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Johnny Cash - The Essential Johnny Cash (2LP, Reissue, Mono)

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The Essential Johnny Cash is a compilation by Johnny Cash released as part of Sony BMG's Essential series. It was compiled to commemorate Cash's 70th birthday. 

The album concentrates mainly on Cash's first 15 years as a recording artist with Sun Records and Columbia, contains only eight post-1970 selections, and no selections from Cash's work with Rick Rubin for American Recordings: Cash's final hit single, a cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt", was released ten months later. The album was certified gold and platinum on February 5, 2005, and was certified 3× platinum on March 3, 2016, for sales of 1,500,000 copies by the RIAA. It has sold 1,724,200 copies in the US as of April 2017.

Amongst the 36 tracks on the compilation are two songs that feature Cash prominently but never appeared on any of his albums: "Girl from the North Country" from Bob Dylan's 1969 album Nashville Skyline, and "The Wanderer" from U2's 1993 album Zooropa.

As a testimony to Cash's wide sphere of influence on country, rock, and other modern musics and his wide fan base, the liner notes feature testimonials and 70th birthday greetings from a wide array of artists – from friends and collaborators like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Tom Petty, ex-stepson-in-law Nick Lowe, and wife June Carter Cash, and also from Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Corey Taylor and Shawn Crahan of Slipknot, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and Henry Rollins.

Release Info

Label: Columbia 88875150651
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Stereo, Mono
Country: Europe
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country Rock


A1 Hey Porter
A2 Cry, Cry, Cry
A3 I Walk The Line
A4 Get Rhythm
A5 There You Go
A6 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
A7 Big River
A8 Guess Things Happen That Way
B1 All Over Again
B2 Don't Take Your Guns To Town
B3 Five Feet High And Rising
B4 The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
B5 Tennessee Flat-Top Box
B6 I Still Miss Someone
B7 Ring Of Fire
C1 The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
C2 Orange Blossom Special
C3 It Ain't Me, Babe
C4 The One On The Right Is On The Left
C5 Jackson
C6 Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
D1 Daddy Sang Bass
D2 Girl From The North Country
D3 A Boy Named Sue (Live)
D4 If I Were A Carpenter
D5 Sunday Morning Coming Down
D6 Man In Black
D7 One Piece At A Time

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