The comprehensive remastering and repackaging upgrade of the Man In Black's legendary Sun catalogue continues with the release of Johnny Cash's fourth album for Sun Records. If there was one man who could fill the void left in the hearts of music lovers by the untimely death of Hank Williams, it was Johnny Cash. A singer who had the same type of appeal Williams had; audiences liked not only his singing and playing - they liked him as a person. It was appropriate that Cash kept alive the music and memory of Williams through this album from 1960 and the numbers recorded here are representative of the best of Hank Williams as a songwriter and Johnny Cash as an artist. Included in the album are some of "Johnny's million sellers" with the added element of the popular Gene Lowery Singers. The sensitive treatment of these well-known songs by one of the States' most loved performers saw this album reach no. 6 in the Country charts.
Complete with sleeve notes by Sun Records authority Adam Komorowski and president of Sun Entertainment Corporation John Singleton, this LP has been remastered from the original Sun master tapes by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering Studios and cut to lacquers at half-speed for unrivalled sound quality by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering in London.
The Johnny Cash reissue series has been personally overseen by Singleton in Nashville and Charly Records founder Jean-Luc Young, continuing the long relationship between the companies begun by Shelby Singleton and Young almost 50 years ago.
Charly Records have outdone themselves with this current Cash refresh. From first reveal of the meticulously reproduced physical product to that needle-on-wax moment, it's clear that the team behind the magic here know their onions. It's a series that's destined to enthrall any recent arrivals to Cash's oaky tones and add extra sonic dimensions for the diehards, while giving audiophiles a timely fix.
- 180g Vinyl LP
- First 1000 available on Limited Edition Sunset Orange Vinyl
- Remastered from the Original Sun Master tapes by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering Studios
- Cut to lacquers at half-speed by Barry Grint at Alchemy Mastering in London
- Sleeve notes by Adam Komorowski and John Singleton
- I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
- You Win Again
- Hey, Good Lookin'
- I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
- Next In Line
- Straight A's In Love
- Folsom Prison Blues
- Give My Love To Rose
- I Walk The Line
- I Love You Because
- Come In Stranger
- Mean Eyed Cat