The Bottom Line
- Guess Things Happen That Way
- A Boy Named Sue (Live)
- One Piece At A Time
- This disc contains 21 tracks.
- Released on Hip-O/Sony BMG/UMe.
- This CD Spans 50 years of the music of Johnny Cash.
Guide Review - Johnny Cash - The Legend of Johnny Cash
With a recording career that spans 50 years, 'The Legend Of Johnny Cash' will be released October 25, 2005. It will lead into the November 18th Premiere of Walk The Line, the 20th Century Fox movie thats based on his early years, and starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
This CD features 21 of his recordings on the Sun, Columbia, Island and American Record labels. 'The Legend Of Johnny Cash' is the first compilation to include his work on American. Also highlighting the package is a 16-page booklet.
The disc starts off with a track from Sun Records, "Hey, Porter"/"Cry! Cry! Cry!" It also includes the studio version of the Top 10 Country "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk The Line" and "Get Rhythm." Johnny Cash signed with Columbia in 1958 and five years later had a #1 hit with "Ring Of Fire." Then in 1967 he hit again with "Jackson."
In 1969, the live 'Johnny Cash At San Quentin' would give Johnny his biggest hit ever, "A Boy Named Sue." And it's worth mentioning that the version of "A Boy Named Sue" on this CD is *not* censored.
If you want a solid retrospective of Johnny Cash's hits, this is the CD you will want to have!