Johnny Cash The Man in Black: 1959-1962 (5-CD Box Set)

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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: September 5, 1994
  • Label: Bear Family

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Snow in His Hair
  • 2.I Saw a Man
  • 3.Lead Me Gently Home
  • 4.Are All the Children In
  • 5.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 6.I Call Him
  • 7.The Old Account
  • 8.He'll Be a Friend
  • 9.These Things Shall Pass
  • 10.It Could Be You (Instead of Him)
  • 11.God Will
  • 12.The Great Speckled Bird
  • 13.Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)
  • 14.He'll Understand and Say Well Done
  • 15.God Has My Fortune Laid Away
  • 16.When I've Learned
  • 17.I Got Shoes
  • 18.Let the Lower Lights Be Burning
  • 19.If We Never Meet Again
  • 20.When I Take My Vacation in Heaven
  • 21.When He Reached Down His Hand For Me
  • 22.Taller Than Trees
  • 23.I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone
  • 24.My God Is Real (Yes, God Is Real)
  • 25.These Hands
  • 26.Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)
  • 27.Peace in the Valley (For Me), (There'll Be)
  • 28.A Day in the Grand Canyon

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.I'll Remember You
  • 2.I Got Stripes
  • 3.You Dreamer You
  • 4.Five Feet High and Rising
  • 5.The Rebel Johnny Yuma
  • 6.Lorena
  • 7.Second Honeymoon
  • 8.The Fable of Willie Brown
  • 9.Smiling Bill McCall
  • 10.Johnny Yuma Theme
  • 11.The Man on the Hill
  • 12.Hank and Joe and Me
  • 13.The Caretaker
  • 14.Clementine
  • 15.I Want to Go Home
  • 16.Old Apache Squaw
  • 17.Don't Step on Mother's Roses
  • 18.My Grandfather's Clock
  • 19.I Couldn't Keep From Crying
  • 20.My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
  • 21.I Will Miss You When You Go
  • 22.I Feel Better All Over
  • 23.Bandana
  • 24.Wabash Blues
  • 25.Viel Zu Spat
  • 26.Wo Ist Zuhause, Mama
  • 27.Heartbeat - (featuring Roy Rivers)
  • 28.Hello Again - (featuring Roy Rivers)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Tall Man
  • 2.Girl in Saskatoon
  • 3.Locomotive Man
  • 4.The Losing Kind
  • 5.Five Minutes to Live - (1)
  • 6.Forty Shades of Green - (1)
  • 7.The Big Battle
  • 8.Blues For Two
  • 9.Jeri and Nina's Melody
  • 10.Why Do You Punish Me?
  • 11.Just One More
  • 12.Seasons of My Heart
  • 13.Honky Tonk Girl
  • 14.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 15.Time Changes Everything
  • 16.I'd Just Be Fool Enough
  • 17.Transfusion Blues
  • 18.Lovin' Locomotive Man
  • 19.Five Minutes to Live - (2)
  • 20.Mr. Lonesome
  • 21.Forty Shades of Green - (2)
  • 22.Folsom Prison Blues
  • 23.I Walk the Line
  • 24.Hey Porter
  • 25.I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know About Her
  • 26.There's a Mother Always Waiting
  • 27.The Losing Kind

