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christmasspirit.jpg The Christmas Spirit $17.95

The Christmas Spirit is the first Christmas album ever released by Johnny Cash. Originally released in 1963, it contains holiday classics as well as four compositions by Cash himself. A must-have for all Johnny Cash fans during the holiday season.

16biggesthits-01.jpg 16 Biggest Hits $15.95

A great compilation of some of Cash’s best known songs.

16 Biggest Hits Volume II $15.95

The second volume containing even more of Cash’s best known and loved songs

aboynamedsueandotherstorysongs-01.jpg A Boy Named Sue and Other Story Songs $15.95

A great collection of many of Cash’s most popular novelty songs. This collection shows the humorous side of Johnny Cash and belongs in the collection of every fan. A side-splitting CD including the classic A Boy Named Sue, Everybody Loves and Nut and eight other classics

concertbehindprisonwalls-01.jpg A Concert Behind Prison Walls $19.95

This CD features Cash performing for inmates inside the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville. Recorded in 1976, this is only one of two prison concerts Cash ever recorded for broadcast and features legendary performers Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt and Roy Clark performing their greatest hits.

allamericancountry.jpg All American Country $15.95

A nice introduction to the music of Johnny Cash for the new fan and lots of good memories for the longtime fan. This assortment of Cash classics will delight any fan!

CDamerica-01.jpg America-A 200 Year Salute in Story And Song $15.95

One in a series of Johnny Cash albums that celebrates American identity and history, AMERICA is a running catalogue of key events in the development of the nation. The songs are sequenced chronologically--the record begins with "Paul Revere" and "Begin West Movement," moves through "The Gettysburg Address" and "Mister Garfield" (a story of an assassination attempt on the President), and ends with "On Wheels and Wings." Along the way, Cash takes the listener on a journey, from the struggle for American independence to the rise of cars and airplanes.

Like the earlier RIDE THIS TRAIN album, the songs are interspersed with a running commentary by Cash, in a style that is half old-time raconteur, half grass-roots educator. While the subject matter of the record is much broader than that of Cash's more personal material, AMERICA still makes for an intriguing stop in the artist's discography, with its contents equally appropriate for a campfire performance or reference in a junior-high history course. The disc is yet another lesser-known gem from this multifaceted, iconoclastic figure.

americanIIIsolitaryman-01.jpg American III - Solitary Man $19.95

For younger generations of musicians, having their song cut by Johnny Cash must be a little like scaling the Washington Monument. On his third album for producer Rick Rubin's American label, Cash makes Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" sound like a companion classic to "I Walk the Line." He transforms U2's "One" into a sturdy testament of plainspoken faith, while he plumbs the netherworld of Nick Cave's "The Mercy Seat" and Will Oldham's "I See a Darkness." Amid more familiar fare (including Neil Diamond's title track), the album's sing-along standout is the deadpan, down-and-out, talking blues of "Nobody." Cash's recent originals have the age-old purity of Appalachian music, while the traditional closing of "Wayfaring Stranger" offers bittersweet benediction. Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, and June Carter Cash provide vocal cameos.

themancomesaround-01.jpg American IV - The Man Comes Around $19.99

On first thought, the idea of the Man in Black recording such covers as "Bridge over Troubled Water," "Danny Boy," and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" might seem odd, even for an artist who's been able to put his personal stamp on just about everything. But American IV: The Man Comes Around, which also draws on Cash's original songs as well as those by Nine Inch Nails ("Hurt"), Sting ("I Hung My Head"), and Depeche Mode ("Personal Jesus"), may be one of the most autobiographical albums of the 70-year-old singer-songwriter's career. Nearly every tune seems chosen to afford the ailing giant of popular music a chance to reflect on his life, and look ahead to what's around the corner. From the opening track--Cash's own "The Man Comes Around," filled with frightening images of Armageddon--the album, produced by Rick Rubin, advances a quiet power and pathos, built around spare arrangements and unflinching honesty in performance and subject. In 15 songs, Cash moves through dark, haunted meditations on death and destruction, poignant farewells, testaments to everlasting love, and hopeful salutes to redemption. He sounds as if he means every word, his baritone-bass, frequently frayed and ravaged, taking on a weary beauty. By the time he gets to the Beatles' "In My Life," you'll very nearly cry. Go ahead. He sounds as if he's about to, too. Unforgettable.

cds/small/americanrecordings-01.jpg American Recordings $19.95

In 1994 Cash stunned the music world with this commanding collection of 13 solo acoustic performances that roll from gospel to cowboy to sarcastic folk. Minimalism had long been Cash's meal ticket, but this time around, producer Rick Rubin stripped it all away, recording the bulk of the record in Cash's cabin or his own living room (two cuts were captured live at the Viper Room in front of an emphatic audience). Cash offers five typically direct and vivid originals, but he also seizes control of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Loudon Wainwright. Forty years after "Hey Porter," Cash delivers a pure, naked, and incredibly moving record that, dare we say, rivals the impact of his greatest achievements.

100highways-01.jpg American V - A Hundred Highways $19.98

In the months leading up to his passing on September 12, 2003, Johnny Cash had been recording new material with producer Rick Rubin. On July 4, 2006, American V: A Hundred Highways, the all-new Johnny Cash album taken from those sessions, will be released on the American Recordings label through Lost Highway. It will include the last song Cash ever recorded, "Like the 309." "These songs are Johnny's final statement. They are the truest reflection of the music that was central to his life at the time. This is the music that Johnny wanted us to hear." - Rick Rubin

aintnogravecover.jpg American VI - Ain't No Grave $17.99

The Final Chapter. The Last Recordings.

American VI: Ain't No Grave, the sixth and final installment of Johnny Cash's critically-acclaimed American Recordings album series, will be officially released on February 26, 2010 (American Recordings/Lost Highway), the day that would have been The Man in Black's 78th birthday. As was the case with the previous five albums in the American Recordings series, American VI was produced by Rick Rubin.

American VI is deeply elegiac and spiritual, with each song serving as its own piece of the puzzle of life's mysteries and challenges, the pursuit of salvation, the importance of friendships, the dream of peace, the power of faith, and the joys and adversities that entail simple survival. It is an achingly personal and intimate statement from the end of the line, as Johnny Cash looks back on a most extraordinary life.

The songs on American VI are drawn from all over the musical landscape and from various eras, and include Sheryl Crow's moving "Redemption Day," close Cash friend Kris Kristofferson's "For The Good Times," "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" by Tom Paxton, Bob Nolan's "Cool Water," the hopeful "Last Night I had the Strangest Dream" by Ed McCurdy, J.H. Red Hayes and Jack Rhodes's "Satisfied Mind," Queen Lili'uokalani's song of farewell, "Aloha Oe," and the never before heard Cash original, "I Corinthians: 15:55," written over the last three years of his life. Release date: February 23, 2010

cds/small/atmadisonsquaregarden-01.jpg At Madison Square Garden [LIVE] $15.95

Johnny Cash has long been both country legend and American icon. But once upon a time, in the late '60s, Cash was something more mercurial--pop culture superstar. This 26-song, previously unreleased concert recorded in December 1969 at a Madison Square Garden packed with 21,000 enthusiastic fans from across the cultural and political spectrum documents what's arguably the peak of Cash's career. One story-song slides naturally into the next in a set that not only documents the high points of his already rich and colorful career, but paints a compelling autobiography of the singer and his hardscrabble roots. Whether taking a bold antiwar stance as a "dove with claws" (imagine a post-Lee Greenwood country star being as brave) on "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream," taking a tough, unflinching look at prison life in a four-song stretch book-ended by "The Long Black Veil" and "Folsom Prison Blues," or examining the plight of the Native American and his own religious beliefs, Cash gives a performance that underscores the honesty and integrity that made him a conquering American folk hero. The singer's generosity toward his backing musicians and songwriters is also noteworthy, acknowledging Shel Silverstein's presence as the writer of his massive hit "A Boy Named Sue," turning over the show to the Carter Family for a couple slices of Appalachian roots music, and letting the Statler Brothers showcase "Flowers on the Wall" and fellow Sun legend-turned-sideman Carl Perkins rip through an explosive, show-stopping "Blue Suede Shoes." Cash's presence here is more than mere performance; it's a frank reminder that American values remain considerably more complex than nostalgia, apple pie, and flag-waving.

