The Legend Of Johnny Cash (2005)
|Artist: Johnny Cash|
|Johnny Cash's death at age 71 on September 12, 2003, nearly four months after the passing of his beloved wife and musical partnet June Carter Cash, closed a career spanning nearly an even half a century. It launched a worldwide groundswell of grief and media attention comparable to that for a deceased head of state.
Cash was far more than one of country music's greatest stars. While his lonesome baritone defied fad or fashion, his charismatic presence and flinty integrity made him an American cultural icon, a regular presence on TV, radio, and in dramatic films, admired by the Greatest Generation through Gen-X and beyond.
Now for the first time ever, 20 of his greatest songs such as "I Walk The Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," and "Hurt" are available on one CD spanning his entire career.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|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.|
Producer: Chips Moman; Don Law; Frank Jones; Gregg Geller; Johnny Cash; Andy McKaie; Rick Rubin; Steve Berkowitz; Bob Johnston; Charlie Bragg
Associated Artists and Works
|Release Date : 10/25/2005|
|Original Release Date : 2005|
|Catalog ID : AAB000528802|
|Label : Hip-O|
|Number of Discs : 1|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00602498843406|