters' hit "Sugartime." However, the fact of the matter is Johnny Cash recorded enough fine music during his three years at Sun Records that it would be difficult to compile an album from the material that wouldn't be enjoyable, and while this is worth a listen for fans eager to investigate the stranger nooks and crannies of Cash's catalog, these are plenty of anthologies of his Sun sessions that are more satisfying. Nevertheless, Charly has gone the extra mile to do right by this material; four bonus tracks have been included (including demos of "Country Boy" and "Rock 'n' Roll Ruby" and the original take of "Fool's Hall of Fame") and the package includes the original artwork for both LPs in addition to a fine essay by Clive Anderson. ~ Mark Deming
Disc 1
1 Goodbye, Little Darlin'
2 I Just Thought You'd Like To Know
3 You Tell Me
4 It's Just About Time
5 I Forgot To Remember To Forget
6 Katy Too
7 Thanks A Lot
8 Luther Played The Boogie
9 You Win Again
10 Hey, Good Lookin'
11 I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
12 Get Rhythm
13 Sugartime
14 Down The Street To 301
15 Life Goes On
16 Port Of Lonely Hearts
17 Cry, Cry, Cry
18 My Treasure
19 Oh, Lonesome Me
20 So Doggone Lonesome
21 You're the Nearest Thing To Heaven
22 Story Of a Broken Heart, The
23 Hey! Porter
24 Home Of the Blues
25 Fool's Hall Of Fame - (Bonus Tracks/Undubbed Version)
26 Rock'n'roll Ruby - (Bonus Tracks/Demo)
27 Country Boy - (Bonus Tracks/Demo)
28 Train Of Love - (Bonus Tracks/Alternate Version)
Product Attributes
Artist Cash,Johnny
Label Snapper
Music Format Compact Disc
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