cds/small/atsanquentin-01.jpg At San Quentin (The Complete Live Concert) $16.95

While Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, the 1968 album that made Cash a household word, spent only two weeks at No. 1, this 1969 follow-up topped the charts for 20 weeks. As with Folsom, the San Quentin LP had to be edited due to space limitations. Now, 31 years after the fact, the show can at last be heard in true perspective. All the original performances hold up, including the album's hit single: Shel Silverstein's "A Boy Named Sue," presented unbleeped for the first time. Equally impressive are the eight restored tracks and unexpurgated between-song patter. Cash's opening renditions of "Big River" and "I Still Miss Someone" are bracing. So are four closing songs teaming Cash with his complete performing troupe (the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers). Their gospel performances ("He Turned the Water into Wine," "The Old Account," and an early version of "Daddy Sang Bass") are electrifying, as is a concluding medley featuring everyone. Cash is presented here at his roaring, primal best.

bittertears-01.jpg Bitter Tears (Ballads of the American Indian) $15.95

With his highly personal early 1960s work, Johnny Cash had been trying the patience of the Columbia brass, who were less than thrilled with his commercial performance. When "Ring of Fire" topped the country charts in 1963, it allowed him to continue the many ambitious concept albums-history lessons close to his heart. The eight songs on 1964's Bitter Tears are sung from the point of view of the American Indian (still the accepted term in 1964), and together they form a potent work that is both deeply real and highly spiritual. With assistance from co-composer Peter LaFarge, Cash offers an earnest, solemn portrait of Native Americans that examines a variety of issues through a range of viewpoints and contained in unadorned musical settings. Cash actually took out full-page ads daring radio programmers to play "The Ballad of Ira Hayes," but all of the material hits home, from LaFarge's defiant "As Long as the Grass Shall Grow" to Johnny Horton's mournful, spooky "The Vanishing Race."

Johnny_Cash_-_Bootleg_3_-_Cover.jpg Bootleg Vol. III - Live Around The World $23.95

Johnny Cash Bootleg lll: LIVE Around the World is a collection of 53 rare and unreleased LIVE recordings. It is a travelogue from his earliest days on the road at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas Texas in the 1950's - through to his becoming an International Superstar and a great statesman ambassador at the White House in Washington, D.C. in the 1970's.
Johnny Cash along with his wife June Carter Cash and their touring group and family moved about the planet and shared an openness - catering to the needs of the people - carrying the spirit of America and it's people - the music - love - tradition - caring - tolerance and adventure. This set documents those historic tours and the bond between Johnny Cash and his fans.
Johnny Cash's America was everywhere - His fans are all around the Globe. People from all walks of life rallied around Johnny Cash and he rallied around them. All people - young and old - both sides of the aisle - from the Bible Belt to the Federal Prison - Bikers and priests - from the White House to the juke joint - the country folk - Folkies - Rockers - soldiers and protesters - workers and slackers - Generals and hippies. Johnny Cash's world had room for everyone. His fans were everyone, and they still are!
This album gives an overview of his touring musical life and of the love this artist had for people around the world and their responsive support right back to the Man in Black. He spoke to and for the common man, and the common good. Johnny Cash is one of the most important and beloved musicians and leaders in history.

Johnny Cash LIVE: at the Big D Jamboree in Dallas Texas
The New River Ranch - a country hoe-down in rural Maryland
The Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island
The Battlefields of Long Binh, Vietnam
The White House - Washington D.C. (introduced by President Nixon)
Osteraker Prison in Sweden
The Carter Family Fold in Virginia
The Wheeling Jamboree in Wheeling West Virginia
The Exit Inn in Nashville
and more!

A must-have for any Johnny Cash fan.

CD-0088697985382.jpg Bootleg Vol. IV - The Soul Of Truth $21.95

If not for gospel music, there never would have been a Johnny Cash. When Cash decided he wanted to be an entertainer, there was really only one type of music he intended to sing. Although Cash reinvented himself many times during his life, there was one way in which he never did: His faith. And this faith, with its roots so firmly planted in gospel music, stayed with him throughout his life.
Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul Of Truth presents an intimate and personal look at Cash s passion for gospel music and his own spiritual path. Bootleg Vol. IV presents three rare albums in their entirety: A Believer Sings The Truth; an untitled, unreleased 1975 set; and Johnny Cash Gospel Singer. Among these hard-to-find recordings are 15 unreleased tracks including outtakes from the sessions at which the albums were recorded.
Johnny Cash's son, John Carter Cash, provides liner notes that detail Cash's upbringing on gospel and his passion for recording and performing this music despite resistance from his record labels. Though he would sing many kinds of music in his life, he was never truer than when he sang songs of faith.
To fully grasp Cash's legend, one must hear his earliest performances, as well as unreleased or under-promoted recordings that somehow remained out of earshot of an adoring (and still-expanding) public. Such is the mission of the Johnny Cash Bootlegs, a series of multiple-disc packages brimming with historical importance but also delivering thoroughly enjoyable listening experiences, each programmed to stand as a captivating doorway into Cash's popular legacy as effectively as any greatest hits compilation.

carryinonwithjandjcash-01.jpg Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter $15.95

Back in their commercial heyday as a duet team, June Carter Cash always managed to bring out a lighter, more playful side of her often somber and serious husband, the famed "Man in Black." Among these 13 tracks (11 of them originally released on the 1967 album plus 2 bonus tracks) are familiar titles like the naughty, cat-scratch-fever hit "Jackson" and their soulfully twangy version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me, Babe." But Cash and Carter also breathe understated fire and shared sensuality into more unlikely material, like their loping, folksy reading of Richard Fariña's "Pack Up Your Sorrows," a pair of Ray Charles R&B standards--"I Got a Woman" and "What'd I Say"--and memorable original compositions like the class-conscious "Shantytown" and a nostalgic love lament called "Oh, What a Good Thing We Had."

CDclssiccshbmchckabm-01.jpg Classic Cash/Boom Chicka Boom $29.95

2006 pairing of two of his '80s albums, originally released on Mercury Records. 1987's Classic Cash has Johnny revisiting and re-recording many of his older tracks (hits and otherwise) while 1989's Boom Chicka Boom was one of the best of the albums he recorded for the label and includes 'Hidden Shame', a track written for him by Elvis Costello. Although neither album set the charts on fire, both were favorably reviewed and are proof that Johnny's muse wasn't lost in the '80s.

classicjohnnycash.jpg Classic Johnny Cash-Masters Collection $19.99

2008 collection containing the finest fruits from this true 'master' of music. Each disc in this series contains a great selection of hits as well as a few lesser known gems that have tickled the fancy of faithful fans worldwide. This compilation from the Man In Black focuses on his years with Universal and includes tracks like 'The Night Hank Williams Came To Town', 'Cry Cry Cry', 'I Still Miss Someone', 'I Walk The Line' and more (see track listing).

bootleg.jpg Bootleg Vol II - From Memphis To Hollywood $19.95

The musical treasures left behind by Johnny Cash at the House Of Cash estate in Hendersonville, Tennessee, continue to provide insight into his character as an American music icon – perhaps the American music icon. The rich backwoods archive first bore fruit on Columbia/Legacy nearly five years ago, with the release of Personal File aka Bootleg Vol. 1, a fascinating double-CD collection of 49 privately recorded, intimate solo performances dating from 1973 to 1982.

