Johnny Cash was a musical phenomenon and an American icon with his legendary musical career starting in the '50s at Sun Records. His plethora of hit recordings led to a major move to Columbia Records, and the late legend charted recordings in all the major formats like country, rock, pop, folk, and gospel genres, sharing his legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans worldwide.
With 1963s The Christmas Spirit LP, Johnny Cash teams up with producer Don Law (Ray Price) and created one of the most revered holiday and inspirational hit albums of all time. The album features Johnnys stellar interpretations of both popular and religious favorites like the definitive hit version of " Heard The Bells On Christmas Day," the Tex Ritter favorite "Here Was A Man," June Carter Cashs "Christmas As I Knew It," plus more traditional fare like "Blue Christmas" and "The Little Drummer Boy." His impressive readings of inspirational favorites like "Silent Night, Holy Night," plus Johnnys own "The Christmas Spirit" and "Who Kept The Sheep," truly made the The Christmas Spirit LP a groundbreaking effort for this sorely missed legend.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and Friday Music is honored to release the 180 Gram Audiophile Red Vinyl presentation of The Christmas Spirit by the late great Johnny Cash on Friday Music.
This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is pressed by R.T.I. on Red Vinyl for the holidays. Also, the LP features the original LP artwork in a first time gatefold presentation exclusively from the Columbia Records archives.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Mastered by Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios
Pressed at RTI
Original LP artwork
1. The Christmas Spirit
2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
3. Blue Christmas
4. The Gifts They Gave
5. Here Was A Man
6. Christmas As I Knew It
1. Silent Night
2. The Little Drummer Boy
3. Ringing The Bells For Jim
4. We Are The Shepherds
5. Who Kept The Sheep
6. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver