- Released: May 23, 2000
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 1.What On Earth Will You Do (For Heaven's Sake)
- 2.My God Is Real
- 3.It Was Jesus
- 4.Why Me Lord
- 5.The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All
- 7.The Great Speckled Bird
- 8.The Old Account
- 9.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
- 10.When He Comes
- 11.The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
- 12.Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)
- 13.Man In White
- 15.Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer)
- 16.Oh Come, Angel Band
GOD is also available as part of the 3-CD box set LOVE, GOD, MURDER.
Personnel includes: Johnny Cash (vocals, guitar); The Carter Family (vocals).
Producers include: Sam Phillips, Rick Rubin, Jack Clement, Jack Routh, Don Law.
Compilation producer: Johnny Cash.
Includes liner notes by Johnny Cash and Bono.
Adapters: J.R. Cash; Johnny Cash.
Liner Note Authors: Johnny Cash; Bono .
Recording information: Sony Music Studios, New York, NY (07/24/1958-03/24/1994).
Photographer: Don Hunstein.
Arrangers: J.R. Cash; Johnny Cash.
Johnny Cash is practically a legend in American music. Throughout his career, which began in the 1950s, he has recorded songs about all aspects of the human experience. Under the guidance of Cash himself, Sony Legacy assembled three collections with distinct themes: GOD, LOVE, and MURDER.
GOD is about the joys and trials of faith in the divine and about the drama of Good vs. Evil. The selections range from the reverently humorous "Greatest Cowboy of Them All" and the traditional gospel standard "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," to the chilling and bleak acoustic solo "Redemption." Throughout, Cash's somber, earthy baritone conveys devotion in the face of doubt, and hope against despair, never sounding judgmental or overly pious.