The Definitive Collection: Johnny Cash (1985-1993)
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||Highwayman||Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson||3:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Sixteen Tons||Johnny Cash||2:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Night Hank Williams Came to Town||Johnny Cash||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Get Rhythm||Johnny Cash||2:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Long Black Veil||Johnny Cash||3:14||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ring of Fire||Johnny Cash||2:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Guess Things Happen That Way||Johnny Cash||1:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Walk the Line||Johnny Cash||2:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Cry, Cry, Cry||Johnny Cash||2:24||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||As Long As I Live||Johnny Cash||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ballad of a Teenage Queen||Johnny Cash||2:46||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Where Did We Go Right||Johnny Cash||2:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That Old Wheel||Johnny Cash||2:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cat's In the Cradle||Johnny Cash||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Family Bible||Johnny Cash||2:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Hey Porter||Johnny Cash||2:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Goin' By the Book||Johnny Cash||3:18||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Wanted Man||Johnny Cash||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Wanderer||U2 & The Edge||4:43||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Someone please alert the Better Business Bureau: in a clear case of false advertising, Mercury Records is marketing a Johnny Cash CD called The Definitive Collection which is anything but definitive. In 1986, Cash found himself without a record label when Columbia Records decided not to pick up the option on his contract after close to 30 years. Within a year the Man in Black had a new deal with Mercury Records, but like many veteran country acts in the '80s, radio wasn't especially interested in him and Cash's recordings of the period are a frustrating mix of re-recordings of his old hits, and new material pockmarked by overly slick production and engineering that didn't flatter Cash's voice or musical approach. The spirit was still willing within Cash, but he wasn't getting much help, and this collection of material from his brief sojourn with Mercury is often dispiriting stuff. Six of the tunes here were drawn from 1987's Classic Cash, in which Johnny recut 20 of his best-known tunes in honor of his entry into the Country Music Hall of Fame; the new versions of numbers like "I Walk the Line," "Guess Things Happen That Way," "Ring of Fire," and "Cry Cry Cry" are approached in a lean, straightforward fashion, and while Cash handles them like a pro, he doesn't sound especially excited, and the new recordings don't hold a candle to the originals. (Cash also redid some older numbers on his other Mercury sessions, several of which are also included here.) Elsewhere, the selections from Cash's other Mercury albums — Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town, Boom Chicka Boom, Water from the Wells of Home, and The Mystery of Life — tend to reflect their flaws instead of their strengths, though there are a few bright moments, including the nostalgic but rollicking "The Night Hank Williams Came to Town" and the apocalyptic "Goin' by the Book." The fact that the disc is bookended by two songs that didn't even appear on Cash's Mercury recordings is telling — the set leads off with "Highwayman," a single from his collaboration with Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson, and ends with U2's "The Wanderer," with Cash's guest lead vocal giving the song a gravity it sorely needs. As an overview of Cash's years with Mercury, this disc is serviceable but little more. The Definitive Collection? Not by a long shot.
cash is back
cash rules today, and 50 years ago
You cannot touch Cash. He cannot be put in a bad cd!
They Need To Put On Better Albums.....
I love And Adore Johnny Cash,Don't Get Me Wrong.But they need to start putting on better albums.Like more live albums that we never heard about.Come On Itunes,Put on Some Good Albums
Born: February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, AR
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s