From Memphis To Hollywood: Bootleg Volume 2 continues the series, as compilation producer Gregg Geller focuses on the dawning of Johnny Cash’s recording career at Sun Records in Memphis from late 1954 to late ’57 (on CD One), into his first decade at Columbia Records in Nashville, from 1958 to 1969 (on CD Two). Bootleg Vol. 2 will be available at all physical and digital retail outlets starting February 22, 2011, through Columbia/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment***

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Johnny Cash’s own hand-picked compilation of his favorite Gospel songs.

gospelglory-01.jpg Gospel Glory $15.95

A basic yet meaty collection of Gospel songs held dear by Johnny Cash. For the Cash afficianado or fan just discovering this side of the Man in Black, this is a great CD

CDgospelmusicjohnnycash-01.jpg Gospel Music of Johnny Cash CD $24.95

Just as Johnny Cash's Christian faith was always a major part of his life, gospel was a huge aspect of his musical makeup. That fact is handily borne out on the comprehensive two-disc collection. This anthology encompasses a number of eras and musical settings, and sports an agreeably broad definition of "gospel music." Everything from Kris Kristofferson's sinner's lament, "Why Me," to Cash's own sociopolitical protest anthem, "The Man in Black," and the traditional hymn "The Old Rugged Cross" turns up here.

The unshakable gravitas inherent in Cash's deep, thick tones, and his earnest-but-never-precious delivery make his musical statements of faith and spirituality some of the most convincing in all of country gospel. Nobody's better at repentance and salvation than an old sinner, after all, and Cash's versions of songs like Billy Joe Shaver's "I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal" and the Kristofferson tune bear the unmistakable mark of someone who's wandered down the wrong path and then been delivered from his own demons by the gift of faith. In the end, that's what The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash is all about.

Hayride Anthology $17.95

This set, which features live performances Johnny Cash did for the Louisiana Hayride radio show between 1955 and 1965, underscores how easily and sincerely he could connect with an audience, and these tracks certainly have archival and historical value. Highlights include two versions of "Five Feet High & Rising" (the first, from 1959, is marginally the better of the two), spirited versions of "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Hey Porter," and the quaint-but-he-actually-pulls-it-off (because he's Johnny Cash) "Ballad of the Harp Weaver," a recitation of the Edna St. Vincent Millay poem.

highwayman-01.jpg Highwayman $16.95

The myth of the American West--lawless lands, resolute heroes--takes on a grave, elegiac quality on this first, and best, collaboration from Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson. There's little bravado here, just a sense of ticking time, of frontiers lost, cowboys singing their last songs. In the end, Highwayman works because it fuses mythic, serious material with the artists' own legendary personas and well-aged voices. Lesser lights would be lucky to muddle through Jimmy Webb's epic title track; these four cagey desperados make every fantastic image believable. If Chips Moman surrounds them with less than subtle layers of guitars, keyboards, and drums, he does update vintage progressive country in a suitably cosmic but rugged fashion. Romantic legends and production values notwithstanding, it's the tough, wise singing here that's the real draw.

highwayman2-01.jpg Highwayman 2 $16.95

A most respectable and enjoyable follow-up to the original first effort.

886970528528.jpg Highwayman Super Hits $15.95

Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson released two albums together on Columbia Records, 1985's chart-topping Highwayman and 1990's Highwayman 2. (For the sake of convenience, the quartet itself was sometimes referred to as Highwayman or even The Highwaymen, though they were never actually billed as such.) Three songs from those albums reached the country charts, "Highwayman," "Desperados Waiting for a Train," and "Silver Stallion." So, one wishes a better title than Super Hits could have been used for this budget-priced ten-track compilation, which draws five tracks from each album. Nevertheless, the combination of the four country superstars remains amazingly comfortable, as they trade off vocals on songs such as Cash's "Big River" and even harmonize. The first album, which used standards, was superior to the second, for which new material was written, but many of the songs on the first album did not feature all four singers, so the balance of tracks from the two albums here is reasonable.

hymnsbyjohnnycash-01.jpg Hymns By Johnny Cash [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] $15.95

No country artist this side of Hank Williams strikes a better balance between secular temptation and spiritual redemption than Johnny Cash. While Hymns (originally released in 1959) is an album-length testament of faith, it features the characteristics of Cash's classic country--the conversational phrasing and plainspoken conviction, the craggy baritone that sounds like it was carved from Mount Rushmore, the stripped-down arrangements, and the steady lope of Luther Perkins's guitar. Many of the highlights are Cash originals, from the propulsive "It Was Jesus" to the stately "Lead Me Father" to the call-and-response of "He'll Be a Friend." A stirring "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" finds Cash putting his signature on the traditional hymnal as well. Throughout, there's a musical spirit of sharing rather than preaching.

littlefauss.jpg I Walk The Line / Little Fauss & Big Halsy Soundtracks $39.95

Not to be confused with the Walk the Line biopic, I Walk the Line is a soundtrack album to a 1970 film of the same name starring Gregory Peck. Released that same year on Columbia Records, it is, in essence, a country album by Johnny Cash, as the entire soundtrack is composed solely of Cash songs, including the famous title song. Also included is "Flesh and Blood", a ballad written by Cash which reached the top of the Country charts.
Little Fauss and Big Halsy is a soundtrack album to the 1970 film of the same name starring Robert Redford. Released on Columbia Records in 1971 (see 1971 in music), the album is composed entirely of songs by Johnny Cash. It includes tracks written by Cash, Carl Perkins and Bob Dylan.

9317206013187.jpg In Concert-Johnny Cash (Two CDs) $21.99

Two CD’s featuring exciting live performances of many Cash classics as well as seldom heard material. Like having a front row seat at a Johnny Cash Concert!

16biggestjune-june-01.jpg Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash 16 Biggest Hits $17.95

There have been many highly successful duet partnerships in the history of country music. But no other coupling as lasting or has made the same impact as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Having met in the mid 1950's on various package tours, Johnny and June had a tumultuous courtships that yielded the greatest of all country marriages. Partners in life and in song, Johnny and June had some of the best duets like "Jackson" and "It Ain't Me Babe," collected here for the first time.

greatlostperformance-01.jpg Johnny Cash - The Great Lost Performance $19.95

On July 27, 1990, Johnny Cash took his revue to The Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and performed a truly unique and wonderful concert, captured on multi-tracks that lay dormant until recently mixed and edited for this near hour-long CD. Terrific performances of his greatest hits are here I Walk The Line, Ring Of Fire, etc. A wonderfully upbeat Cash and wife June Carter Cash’s stories and introductions punctuate the music; June contributes a boisterous Jackson duet with Johnny; local songstress Lucy Clark duets on the first performance anywhere at the time of Johnny’s What Is Man?; and the singer performs the only recorded version anywhere of the classic gospel song Wonderful Time Up There. A great lost performance is found.

