Personnel: Johnny Cash; Waylon Jennings (vocals); June Carter Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Bob Dylan.
Liner Note Author: Rich Kienzle.
Photographers: Don Hunstein; Jim Marshall ; Leigh Wiener; David Gahr; Norman Seeff; Alan Messer; Kevin Estrada; Pennie Smith.
Arranger: J.R. Cash.
The number of Johnny Cash compilations and best-of sets glutting the marketplace, especially since the death of the singer and the release of the biopic WALK THE LINE, borders on absurdity. But can one really complain when his music is so good, and the net result is that more people know and love the Man in Black than ever before? If THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH VOLUME 2 turns on even one unwitting listener to Cash's music for the first time, it will have more than justified its existence.
VOLUME 2 of THE LEGEND OF JOHNNY CASH provides an excellent complement to the first volume. The set ranges across Cash's career, spanning back to immortal classics like "Home of the Blues," "I Still Miss Someone," and "Long Black Veil," and to his late-period covers of songs by Tom Petty and Leonard Cohen. Duets are featured prominently; the ones with Waylon Jennings ("The Night Hank Williams Came to Town") and Bob Dylan ("Girl from the North Country") are highlights on an album full of highlights.