63-Disc Johnny Cash Box Set Due In October

Written by August 20th, 2012 at 11:04 am

Johnny Cash started his tenure as a Columbia Recording artist in 1958, when he was 26 years old. On October 30, Columbia will release the fruits of his labors – a staggering 63-disc collection — with Johnny Cash — The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

“For 28 years,” writes Rich Kienzle in the liner notes, “or nearly 60 percent of his 48-year recording career that began in early 1955 when he did his first formal session for Sun Records in Memphis, continuing until just before he died in 2003. Cash staked his claim and established himself at Sun; at Columbia, he defined himself for all time.”

The new box set is not merely a rehash — it will feature 35 albums being released on CD for the first time, as well as two special discs that are exclusive to the set — Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar (at Sun Records, 1954-58, 28 songs); and The Singles; 55 singles not originally included on albums spread over 2 CDs, ‘plus’ guest performances on albums by Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Willie Nelson, Shel Silverstein, and others.)

Rarities include three obscure live albums that weren’t released in the U.S.; Johnny Cash pa Osteraker, recorded at Osteraker Prison in Sweden in 1972, Strawberry Cake, recorded at the Palladium in London in 1975, and Koncert V Praze, recorded at the Sport Hall in Prague in 1978.

There’s also two original motion picture soundtrack albums, produced in Nashville in 1970 by Bob Johnston. The soundtrack for I Walk the Line (which starred Gregory Peck as a Tennessee sheriff) features his final self-penned #1 country single, “Flesh and Blood”; and the soundtrack for Little Fauss And Big Halsy, (which starred Robert Redford as a motorcycle racer) collects songs and instrumentals by Cash and Carl Perkins.

Cash’s first 19 albums (spanning from 1958 to 1967) are presented here for the first time in monaural sound on CD, Each title is packaged as a mini-LP CD with its original artwork.

Check out the full details below.

JOHNNY CASH – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION

(Columbia/Legacy 88697 91047 2)

# Title Rec. Rel. Catalog

01. * The Fabulous Johnny Cash 1958 1958 CL 1253

02. * Hymns By Johnny Cash 1958-59 1959 CL 1284

03. * Songs Of Our Soil 1959 1959 CL 1339

04. * Now There Was A Song! 1960 1960 CL 1463

05. * Ride This Train 1959-60 1960 CL 1464

06. * Hymns From The Heart 1961 1962 CL 1722

07. * The Sound Of Johnny Cash 1961-62 1962 CL 1802

08. * Blood, Sweat And Tears 1962 1962 CL 1930

09. * Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash 1958-63 1963 CL 2053

10. * The Christmas Spirit 1959-63 1963 CL 2117

11. * Keep On The Sunny Side – The Carter 1963 1963 CL 2152

Family with special guest Johnny Cash

12. * I Walk The Line 1963-64 1964 CL 2190

13. * Bitter Tears: Johnny Cash Sings Ballads 1964 1964 CL 2248

Of The American Indian

14. * Orange Blossom Special 1964 1965 CL 2309

15. *# Johnny Cash Sings Ballads Of 1959-65 1965 C2L 38

The True West

16. * Everybody Loves A Nut 1965-66 1966 CL 2492

17. * Happiness Is You 1962-65 1966 CL 2537

18. * Carryin’ On With Johnny Cash & June Carter 1964-67 1967 CL 2728

19. * From Sea To Shining Sea 1967 1967 CL 2647

20. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (Live) 1968 1968 CS 9639

21. The Holy Land 1968 1968 KCS 9726

22. Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Live) 1969 1969 CS 9827

23. # Hello, I’m Johnny Cash 1969 1970 KCS 9943

24. The Johnny Cash Show (Live) 1970 1970 KC 30100

25. I Walk The Line o.s. 1970 1970 S 30397

26. Little Fauss And Big Halsy o.s. 1970 1970 S 30385

27. Man In Black 1971 1971 C 30550

28. A Thing Called Love 1971-72 1972 KC 31332

29. # Johnny Cash: America – A 200-Year Salute 1970-72 1972 KC 31645

In Story And Song

30. # Christmas – The Johnny Cash Family 1972 1972 KC 31754

31. Any Old Wind That Blows 1972 1973 KC 32091

32. # The Gospel Road (2-CD) 1972 1973 KG 32253

33. Johnny Cash And His Woman 1973 1973 C 32443

34. Johnny Cash pa Osteraker (Live at 1972 1973 CBS 65308

Osteraker Prison, Sweden)

35. Ragged Old Flag 1974 1974 KC 32917

36. The Junkie And The Juicehead Minus Me 1973-74 1974 KC 33086

37. The Johnny Cash Children’s Album 1971-73 1975 C 32898

38. Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories 1974 1975 C 33087

39. John R. Cash 1974 1975 KC 33370

40. Look At Them Beans 1975 1975 KC 33814

41. Strawberry Cake (Live at the Palladium, 1975 1976 KC 34088

London, England)

42. One Piece At A Time 1975-76 1976 KC 34193

43. The Last Gunfighter Ballad 1975-76 1977 KC 34314

44. The Rambler 1977 1977 KC 34833

45. I Would Like To See You Again 1976-77 1978 KC 35313

46. Gone Girl 1977-78 1978 PC 35646

47. Silver 1979 1979 JC 36086

48. Rockabilly Blues 1979-80 1980 JC 36779

49. Classic Christmas 1980 1980 JC 36866

50. The Baron 1980-81 1981 FC 37179

51. The Survivors: Johnny Cash – 1981 1982 FC 37961

Jerry Lee Lewis – Carl Perkins (Live)

52. The Adventures Of Johnny Cash 1981-82 1982 FC 38094

53. Johnny 99 1983 1983 FC 38696

54. Koncert V Praze (In Prague Live) 1978 1983 Supraphon

1113-3278

55. Rainbow 1984-85 1985 FC 39951

56. Highwayman: Waylon Jennings – Willie 1984-85 1985 FC 40056

Nelson – Johnny Cash – Kris Kristofferson

57. Heroes 1984-85 1986 FC 40347

58. Highwayman 2: Waylon Jennings – Willie 1989 1990 CK 45240

Nelson – Johnny Cash – Kris Kristofferson

59. At Madison Square Garden (Live) 1969 2002 CK 86808

BONUS DISCS:

60. Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar 1955-58 2012

61. # The Singles, Plus (2-CD) 1958-84 2012

* indicates original monaural (mono) recording

# indicates gatefold cover package

Behind The Song: The Long Black Veil

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