DVDfolsom40th_productset_01.jpg JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON-Legacy Edition Deluxe 40th Anniversary 2-Cd+DVD $41.95

Box Set Makes History with Release Of - Yes - Two Shows!
• CD One: 65-minute first show -with seven previously unissued tracks
• CD Two: 75-minute second show - with 24 previously unissued tracks (of 26)
• DVD: new documentary film - with exclusive Folsom Prison footage, interviews with Merle Haggard, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, and former inmates at concert, and unpublished photographs by Jim Marshall

Latest entry in deluxe Legacy Edition series - available at both physical and digital retail outlets starting October 14, 2008, through Columbia/Legacy

It’s one of those dates that is embedded in music history. January 13, 1968, the day that Johnny Cash and his crew - June Carter (two months before their wedding), Columbia staff producer Bob Johnston, Carl Perkins, the Statler Brothers, and the Tennessee Three (guitarist Luther Perkins, bassist Marshall Grant, drummer W.S. "Fluke" Holland), rolled into northern California's notorious maximum security lockup and gave a performance that changed Cash's career arc and the future of popular music. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, the LP issued on Columbia Records the following May, became a cultural benchmark in the midst of the single most tumultuous year in American history since the end of World War II. It was more than a record album - it was the turning point for a generation.

Forty years later, the Cash archives in Tennessee continue to dazzle researchers with their riches. In fact, as rarely known by even the most ardent fans, and rarely mentioned in Cash writings until now - there were two Folsom shows performed and recorded that day: The first show, the bulk of which comprised the classic, familiar 16-song album; and a longer second show, the bulk of whose 26 tracks (except for two songs) were put on the shelf.

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON: LEGACY EDITION has been a long time coming, indeed. The revealing three-disc (2 CD+DVD) close-up of that day now presents the entire unvarnished 65-minute first show on disc one - expletives intact for the first time, and with seven previously unissued tracks; and the entire 75-minute second show on disc two, with 24 previously unissued tracks (out of 26). It's topped off with a new documentary DVD - featuring exclusive footage from inside Folsom, interviews with Merle Haggard, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, and former inmates who witnessed the concert, and unpublished photography by Jim Marshall.

JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON: LEGACY EDITION, the latest deluxe display-book box set entry in the Legacy Edition series will be available at all physical and digital outlets starting October 14th through Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

cds/small/JCSQSet-01.jpg JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN (The complete Concert) CD/DVD SET $44.95

On February 24, 1969, two days before he turned 37, the legendary Johnny Cash led his traveling troupe behind the foreboding walls of the California State Penitentiary at San Quentin, long known as one of America's toughest prisons. Thirteen months earlier, the Johnny Cash Show made musical history when they appeared at another notorious California state pen. The concert yielded what became Cash's best selling album up to that time, JOHNNY CASH AT FOLSOM PRISON, which in July 1968 entered the "Billboard" LP chart and stayed on it for 39 weeks, reaching number 13..

JOHNNY CASH AT SAN QUENTIN, FOLSOM's follow-up and companion piece, upped the chart-success ante and then some; on August 23, 1969 it reached the top of the LP stack in "Billboard" and remained there for four weeks, making it the best-selling of all Cash longplayers.

Originally a single album, AT SAN QUENTIN is now a deluxe three-disc, Legacy Edition package: two CDs containing 31 selections, 13 of them previously unissued, plus a DVD called JOHNNY CASH IN SAN QUENTIN, a 1969 documentary made by England's Granada TV for British television. It is, by turns, exhilarating and harrowing; among the tunes is a full rendition of "A Boy Named Sue," the rollicking, rowdy smash that in 1969 topped the C & W singles charts for five weeks, while also reaching number two on the Pop side. There are also interviews, some searingly candid, with the prisoners and guards who were present when the Johnny Cash Show packed the big house.

Backed by his scythe-sharp band, the Tennessee Three, Cash's quavering bass-baritone renders hits, hymns, history (personal and American), humor and, of course, the singular "boom-chicka-boom" railroad rhythm that is one of Country music's most ineffable, instantly identifiable sounds. The bill also includes first-rate performances from rockabilly king Car

CDcomingtotownwellshome-01.jpg Johnny Cash is Coming to Town/Water From the Wells of Home $24.95

2006 pairing of two of Johnny's albums from the '80s, originally released on Mercury Records. 1987's Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town was produced by the legendary Cowboy Jack Clement, who had been responsible for Cash classics like 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen'. 1988's Water From The Wells Of Home features 'New Moon Over Jamaica', co-written and performed with Paul McCartney. Other guests include Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, The Everly Brothers and more.

CDosteraker-01.jpg Johnny Cash Live at Osteraker Prison $19.99

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of this live album, recorded in October of '72 at the Osteraker Prison in Sweden. The original album's 12 tracks are joined by 12 previously unreleased cuts from the same show, making this an exciting release for fans, old and new. Also features expanded liner notes and previously unpublished photos. Johnny Cash was a passionate man but the Country star was particularly interested with the downtrodden. Prisoners. Though playing shows in prisons was not unusual to Johnny (San Quentin, Folsom State Prison), he had never performed at a prison outside the U.S.A. He opened with 'A Boy Named Sue' for a fully-seated auditorium and for the next hour plus, continued with some of his biggest hits and fan favorites.

triplefeature-01.jpg Johnny Cash Triple Feature $21.98

Great set of three classic Cash CD’s; Hymns From the Heart, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash and Now There Was a Song.

america_01.jpg Johnny Cash's America CD/DVD $25.95

People who agree on little else can agree on Johnny Cash. He carried a unique ability to reach all people at once. He was admired by prisoners and presidents, by preachers and punks. Cash was a man of God who spoke for the condemned. Johnny Cash's America looks at the unifying vision he carried with him through 50 years in music.
From the filmmakers behind "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story," this acclaimed documentary (and accompanying soundtrack) looks at The Man in Black in a whole new light. How did Cash navigate the issues of his day, and what can we learn from his example? Here are gathered a broad spectrum of Americans--politicians, musicians, writers, family--to reflect on the power and meaning of Cash's extraordinary life.
This documentary features many never before seen performances capturing Cash across the years and in all circumstances. Intimate, revealing, and provocative, Johnny Cash's America shines a new light on a musician, an entertainer, an American.
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ultimategospel-01.jpg Johnny Cash - Ultimate Gospel $19.95

Gospel was what Johnny Cash, Luther Perkins, and Marshall Grant originally wanted to record when they auditioned for Sam Phillips in 1954. In 1958, Sun Records' refusal to let Cash record a gospel album--despite his track record of hits--led him to leave for Columbia. This well-chosen package of 24 songs delineates sacred music's ongoing role in Cash's career, beginning with two 1970 performances from his ABC variety show, one featuring longtime Cash friend Rev. Billy Graham. The 1957 Sun tunes include the searing "I Was There When It Happened" and Cash's original "Belshazzar." "He Turned the Water into Wine," "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," "That's Enough," and his 1969 gospel hit "Daddy Sang Bass," all from Columbia, are particularly passionate, as is "Far Side Banks of Jordan" (a duet with June Carter Cash) and three never-before-issued performances, 1974's "My Ship Will Sail" and "How Great Thou Art and "It Is No Secret" from 1981. Given that one can't truly understand Cash without knowing his gospel side, this is a fine introduction

16132.jpg June Carter & Johnny Cash-It’s All in the Family $27.95

This collects June Carter's 1975 album Appalachian Pride and Johnny Cash' s Children's Album, and throws in a number of outtakes and unreleased material. It's a charming album, quite beautiful at times, and Cash's warm performances are irresistible. The liner notes contain a wealth of casual photographs taken around the Cash home, as well as detailed session notes, although one might wish to substitute the extensive song lyric pages for even a short essay about the music.

