March 31 street date. Johnny Cash American Recordings I-VI on Limited Edition 180g 7LP Box Set. Featuring All 6 of The Man In Black's Critically Acclaimed American Recordings Albums. LPs Cut from the Original Masters Under the Strict Supervision of Rick Rubin & Pressed at QRP.
April 21 street date. RECORD STORE DAY release. Undoubtedly the most famous and influential country singer of all time, Johnny Cash’s unmistakeable style embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This memorable collection of songs recorded during his first prodigious burst of creativity laid the foundations of the legend of ‘The Man In Black’. Includes classic tracks ‘Folsom Prison Blues and ‘I Walk The Line’, which became signature tunes that defined his long career. Cash’s crossover appeal won him inductions into the Country music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel music Halls of Fame. Includes FREE download card enabling you to download the full album as well as bonus Johnny Cash tracks. One of the biggest-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Classic tracks recorded 60 years ago which still ring out potent and true. On Cash’s death in 2003, Bob Dylan called him ‘the greatest of the greats, then and now’.
Feb. 23 street date. Nearly seven years after his death, the final album in Johnny Cash’s American series will be released. Like the previous five records, 'American VI: Ain’t No Grave' was produced by Rick Rubin and features Cash singing other artist’s songs in spare, stripped-down arrangements. Where the earlier records were notable for pairing Cash with unorthodox material, like Soundgarden’s 'Rusty Cage' or 'Hurt' by Nine Inch Nails, the songs on this final installment hew closer to the singer’s country roots. There are covers of songs by Kris Kristofferson ('For the Good Times'), Tom Paxton ('Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound') and Sheryl Crow ('Redemption Day', along with a Cash original ('I Corinthians: 15:55?).
June 10 street date. This musical documentary profiles the legendary Johnny Cash - singer, writer, poet, and guitarist. This detailed documentary, presenting fascinating interviews, stories, rare footage and live performances, demonstrates the enduring greatness of one of music’s all-time giants.
The 16 performances contained on this new "Best Of" LP showcase a spectrum of incredible performers handpicked by Johnny to appear on his show, many of them for the first time on network television. So, "Come along and ride this train," the musical cavalc
April 21 street date. Non-returnable. Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian is a (political conscious) concept album focusing exclusively on the history and problems the native Americans face in the United States. Some of the songs like for example “The Battle Of Ira Hayes” were based on true stories. A music critic from the New York Times cited the album as “one of the first truly important folk albums that could be classified as protest music”. Five songs on this album were written by the late Native American singer-songwriter Peter Lafarge. In 2014 the “Bitter Tears Revisited” tribute album “Look Again To The Wind” was released with contributions from a.o. Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings and Emmylou Harris. This 1964 album will probably be remembered as “One of Johnny Cash’s greatest works”.
October 2 street date. 180 GRAM VINYL!! Bitter Tears is a concept album released by Johnny Cash in 1964. It is one of several Americana records by Cash. As the title implies, the tracks on the album focus exclusively on the history of and problems facing Native Americans in the United States. And not without success: "The Ballad of Ira Hayes", about the story of Ira Hayes, a young Marine of Pima, reached No. 3 on the Country charts. The album is a sensitive, clear-eyed take on the unfair treatment of the American Indian. It’s stark and moving, his best Americana album of the ‘60s.