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Tennessee Flat Top Box
  • 2.Sing It Pretty Sue
  • 3.A Little at a Time
  • 4.So Do I
  • 5.Bonanza
  • 6.Shamrock Doesn't Grow in California
  • 7.I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now
  • 8.Delia's Gone
  • 9.Lost on the Desert
  • 10.I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know About Her
  • 11.Accidentally on Purpose
  • 12.You Remembered Me
  • 13.In the Jailhouse Now
  • 14.Let Me Down Easy
  • 15.In Them Cottonfields Back Home
  • 16.You Won't Have Far to Go
  • 17.Delia's Gone
  • 18.No One Will Ever Know
  • 19.The Danger Zone
  • 20.I'll Be All Smiles Tonight
  • 21.Send a Picture of Mother
  • 22.Hardin Wouldn't Run
  • 23.Sing It Pretty Sue
  • 24.Blue Bandana
  • 25.So Doggone Lonesome
  • 26.Johnny Reb
  • 27.Delia's Gone
  • 28.I Walk the Line - (take 6, slow)
  • 29.I Walk the Line - (take 9, fast)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 1)
  • 2.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 2)
  • 3.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 3)
  • 4.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 4-5)
  • 5.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 6)
  • 6.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 7-8)
  • 7.Girl in Saskatoon, The - (take 9, master)
  • 8.Empty Chair, An - (take 1, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 9.Empty Chair, An - (take 2-4, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 10.Empty Chair, An - (take 5, master, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 11.Relief Is Just a Swallow Away - (take 1, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 12.Relief Is Just a Swallow Away - (take 2, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 13.Relief Is Just a Swallow Away - (take 3-4, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 14.Relief Is Just a Swallow Away - (take 5, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 15.Relief Is Just a Swallow Away - (take 6, master, featuring Roy Cash, Jr.)
  • 16.Riot in Cell Block #9 - (take 1, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)
  • 17.Riot in Cell Block #9 - (take 2, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)
  • 18.Riot in Cell Block #9 - (take 3, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)
  • 19.It's a Sin to Tell a Lie - (take 1, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)
  • 20.Rocket '69 - (take 1, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)
  • 21.Rocket '69 - (take 2, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)
  • 22.Blueberry Hill - (take 1, featuring Ray Liberto, Jr.)

Product Description:

Personnel: Johnny Cash, Roy Cash Jr., Ray Liberto Jr. (vocals, guitar); Anita Carter, Lorne Greene (vocals); Bob Johnson (guitar, 12-string guitar, banjo, lute, mand-lute); Gordon N. Terry (guitar, fiddle, background vocals); Johnny Western (guitar, bass, background vocals); Luther Perkins, Billy Strange, Ray Edenton, Tompall Glaser, Roy Nichols (guitar); "Shot" Jackson (steel guitar, dobro); Don Helms, Dick Stubbs, Jr. (steel guitar); Billy R. Lathum (banjo); Elliot Fisher, Anthony F. Olson, Frank Green, Olcott Vail, Joseph Livotti, Bobby Bruce (violin); Gary A. White, Myron K. Sander (viola); Maybelle Carter (autoharp); Floyd Cramer (piano, vibraphone, marimba); Bill Pursell (piano, organ); Marvin Hughes, James Carter Wilson, Harold Ray Bradley, Jim Pierce, James Carter (piano); Hubert A. Anderson, Ralph Hansell (vibraphone); Marshall Grant, Buddy Clark (bass); Buddy Harman Jr., "Fury" Kazak, "Fluke" Holland, Irving Kluger (drums); Anita Kerr Singers, Glaser Brothers, Jordanaires, B.J. Baker Group, Jack Halloran Singers, Carter Family (background vocals).
Reissue producer: Richard Weize.
Recorded at Bradley Film & Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee; Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California; Columbia Studio, Hollywood, California, and Columbia Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee between January 23, 1959 and August 22, 1962.
This 5 disc set comes in a 12" x 12" box. Also included is a 40-page booklet with photos, session notes, and an essay by Colin Escott.
This five-disc set includes almost every single and album track Johnny Cash released between 1959 and 1962 (Bear Family has omitted Cash's concept albums from this period, collecting them instead on the 4-disc COME ALONG AND RIDE THIS TRAIN). These were transitional years for Cash, as his sound evolved from the spare, electric style he perfected at Sun Records to a more acoustic-based folk style.
These were also troubled years for the star, during which Cash became addicted to amphetamines (partially in response to his work schedule, which included not only recording but also acting and 300 live performances a year). The effects of the drugs are evident on the later tracks, where a hoarseness and quavering is detectable in Cash's vocals. THE MAN IN BLACK 1959-1962 also contains more than a dozen previously unreleased tracks and an entire disc devoted to a 1960 recording session. This beautifully packaged and extensively annotated box set is a must for Johnny Cash completists and for hard-core fans of classic country.

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