wildwoodflower.jpg June Carter Cash - Wildwood Flower $19.95

This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. Released shortly after June Carter Cash's death in 2003, Wildwood Flower features the country music legend's most personal, intimate music. Recorded with relatives ranging from her cousins Janet and Joe Carter (the children of A.P. and Sara Carter) to granddaughter Tiffany Anastasia Lowe (the daughter of Carlene Carter and Nick Lowe) to, of course, her husband Johnny Cash, these 13 songs have the casual, almost spontaneous quality of a family sing-along. This feeling is heightened by both the snatches of conversation between the tracks and the song selection itself, taken almost entirely from the A.P. Carter songbook. That feeling of direct lineage colors the entire record; not only are these among the finest and most archetypal country songs ever written, they're also, in a very real way, family heirlooms, no less so than a treasured photograph or piece of jewelry. As a result, listening to WILDWOOD FLOWER is akin to being present at a particularly intimate, heartwarming family gathering.

louisianahayridecrter.jpg June Carter Live At The Louisiana Hayride $15.95

From the Scena label this collection features a collection of her 1960-1965 recordings from the Louisiana Hayride that shows her talent as a singer and comedienne. 15 tracks including 2 with Johnny Cash, 'It Ain't Me Babe' & 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen'.

827969090824.jpg Keep on the Sunny Side-June Carter Cash (Two CDs!) $24.95

After marrying him in 1968, June Carter was usually perceived as an adjunct to Johnny Cash. Nothing could have been farther from the truth. June was an all-stops-out entertainer: a goofy comedienne, a big-hearted actress who studied under Lee Strasberg, and a dynamic singer unequivocally rooted in tradition as the youngest member of the pioneering Carter family, but just as steadfastly living in the here and now. Finally, there's an album to prove it (two discs, actually, covering the years 1939-2003). To begin to perceive all she was capable of, check out the eternal sorrow of "Without a Love," the pop-folkish "He's Solid Gone," the hillbilly luncacy of "No Swallerin' Place," the rambunctious "Juke Box Blues," the bizarre exotica of "The Heel," the agility and effortless flow of "Tall Loverman," the anxious fessing-up of her own "Ring of Fire," her no-nonsense "Jackson" duet with Cash, and her strength of conviction in "Appalachian Pride"--as well as her way with traditional material from the Carters and others. June had pizzaz, mountain style.


It's rare that an artist gets to write his own eulogy, but just four days before his passing, Cash essentially delivered just that in the form of the final track listing for this self-proposed, self-compiled sequel to his latter-day Love, God, Murder trilogy. Cash's final act as an artist gathers 18 tracks from his incomparable, four-decade-deep Columbia catalog, reflecting a life as deeply conflicted by the ways of the flesh ("I Can't Go On That Way," "Wanted Man," "I Wish I Was Crazy Again," his duet with Waylon Jennings) as it was rooted in love of God ("I Talk to Jesus Everyday"), family ("Suppertime"), his country ("Ragged Old Flag"), and its music ("The Night Hank Williams Came to Town"). But Cash's deeply patriotic conscience was the kind that also demanded better of his nation and its leaders ("Ballad of Ira Hayes," "Man in Black") while his love for his late wife June illuminates "You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven" and their bittersweet duet, "Where Did We Go Right." There are Cash compilations galore, but none with the touching personal insights offered here.

livefromaustin.jpg Live From Austin Texas $21.95

Cash was not only a great artist but a great performer, as this 1987 Austin City Limits taping (also available on DVD) attests. Though he was years past his hitmaking peak and had yet to enjoy his late-career comeback, his legendary stature was undiminished and his baritone sounds surprisingly supple and warm. With his veteran band providing superb support, he intersperses the requisite hits--"Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues, "I Walk the Line," and a rousing "Big River"--with a more folkish selection that includes a lyrical recasting of the traditional "Barbara Allen" and a stripped-down medley of "The Wall" and "Long Black Veil." He also dips into the work of fellow songwriters Kris Kristofferson ("Sunday Morning Comin' Down"), Tom T. Hall ("I'll Go Somewhere and Sing My Songs Again"), Guy Clark ("Let Him Roll"), and John Prine ("Sam Stone") and makes those songs his own. Wife June Carter Cash joins him in a testament to their love with a duet on "Where Did We Go Right?"


A wide selection of Johnny Cash’s favorite love songs picked by him for this album.

murder-01.jpg Murder [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED] $15.95

In Johnny’s own words “"Here is my personal selection of my recordings of songs of robbers, liars and murderers. These songs are just for listening and singing. Don't go out and do it." Need we say more?

mymothershymnbook-01.jpg My Mother's Hymn Book $19.98

A collection of classic Gospel songs from Johnny Cash's youth recorded on Rick Rubin's American label and released in 2004.

nowtherewasasong-01.jpg Now There Was a Song! $15.95

This 1960 album marked a departure from past Johnny Cash releases in that it is made up of classic country standards. The album was recorded in only one session and no master required more than three takes to complete. Seasons of My Heart was released as a single from the album, and reached #10 on the Country chart. Another notable song from the album is Transfusion Blues, which is a milder version of Cocaine Blues, which Cash later more famously recorded on the Folsom Prison album. A classic Cash album worthy of inclusion in your collection

albumclassics88697271082.jpg Original Album Classics $39.95

An amazing collection of some of Cash’s finest early Columbia Records albums. A must-have for the die-hard Cash fan of for anyone who wants to get to know the musical legacy of The Man In Black. Five Complete albums containing 72 songs: The Fabulous Johnny Cash (1958), Songs Of Our Soil (1959), Hymns By Johnny Cash (1959), Ride This Train (1960) and Orange Blossom Special (1965).

personalfile-01.jpg Bootleg Vol I - Personal File $29.95

Deep within the House of Cash, Johnny Cash’s recording studio, office suite, and museum in Hendersonville, Tennessee, behind the studio’s control room, was a small vault-like space in which many of his most prized possessions were stored. A collection of rare firearms dating back to the 18th Century, some personal effects of Jimmie Rodgers, artwork and letters from fans all over the world and much more was carefully arranged and locked away for safekeeping. Then there were the tapes. Hundreds of them. Demos from songwriters, album masters, multi-tracks of the ABC television series, and some boxes marked simply "Personal File." These are Johnny’s most intimate sessions, recorded mostly in 1973 and then subsequently at his leisure. Just a lone voice and an acoustic guitar, singing songs and telling stories about them. A concept that has since come to be thought of as revelatory but, as is evident in this stunning new set, is something Johnny Cash had been doing all along—if only for his personal file. This 2-CD collection features 49 previously unreleased recordings.

raggedoldflag-01.jpg Ragged Old Flag $15.95

One of Cash’s great classic albums and the first one on which every song included was written by him.

ringoffire-01.jpg Ring of Fire-The Best of Johnny Cash $15.95

This 1963 release is not a greatest-hits package, as the subtitle would have you believe, although the title cut did top the country charts. Instead, it offers a worthy sampling of Cash's far-ranging moods--dramatic saga songs, gospel hymns, love songs, honky-tonk weepers, folk ballads. The steady Tennessee Two churn forms the musical foundation, but is at times embellished by everything from banjo to mariachi horns to string section to background chorus to the Carter Family. Cash's august vocal tone and torpid phrasing command attention regardless of song or surroundings.

