Initial versions include a bonus DVD featuring a 20 min documentary plus performances from the film.
In the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, WALK THE LINE, the film's creators took the risk of having the stars perform their own vocals, and it's a gamble that paid off surprisingly well. Joaquin Phoenix's take on the country icon is impressive; though he lacks the deft delivery of Cash on the opening "Get Rhythm," the actor does capture the spirit of the Man in Black without resorting to mimicry, particularly on "Cry Cry Cry," which faithfully replicates his vintage Sun Records sound. Although musician Shooter Jennings is clearly the most comfortable contributor to the soundtrack, singing "I'm a Long Way from Home" by his father, Waylon (whom he portrays in the movie), actress Reese Witherspoon steals the show with her vibrant performances as June Carter Cash, particularly on the twangy "Juke Box Blues" and "Jackson," Carter's signature duet with her husband. While those who enjoyed WALK THE LINE should seek out the original recordings by Cash and Carter Cash, this collection makes an enjoyable and fitting companion piece to the film.
Get Rhythm - Joaquin Phoenix
I Walk The Line - Joaquin Phoenix
Wildwood Flower - Reese Witherspoon
Lewis Boogie - Waylon Payne
Ring Of Fire - Joaquin Phoenix
You're My Baby - Johnathan Rice
Cry Cry Cry - Joaquin Phoenix
Folsom Prison Blues - Joaquin Phoenix
That's All Right - Tyler Hilton
Juke Box Blues - Reese Witherspoon
It Ain't Me Babe - Joaquin Phoenix/Reese Witherspoon