The Classics

The Classics

by Johnny Cash


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The Classics

Narrowing Johnny Cash's body of recorded work -- the fruits of a career that spanned six decades -- down to 24 songs is a tall order, and even bringing together all his hits on one disc is hardly practical, but The Classics is certainly one of the better attempts to skim the cream from Cash's catalog. Sony has thankfully included a few of Cash's original Sun Records tracks from his earliest days as a recording artist, including "I Walk the Line" and "Hey Porter." And the samplings from his work for Columbia (his recording home from 1959 to 1986) cover major chart hits ("Ring of Fire," "A Boy Named Sue," "Man in Black"), collaborations with important artists ("Girl from the North Country" with Bob Dylan, "Highwayman" with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson), duets with June Carter Cash ("Jackson," "It Ain't Me, Babe"), some of his many prison songs ("Folsom Prison Blues," "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang," "San Quentin"), and even some numbers that reflect Cash's sense of humor ("One Piece at a Time," "The One on the Right Is on the Left"). While The Classics doesn't include any of Cash's late-period sides for Mercury or American Recordings, if you're any kind of Johnny Cash fan, you'll find something you'll enjoy on this collection, which truly does capture the country legend at his most iconic.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
Label: Sony Uk
UPC: 0887254276326
catalogNumber: 5427632

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Composer,Producer
Waylon Jennings   Producer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Jerry Reed   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Carl Perkins   Composer
Bob Johnson   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jimmy Webb   Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler   Composer
Stan Jones   Composer
Brian Ahern   Producer
Charlie Bragg   Producer
June Carter Cash   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Don Davis   Producer
Frank Jones   Producer
Don Law   Producer
Chips Moman   Producer
Ervin T. Rouse   Composer
Wayne Kemp   Composer
Margie Hunt   Producer
Kilgore   Composer
Hal Bynum   Composer
Roy Cash   Composer
Silverstein   Composer
David Carroll Kirby   Composer
Larry Butler   Producer
J. Tyrell   Producer
Hardin   Composer
Bud Carr   Producer

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