rockabillyblues-01.jpg Rockabilly Blues $19.95

While stepdaughter Carlene Carter was hanging out with then-husband Nick Lowe and his British roots rock mates Dave Edmunds, Martin Belmont, and Pete Thomas, Johnny Cash decided to see what they thought about the font they claimed for inspiration: rockabilly and roots country. Lowe got to produce one track on Rockabilly Blues, as did old pal and rockabilly co-conspirator Cowboy Jack Clement. Earl Pool Ball did the other eight, but Cash held the reins tight. Rockabilly Blues is one of the great lost Cash records. Not only does it feature two of his finer songs from the period, the title track and the bitter love song "Cold Lonesome Morning," it features Cash singing a pair of gems by Billy Joe Shaver, "The Cowboy Who Started the Fight" and "It Ain't Nothing New Babe," as well as one by Cash acolyte Kris Kristofferson, "The Last Time" (which, incidentally, is one of the last times a new Kristofferson tune was recorded by anyone). Cash's "Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955)" is not essentially a rockabilly tune, though Edmunds' guitar playing certainly embodies its feel -- but then, Cash was never a rockabilly singer, either. "One Way Rider," with its horns and staccato pacing, is the perfect song for Lowe to produce. June Carter is wailing on the duet, and the slide guitar parts ring like jagged bells through the heart of the mix. The only problem with this set is how quickly it blazes by. Why Columbia wasn't interested in Cash in 1980 is as confusing now as it was then. All the kids they groomed to come up after him, including newbies Montgomery Gentry, would have killed to make a record this fine.

balladsofthetruewest-01.jpg Sings the Ballads of the True West $15.95

Originally released in 1965 as a double album, Ballads weaves Cash's narrations and original compositions with traditional songs and interpretations of other writers' material to draw one man's portrait of the Old West. Cash turns in some of his sturdiest vocals, virtually inhabiting the likes of "I Ride an Old Paint" and Carl Perkins's morbid "Ballad of Boot Hill." And he gets points for not scrubbing up some of the more raggedy old traditional lyrics. But there's often too much extraneous stuff--background singers, strings, sound effects--and while they are clearly to Cash's specifications and executed seamlessly, his own weather-beaten voice alone would usually have been more effective; for all the drama in his vocals, too much of this exasperating set sounds like background music. By the way, this album's mythmaking "Hardin Wouldn't Run" provided the basis for Bob Dylan's mythmaking "John Wesley Harding." The 2002 reissue adds a pair of bonus tracks.

songsofoursoil-01.jpg Songs of Our Soil $15.95

This particular album was inspired by the folk revival, including as it did, several traditional songs as well as original songs written by Johnny, mainly based on experiences of growing up in a farming community.
Five Feet High and Rising was written about the Arkansas floods in 1937 when Johnny, only five, was too young to appreciate the gravity of the situation, but old enough to retain a deep and lasting impression of wonderment.
Clementine, while based loosely on the traditional song My Darling Clementine, is given new lyrics and sounds like a completely different song - it's very amusing. I wanna Go Home is a cover of a song better known these days as Sloop John B, the title used by the Beach boys when they recorded it.
Old Apache Squaw is one of many songs that Johnny has recorded about the people who inhabited America before Columbus discovered it - understandably, given his fascination with and empathy for Native Americans.
The Great Speckled Bird is a cover of Roy Acuff's classic gospel song. Although not part of the original album, the inclusion of two of Johnny's country hits from around that time - I Got Stripes and You Dreamer You - is most welcome.
There are many other fine songs on this fascinating album. If you enjoy Cash’s early music, you will love this

superhits2.jpg Super Hits Vol. II $16.95

Follow up to the immensely successful Vol. I of the same name.

superhits-01.jpg Superhits $15.95

The title explains this collection: Some of Johnny Cash’s biggest and most beloved hits. To anyone discovering Cash or introducing him to someone else, this is a good starting point.

jctvshowcd-01.jpg The Best of The Johnny Cash Show 1969-1971 Audio CD $19.95

During the late 1960s and early ‘70s, Johnny Cash introduced country fans to hand-picked artists they might not have otherwise encountered and variety show watchers to some of the best of contemporary country, all while raising his popular stature through his weekly TV show. This "best of" anthology is a little more random than its title suggests, omitting the duet with Bob Dylan from the program’s debut (perhaps the best remembered highlight from the series) in favor of a duet with then-emerging Joni Mitchell ("Girl from the North Country") and a hokey arrangement of "I’ve Been Everywhere" with Lynn Anderson. Yet Ray Charles’ soulful recasting of "Ring of Fire" is a revelation, and a roster ranging from Eric Clapton’s Derek and the Dominoes to Roy Orbison, George Jones, and (separately) Tammy Wynette made for some memorable television.

thecollection.jpg The Collection $29.98

Three classic cash albums; both acclaimed prison concerts: Live at Folsom and At San Quentin and America.

milliondollar.jpg The Complete Million Dollar Quartet $25.95

The product of a casual afternoon jam session in 1956 between Elvis Presley, then the biggest star in America, and the rock & roll legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, these songs are a world away from the tight, well-produced rock & roll that Sam Phillips's Sun Studios was recording and releasing in the mid-1950s. More than half the material heard here consists of gospel music, and there are also versions of Chuck Berry's "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man" and "Too Much Monkey Business," as well as some classic country songs penned by Hank Snow, Gene Autry, and Bill Monroe. Relaxed and informal, these recordings are an illuminating snapshot of a moment in rock & roll history. 47 amazing tracks!

completesunsingles-01.jpg The Complete Original Sun Singles $33.95

The title is self-explanatory, with this 2 CD set covering each and every single released by Cash during his short but legendary stint with Sam Phillps’ Memphis based Sun Records. An enjoyable trip through Cash’s earliest history.

essentialhighwaymen.jpg The Essential Highwaymen $25.95

Though Waylon, Willie, Cash and Kristofferson recorded three full albums as The Highwaymen, the foursome had much richer musical relationships than the purpose-built quartet dates. Legacy's 2-disc Essential set documents both their official collaborations under the Highwayman moniker, and the duets and covers that found these artists returning to one another over the course of their careers. In addition to seven songs from the Highwaymen's three albums, this thirty track collection includes solos and duets drawn from the artists' original albums, television and stage performances (including tracks from the Johnny Cash Show and VH1's Storytellers), and soundtracks. Among the riches are several covers of Kristofferson's songs, including Nelson's 2008 rendering of "Moment of Forever."
The one previously unreleased track is a live version of Guy Clark's "Desperados Waiting for a Train" recorded by the foursome at the 1993 Farm Aid concert, but the set's real strength is its telling of the back-story through cuts sourced from twenty-five different albums. The collection paints a picture of four strong-willed, artistically-rich musical icons who found equal-strength partners in one another, and with whom they could collaborate without compromise. Their shared musical roots (neatly summarized in the trio of songs "The Night Hank Williams Came to Town," "If You Don't Like Hank Williams" and "Are You Sure Hank Done it this Way") and hard-won artistic integrity bound them together like few other superstars, and the musical legacy they left as compadres is winningly excerpted in this set.

essentialjohnnycash-01.jpg The Essential Johnny Cash $24.95

It's a great and perhaps impossible challenge to encapsulate the highlights of Johnny Cash's vast musical catalog in a two-CD, 36-song collection like this. Yet, though it barely scratches the surface, 2002's The Essential Johnny Cash--part of a series of compilations and reissues celebrating Cash's 70th birthday--does present three-dozen satisfying and balanced snapshots of some of the Man in Black's most memorable work for the Sun, Columbia, and Mercury labels. Above all else, these 36 selections are wonderful reminders of Cash's rustic eclecticism. Cuts range from '50s Sun rockabilly classics like "Hey Porter" and "I Walk the Line" to '60s country-folk gems like "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" and Cash's memorable duet with Bob Dylan on Dylan's "Girl from the North Country." Also included are more recent samplings of Cash's celebrated collaborations, including "Highwayman," which he recorded in 1984 with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson as part of the on-again, off-again supergroup the Highwaymen, and "The Wanderer," a fervent gospel collaboration with U2 that appeared on the band's 1993 album, Zooropa.

