Come Along and Ride This Train

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
It's a statement of Johnny Cash's longevity that the eight albums collected here -- each one a concept collection devoted to American historical themes -- were considered worthy and viable commercial releases back when, and that most were very successful. This four-CD set assembles Ride This Train, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bitter Tears, Ballads of the True West, Mean as Hell! Johnny Cash Sings Ballads from the True West, America: A 200 Year Salute in Story and Song, From Sea to Shining Sea, and The Rambler, all in one place. They fit together as a body of work, and he put a lot of heart into all of these songs individually. He also engendered a good deal of enmity from ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
It's a statement of Johnny Cash's longevity that the eight albums collected here -- each one a concept collection devoted to American historical themes -- were considered worthy and viable commercial releases back when, and that most were very successful. This four-CD set assembles Ride This Train, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Bitter Tears, Ballads of the True West, Mean as Hell! Johnny Cash Sings Ballads from the True West, America: A 200 Year Salute in Story and Song, From Sea to Shining Sea, and The Rambler, all in one place. They fit together as a body of work, and he put a lot of heart into all of these songs individually. He also engendered a good deal of enmity from members of his core audience of white Southerners, for the sympathies he displayed for the plight of Native Americans on 1964's Bitter Tears. America: A 200 Year Salute is the strongest of the other albums, covering the widest scope and allowing Cash to tie together several singing and songwriting traditions. Cash's two Western-song albums make a natural pairing, as do his two albums of railroad-related songs. The last of the four discs, encompassing From Sea to Shining Sea and The Rambler, is a logical pairing, the latter album being the realistic, somewhat theatrical contemporary equivalent to the former's folk music/history travelogue. Most of the dialogue sequences don't work too well, but the best of the songs come up to Cash's highest standard. Unlike other Bear Family boxes, the book in this one forgoes a detailed sessionography in favor of reprinting original album jacket notes and a good essay by Bob Allen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051155636
  • Catalog Number: 15563

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Come Along and Ride This Train (2:32)
  2. 2 Loading Coal (5:01)
  3. 3 Slow Rider (4:14)
  4. 4 The Shifting Whispering Sands - Lorne Greene (2:32)
  5. 5 Lumberjack (3:02)
  6. 6 Dorraine of Ponchartrain (4:47)
  7. 7 Going to Memphis (4:19)
  8. 8 When Papa Played the Dobro (2:55)
  9. 9 Boss Jack (3:56)
  10. 10 Old Doc Brown (4:15)
  11. 11 The Legend of John Henry's Hammer (8:27)
  12. 12 Tell Him I'm Gone (3:04)
  13. 13 Another Man Done Gone - Anita Carter (2:37)
  14. 14 Casey Jones (3:03)
  15. 15 Nine Pound Hammer (3:18)
  16. 16 Chain Gang (2:41)
  17. 17 Busted (2:18)
  18. 18 Waiting for a Train (2:08)
  19. 19 Roughneck (2:13)
  20. 20 Pick a Bale of Cotton (1:59)
  21. 21 Cotton Pickin' Hands (2:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Hiawatha's Vision (2:25)
  2. 2 The Road to Kaintuck (2:43)
  3. 3 Hammers and Nails (2:40)
  4. 4 The Shifting Whispering Sands, Pt. 1 (2:55)
  5. 5 The Ballad of Boot Hill (3:49)
  6. 6 I Ride an Old Paint (2:58)
  7. 7 Hardin Wouldn't Run (4:19)
  8. 8 Mr. Garfield (4:36)
