Essential Johnny Cash [Limited Edition 3.0]

The Essential Johnny Cash [Limited Edition 3.0]

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by Johnny Cash
     
 

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Issued in commemoration of Cash's 70th birthday, this double CD is a good survey of 1955-1993 career highlights (and a different release than the similarly titled three-CD The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983). Is it a good place to start? That depends on what you have or don't have…  See more details below

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Issued in commemoration of Cash's 70th birthday, this double CD is a good survey of 1955-1993 career highlights (and a different release than the similarly titled three-CD The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983). Is it a good place to start? That depends on what you have or don't have already, considering that so many greatest-hits compilations containing some or much of this material appeared prior to this, yet another repackage. All of his very biggest hits are here, and it leans very heavily on his first 15 years of recordings, with just eight of the 36 tracks postdating 1970 (and only one of them, his 1993 U2 collaboration "The Wanderer," postdating 1986). For that reason some may complain that it doesn't give some phases of his career proper weight, and certainly not evenly distributed weight. But let's be cold about this: Cash's best records were between 1955 and 1970, and focusing on his early work, as this compilation does, means higher overall quality. It's too bad nothing is included from his acclaimed, unadorned 1994 album, American Recordings, but otherwise this will serve as a quite satisfactory best-of for those who want both the familiar hits and a few good, not-so-overplayed ones, like his versions of "It Ain't Me Babe," "Jackson," and "If I Were a Carpenter." [Columbia/Legacy's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD -- in addition to the original, two-CD set.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Sony Legacy
UPC:
0886972908922
catalogNumber:
729089

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Hey Porter
  2. Cry Cry Cry
  3. I Walk the Line
  4. Get Rhythm
  5. There You Go
  6. Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  7. Big River
  8. Guess Things Happen That Way
  9. All Over Again
  10. Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  11. Five Feet High and Rising
  12. The Rebel-Johnny Yuma
  13. Tennessee Flat Top Box
  14. I Still Miss Someone
  15. Ring of Fire
  16. The Ballad of Ira Hayes
  17. Orange Blossom Special
  18. Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)

Disc 2

  1. It Ain't Me, Babe
  2. The One on the Right Is on the Left
  3. Jackson  - June Carter Cash
  4. Folsom Prison Blues
  5. Daddy Sang Bass
  6. Girl from the North Country  - Bob Dylan
  7. A Boy Named Sue
  8. If I Were a Carpenter  - June Carter Cash
  9. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  10. Flesh and Blood
  11. Man in Black
  12. Ragged Old Flag
  13. One Piece at a Time
  14. (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  15. Song of the Patriot  - Marty Robbins
  16. Highwayman
  17. The Night Hank Williams Came to Town
  18. The Wanderer

Disc 3

  1. What Do I Care
  2. I Got Stripes
  3. Understand Your Man
  4. What Is Truth
  5. Oney
  6. Any Old Wind That Blows
  7. A Thing Called Love
  8. Without Love

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Audio Production
Rodney Crowell   Author
Merle Haggard   Author
Shelby Lynne   Author
Willie Nelson   Author
Trisha Yearwood   Author
Leonard Cohen   Author
Nick Cave   Author
Elvis Costello   Author
Steve Earle   Author
Paul McCartney   Author
Tom Petty   Author
Henry Rollins   Author
Tom Waits   Author
Ray Davies   Author
Edge   Audio Production
Brian Ahern   Producer,Audio Production
Earl Ball   Producer,Audio Production
Charlie Bragg   Producer,Audio Production
Larry Butler   Audio Production
June Carter Cash   Author
Jack Clement   Producer,Audio Production
Don Davis   Audio Production
Brian Eno   Producer,Audio Production
Flood   Audio Production
Kirk Hammett   Author
Chrissie Hynde   Author
Bob Johnston   Producer,Audio Production
Frank Jones   Producer,Audio Production
Don Law   Producer,Audio Production
Nick Lowe   Producer,Audio Production
Raul Malo   Author
John Mellencamp   Author
Chips Moman   Producer
Keith Richards   Author
Sam Phillips   Producer,Audio Production
Frank Bez   Cover Photo
Lisa Sparagano   Art Direction
Billy Bob Thornton   Author
Jaan Uhelszki   Collaboration
George & Nancy Jones   Author
Don Davis & the Nite Owls   Producer

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The Essential Johnny Cash 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I was born shortly after the original "Johnny Cash Television Show", had gone off the air in 1971, but I barely remember him being on for a short stint in the mid 1970's. That is when I liked him a singer and I still remembering him putting good music at the time. There are several great songs on this double CD set. The transition from Sun to Columbia is very good because it shows you the rockabilly tune like "I Walk The Line" and "Get Rhythm", to the songs like "I Still Miss Someone" , "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" , and his greatest hit of all time "Ring Of Fire". Only one song does not need to be there is a Bono - U2 song called "The Wanderer". It is too modern of a song compared to rest of the compilation. It make a great gift for any music lover who some of Johnny Cash's Discography at Columbia
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