childrensalbum-01.jpg The Johnny Cash Children's Album $16.95

As foreboding a figure as Johnny Cash was, his son John Carter Cash writes in liner notes to this excellent CD, he was also a big kid: "a fun-loving, easygoing, laughing man." That's not to say he was more inclined to skateboard over the line than to walk it, only that given his mesmerizing voice and his gift for storytelling, he had an enviable way of relating to kids. Thirty years on, parents who pick up this disc will find not a lot has changed: In 15 songs never before released on CD--four of which are bonus tracks not included on the 1975 classic--the Man in Black melds the silly with the sweet, the madcap with the meaningful, and emerges as a country-folk Pied Piper any kid would kill to have for an uncle. "Nasty Dan," the opener, will be familiar not only to those who grew up singing along to the original LP, but also to subsequent generations of "Sesame Street" watchers (Oscar duets on a later version). But for most, the rest will arrive as pure revelation. "Old Shep," a dog song, deserves placement on a disc of classic pet tributes, if such a thing exists; "Tiger Whitehead" treads fearlessly through wild bear territory; "Ah Bos Cee Dah" is nonsensical noodling with the language at its most brilliant; and "I Got a Boy and His Name Is John," a duet with the great June Carter Cash, steers the modern listener to a long-lost place where love of family was enough for a kid to get by on.

thelegend-01.jpg The Legend [BOX SET] $51.95

There are several Cash boxes available, but The Legend--spanning the years 1955-2002 but concentrating on his long tenure at Columbia and, to a lesser degree, his beginnings at Sun--probably belongs at the top of the list. Cash's greatest strengths are dramatized on these four, thematically programmed discs: Win, Place and Show: The Hits; Old Favorites and New; The Great American Songbook (mostly traditional songs); and Family and Friends (collaborations). For starters, consider the staggering depth and breadth of his repertoire (perhaps matched only by those of Bob Dylan and Ray Charles), embracing ancient folk tunes ("Streets of Laredo"), teen pop ("Ballad of a Teenage Queen"), mature contemporary rock ("Highway Patrolman"), gospel ("Were You There When They Crucified My Lord"), topical fare ("Ballad of Ira Hayes"), country standards ("Time Changes Everything"), novelties ("One Piece at a Time"), and more. Then there's the way his! spare, spacious sound opens up to take in horns ("Ring of Fire"), strings ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"), anything. The Legend includes seven previously unissued sides, most prominently "It Takes One to Know Me," a stirring salute to his wife June. --John Morthland
NOTE: This is NOT the special Collector’s version of this album. We also offer a deluxe limited edition. In addition to the four discs mentioned above, it also includes a fifth disc, Johnny Cash on the Air, featuring a 1955 recording of Cash's first-ever radio apperance. Also included is a DVD, Johnny Cash: The First 25 Years, which contains the complete 1980 CBS TV special, and a lithograph portrait of Cash by Marc Burkhardt. The entire package is housed in a 12" x 16" hardback.

legendofjohnnycash-01.jpg The Legend of Johnny Cash $19.95

This introduction to the Man in Black's catalog is about as fine a one as can be found on one disc, primarily because the 21 classic tracks span J.R. Cash's entire career, from his first rockabilly single, "Hey, Porter"/"Cry! Cry! Cry!" (Sun Records, 1955), to his last significant alt-country tracks (American Recordings, 2003). Though Cash had his peaks and valleys in the studio, what shines brightly on this collection is how constant--how unwavering--his creativity remained, whether he was writing and performing original material or interpreting the work of others. His voice, too, remained a majestic thing of wonder, even as Cash often sang off-beat; settled his bass-baritone somewhere around, if not on the note; and cared more about power and emotion than strict rules of measure--something that became especially important as illness changed his great oaken voice into a frail instrument. In this way, he was able to infuse novelty songs ("One Piece at a Time," "A Boy Named Sue") with undeniable cool and maintain the poetry of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" even in the awful advent of a gloppy, too-peppy string section. Other chestnuts here take on new dimension in retrospect. "Jackson," a duet with wife June Carter Cash, seemed almost comedic ("hotter than a pepper sprout") when it was released, but now reveals the couple's own white-hot sexuality, primarily in June's elegant, if straightahead vocal. The surprise of The Legend of Johnny Cash is how seamlessly the newer material blends with the seminal, and how full-circle it sometimes comes: Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" doesn't seem markedly different from the quietly defiant songs that Cash defined himself with in the '50s and early '60s. Yet the compilation producers, like Cash himself, saved the best for last. "Hurt," Trent Reznor's poignant meditation on addiction, is devastating as written, but becom

legendII-01.jpg The Legend of Johnny Cash Vol. II $19.95

The follow-up to the immensely successful The Legend of Johnny Cash, this is a must-have for new and old fans alike.

mysteryoflife.jpg The Mystery of Life $15.95

The Mystery of Life was released in 1991 It was Cash’s last album for Mercury. Included on the album are new recordings of two songs already associated with Cash from his Sun and Columbia days, "Hey Porter" and "Wanted Man." "I'll Go Somewhere and Sing My Songs Again" is a duet with Tom T. Hall. The album's poor performance on the charts - it peaked at No. 70 - and that of "Goin' by the Book", the only single to chart (at No. 69), coupled with Cash's unsteady relationship with his label, ensured his departure from it following the record's release. In 2003 (see 2003 in music), the album was re-released, with "The Wanderer" from U2's 1993 album Zooropa as a bonus track.

886979153929.jpg The Real Johnny Cash Box Set (SIX ALBUMS!) $45.95

This set combines six of Johnny Cash's late-'50s and early-'60s LPs for Columbia Records, 1958’s The Fabulous Johnny Cash, 1959’s Hymns and Songs of Our Soil, 1960’s Ride This Train and Now, There Was a Song!, and 1962’s Hymns from the Heart, along with six bonus tracks, including “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” from Cash's earlier stay at Sun Records. A lot more was to follow for Cash, but the beginning and the first maturation of his iconic career is presented here.

verybestplaylist.jpg The Very Best of Johnny Cash $15.95

Welcome to Sony’s playlist series. Painstakingly compiled by the artists and the music nuts at Legacy Recordings, these collections truly represent an artists' complete body of work. We've fished through hundreds-thousands-of tracks to cherry pick the perfect playlists. Not just the hits (anyone can find those). The life changing cuts. The out-of-print tracks. The fan favorites everyone loves. The songs that make the artist who they are. You’ll no doubt enjoy the sound of the beautifully remastered songs on this CD (as opposed to MP3's that contain less information, which translate into compromised sound). But we think the thing you'll appreciate most about this Playlist is that even though you didn't make it, you might wish you did.

verybestlive.jpg The Very Best of Johnny Cash Live $15.95

A collection of great live performances by Cash, June carter Cash and the Carter Sisters.

B000E6EI3K.jpg Two CD Box Set-Live at Madison Square Garden and America $22.95

European only two-disc coupling of his 1969 live album, At Madison Square Garden (remastered with 26 tracks) and his 2001 album, America: A 200-Year Salute in Story and Song (remastered with 21 tracks). Two standard jewel cases housed in an exclusive slipcase.