  9. 9 The Streets of Laredo (3:39)
  10. 10 Johnny Reb (2:51)
  11. 11 A Letter from Home (2:36)
  12. 12 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie (2:26)
  13. 13 Mean as Hell (3:08)
  14. 14 Sam Hall (3:15)
  15. 15 25 Minutes to Go (3:13)
  16. 16 The Blizzard (3:54)
  17. 17 Sweet Betsy from Pike (3:58)
  18. 18 Green Grow the Lilacs (2:46)
  19. 19 Rodeo Hand (2:26)
  20. 20 Stampede (4:00)
  21. 21 The Shifting Whispering Sands, Pt. 2 (2:29)
  22. 22 Remember the Alamo (2:48)
  23. 23 Reflections (2:44)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Intro-Big Foot (2:49)
  2. 2 As Long as the Grass Shall Grow (6:10)
  3. 3 Apache Tears (2:37)
  4. 4 Custer (2:22)
  5. 5 The Talking Leaves (3:57)
  6. 6 The Ballad of Ira Hayes (4:10)
  7. 7 Drums (5:05)
  8. 8 White Girl (3:03)
  9. 9 Old Apache Squaw (1:42)
  10. 10 The Vanishing Race (4:06)
  11. 11 Opening Dialogue (0:23)
  12. 12 Paul Revere (2:17)
  13. 13 Begin West Movement (0:26)
  14. 14 The Road to Kaintuck (1:21)
  15. 15 To the Shining Mountains (0:48)
  16. 16 The Battle of New Orleans (2:21)
  17. 17 Southwestward (0:37)
  18. 18 Remember the Alamo (2:26)
  19. 19 Opening the West (0:54)
  20. 20 Lorena (1:52)
  21. 21 The Gettysburg Address (2:38)
  22. 22 The West (0:57)
  23. 23 Big Foot (3:02)
  24. 24 Like a Young Colt (0:38)
  25. 25 Mr. Garfield (3:53)
  26. 26 A Proud Land (0:24)
  27. 27 The Big Battle (3:05)
  28. 28 On Wheels and Wings (0:30)
  29. 29 Come Take a Trip in My Airship (1:05)
  30. 30 Reaching for the Stars (0:41)
  31. 31 These Are My People (2:36)
Disc 4
  1. 1 From Sea to Shining Sea (1:38)
  2. 2 The Whirl and The Suck (3:07)
  3. 3 Call Daddy from the Mines (3:03)
  4. 4 The Frozen Four Hundred Pound Fair to Middlin' Cotton Picker (2:32)
  5. 5 The Walls of a Prison (4:01)
  6. 6 The Masterpiece (2:47)
  7. 7 You and Tennessee (3:08)
  8. 8 She Came from the Mountains (4:59)
  9. 9 Another Song to Sing (2:00)
  10. 10 The Flint Arrowhead (2:56)
  11. 11 Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station (2:42)
  12. 12 Shrimpin' Sailin' (3:06)
  13. 13 From Sea to Shining Sea (0:57)
  14. 14 Hit the Road and Go (2:35)
  15. 15 Dialogue #1 (2:33)
  16. 16 If It Wasn't for the Wabash River (2:09)
  17. 17 Dialogue #2 (2:22)
  18. 18 Lady (2:48)
  19. 19 Dialogue #3 (2:27)
  20. 20 After the Ball (2:48)
  21. 21 Dialogue #4 (2:02)
  22. 22 No Earthly Good (2:46)
  23. 23 Dialogue #5 (1:51)
  24. 24 A Wednesday Car (2:12)
  25. 25 Dialogue #6 (0:55)
  26. 26 My Cowboy's Last Ride (2:29)
  27. 27 Dialogue #7 (2:48)
  28. 28 Calilou (3:20)
  29. 29 Dialogue #8 (1:24)
  30. 30 Come Along and Ride This Train (2:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Primary Artist
Lorne Greene Track Performer
Anita Carter Track Performer
Technical Credits
Lead Belly Composer
Johnny Cash Composer, Liner Notes
Red Foley Composer
Tex Ritter Composer, Liner Notes
Merle Travis Composer, Liner Notes
Peter La Farge Composer
Leon Payne Composer
Alan Lomax Composer
Mother Maybelle Carter Composer
Jimmie Driftwood Composer
Charlie Bragg Producer
Larry Butler Producer
June Carter Cash Composer
Frank Jones Producer
Don Law Producer
John A. Lomax Composer
Jack Routh Producer
Charles K. Wolfe Liner Notes
Vera Hall Composer
Hoffman Nienburg Artwork
Duncan Cowell Mastering
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Producer, Reissue Producer
Ruby Pickens Tartt Composer
Dearest Dean Composer
Glenn Tubb Composer
Abraham Lincoln Composer
Charlie Williams Composer
Traditional Composer
Jack Gilbert Composer
Mary Hadler Composer
Bob Allen Liner Notes
Hollie Dew Composer
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