Mastered by Friday Music's Joe Reagoso!
Johnny Cash was born during the great depression into a poor family in Arkansas. At a very young age he worked on the family farm and experienced many of lifes struggles. This is also the time he would develop his love for music, family and the Bible, which followed him closely throughout his long career.
In the early fifties after spending time in the Air Force, he moved to Memphis, became friends with folks like Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, and ultimately cut some sides at Sun Studios which became the catalyst that would kick-start the beginnings of a soon to be worldwide superstar, troubadour and humanitarian unlike the world has ever known. The folks at Columbia Records knew that this young fellow named Johnny Cash was destined for super stardom. They quickly signed the legend to a long term deal, and his first Columbia singles like his prolific "Dont Take Your Guns to Town" forever etched The Man In Black trademark to his name.
In 1967 after many chart topping country and pop albums and a bevy of hit singles and Grammy Awards, more fame followed as the brass at Columbia Records honored their journeyman Johnny Cash with his first hits collection, the multi-platinum "Johnny Cashs Greatest Hits." The album was a blockbuster as it topped the charts, making this a crossover hit with both country and pop audiences, proving once again that his career was of historic merit. Filled with more hits than a roadside jukebox, the amazing album takes off with the classic duet with wife June Carter Cash and Grammy Award winner "Jackson." This chart topping single is followed up by one of his most famous songs the number one "I Walk the Line."
More treasures follow with the country belter "Understand Your Man" and Cashs own hit interpretation of "Orange Blossom Special", which truly made the album a treasure trove of hits.
More greatest hits follow as the LP features a nice helping of solid smashes like "Ring of Fire" "Five Feet High and Rising" and probably one of the first Bob Dylan covers ever with his haunting "It Aint Me Babe." In total, the album showcases eleven important Johnny Cash recordings which have truly gone on to become international classics for all time.
In honor of the Man, the Music and the Legend, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Gold Vinyl release of the Columbia Records classic "Johnny Cashs Greatest Hits." Another fine installment in the exciting Johnny Cash 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series.
Johnny Cashs Greatest Hits is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I! For this exclusive presentation, they are also including striking gatefold artwork which includes the groundbreaking original LP cover photo by Sandy Speiser and are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your Johnny Cash vinyl in mint shape.
• Limited Edition
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• Translucent Gold Vinyl
• Mastered from the Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray at RTI
• Pressed at RTI
• Gatefold jacket
1. Jackson (with June Carter)
2. I Walk The Line
3. Understand Your Man
4. Orange Blossom Special
5. The One On The Right Is On The Left
1. Ring Of Fire
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
4. The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
5. Five Feet High And Rising
6. Don't Take Your Guns To Town