B000E6EI3A.jpg Two CD Box Set-Sings the Ballads of the True West and Life $22.95

European only two-disc coupling of his 1965 album, Sings the Ballads of the True West (remastered with 22 tracks) and his 2004 album, Life (remastered with 18-tracks.) Two standard jewel cases housed in an exclusive slipcase.

unchained-01.jpg Unchained $19.95

The first four songs on Unchained come from the songbooks of Beck, Don Gibson, Soundgarden, and Jimmie Rodgers. What might look like absurdly unsupportable eclecticism in other artists, of course, is pretty much standard stuff for Cash. Unchained is hardly standard, though; it's more like the best album he's made since his 1984 departure from Columbia Records. Not only is this a stack of songs perfectly and idiosyncratically suited to the man, they're given door-rattling backing treatment by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, who prove as fitting for Cash's music as his own Tennessee Two was back in the day.

CDunplugged-01.jpg VH1 Storytellers $16.95

Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson's VH1 Storytellers is one of the first records in the series, and it's something of a minor gem. The two songwriters share the stage, telling brief stories about their work and exchanging compliments as they play a selection of both famous and relatively obscure tunes. Neither Cash nor Nelson reveals too much, but the relaxed atmosphere, wry anecdotes and warm versions of standards makes VH1 Storytellers a welcome supplement to their catalogs

cds/small/lovegodmurder-01.jpg "Love, God, Murder [BOX SET] [COLLECTOR'S EDITION] [LIMITED EDITION] [ORIGINAL RECORDING REMASTERED]" $41.98

"More than a few novelists and literature professors have cited the troika of love, god, and death as the basic subjects of all literary works. It just so happens that most music is about the same stuff, and Johnny Cash's music is especially so. Except in Cash's music, you can tease from the general (peculiarly American?) idea of death the more dramatic, intentional, cruel strain of murder. The distinction is crucial for Cash--and this 48-track, three-CD collection--as the struggle presented throughout this set is to understand the subject of a person's will. The will to love, the will to believe, the will to murder: each involves surrender, and most of Cash's protagonists surrender (or are so vanquished that there's no discernible difference). Barrel chested in its breadth, Cash's voice is as ideal a delivery mechanism for metaphysics as it is for the police blotter, the confessional, and the altar. As for the music, Love, God, Murder goes all out to follow its thematic breakdown, avoiding chronological layout--except for Sun-era classics like ""Folsom Prison Blues"" and ""I Walk the Line"" to open Murder and Love, respectively. Murder's inclusion of ""Orleans Parish Prison"" and its B-side ""Jacob Green,"" both recorded in 1972 at Stockholm, Sweden's Osteraker Prison, testify at once to the American roots and global relevance of Cash's vision. The contrasts between '90s material like Kris Kristofferson's ""Why Me Lord"" and Cash's own ""Redemption"" (both from American Recordings) with 1958's ""It Was Jesus"" and 1959's ""Great Speckled Bird"" (on God) is inspired, a great way to track the sometimes single-mindedness of Cash in his investigation of human behavior. Sure, the inclusion of short commentaries by Cash, U2's Bono (on God), June Carter Cash (on Love), and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino (on Murder) amounts to ver"

atfolsomprison-01.jpg "At Folsom Prison [Extra tracks, Live) REMASTERED" $16.95

"Johnny Cash had been breaking new ground for a decade when At Folsom Prison suddenly made the world at large take notice. The interaction of a volatile prison population starved for entertainment and a desperately on-form Johnny Cash was electrifying. His somber machismo finally found a home. The songs, which included every prison song Cash knew (I Got Stripes, The Wall, 25 Minutes to Go, Cocaine Blues, plus his own Folsom Prison Blues) were tailored to galvanize the crowd. This set is all about atmosphere. Live at the Grand Ole Opry this ain't. The 1999 version drops the San Quentin portion of the original CD reissue, instead adding three cuts to complete the full and uncensored Folsom show."

CDridethistrain-01.jpg Ride This Train $15.95

This concept album ranks with the most thematically ambitious of Johnny Cash's career, though the title's a little misleading. Instead of a collection of train songs (the sort featured in the Cash catalogue from "Hey Porter" to "Orange Blossom Special"), he alternates the spoken-word narrative of a rail trip that crosses the country (and cuts across centuries) with songs about the characters you might meet along the way. From a Kentucky coal miner ("Loading Coal") to an Oregon logger ("Lumberjack") to a convict on a Mississippi chain gang ("Going to Memphis"), Cash inhabits the various manifestations of what he calls "the heart and muscle of this land." In "Slow Rider" he combines the folk standard "I Ride an Old Paint" with the gunfighter legend of John Wesley Hardin. The reissue of this 1960 release adds four bonus tracks, story songs in a similar spirit but without the narration.

fabulousjohnnycash-01.jpg The Fabulous Johnny Cash $15.95

These 18 tracks (12 of them from the original 1959 LP, The Fabulous Johnny Cash, and 6 of them recorded during the same sessions, but previously unreleased in the U.S.) captured Cash during a particularly vital period of his long, illustrious career. Cash first broke through in the mid-`50s with his now-trademark "boom-chicka-boom" rhythms and sonorous, drawling baritone on Memphis's Sun Records; these are the earliest recordings from his nearly three decades on the Columbia label. Demonstrating an energy and down-home diversity that would later become even more fully realized, Cash herein moves deftly from introspective ballads (his original "Run Softly, Blue River") and railroad songs ("One More Ride") to cowboy ballads (his sardonic original, "Don't Take Your Guns to Town") and stoic laments like "I Still Miss Someone." In the process, he refines a vivid musical persona that more or less became synonymous with country music in the 1960s

bloodsweatandtears-01.jpg Blood, Sweat and Tears. $15.95

"For this 1963 concept album, Johnny Cash assumes the voice of the American worker, lending his booming baritone to both traditional and modern folk ballads and blues. ""The Legend of John Henry's Hammer"" becomes a majestic eight-minute suite that expands upon the original story of the ""steel-drivin' man"" with powerful dramatic effect. ""Another Man Done Gone"" receives an eerie a cappella reading with June Carter, while ""Casey Jones,"" the old blues about the engineer, rides along with sprite banjo and background harmonies. Cash also offers unique interpretations of more recent compositions. Both Jimmie Rodgers's ""Waiting for a Train"" and Merle Travis's ""Nine Pound Hammer"" are taken at a relaxed, gently loping pace and with a more subdued outlook than their original versions. Harlan Howard's classic ""Busted"" works marvelously as Mother Maybelle's bright Autoharp contrasts with Luther Perkins's deliberate twang and Cash's laconic delivery. Through it all, Cash brings out the inner strength and dignity of his toiling protagonists"

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Perhaps this should have been titled The Freewheelin' Johnny Cash in homage to the watershed Bob Dylan album. Though conservative country music and liberal folk shared little audience base at the time, Cash crossed that bridge by covering three Dylan tunes on this 1965 classic (reissued here with three previously unreleased tracks). Cash sounds loose and frisky throughout, as he romps from the harmonica-driven title song through the traditional country of "Long Black Veil," the Irish standard "Danny Boy," and the rousing spiritual "Amen." The stripped-down arrangements give the material plenty of room to breathe, with only the female backing chorus sounding dated. Dylan subsequently crossed this musical bridge from the other side, inviting Cash to duet with him on the country-tinged Nashville Skyline.

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When it's sleepy time but your little Punkin or Peanut won't hit the hay, try counting sheep with Hushabye Baby. We've re-imagined Johnny Cash's best-loved songs as blanket-soft instrumental lullabies. The familiar melodies of Johnny's iconic hits are plucked on a well-worn guitar, while gentle percussion and warm pedal steel lull baby to sweet slumber.

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