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Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI Box Set 180g Vinyl 7LP

Johnny Cash American Recordings I-VI Box Set 180g Vinyl 7LP


7LP Box Set Contains Audiophile 180g Vinyl Reissues of All Six of Cash's American Recordings Albums!


Cut from the Original Masters Under Rick Rubin's Supervision! Pressed at QRP!


All six American Recording titles of Johnny Cash's best selling series are available in their entirety in one box for ther first time. Ever-prolific singer/songwriter Johnny Cash special Limited Edition repressings of 6 titles which include American Recordings, Unchained, American III: Solitary Man, American IV: The Man Comes Around, American V: A Hundred Highways & American VI: Ain't No Grave.


In the early '90s, Johnny Cash signed to Rick Rubin's American label and began releasing the American Recordings series of albums. Produced by Rubin, the American Recordings were stark, stripped-down, mostly acoustic meditations on the more apocalyptic side of his persona, writes Rolling Stone. Cash covered Beck, Nick Cave, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Soundgarden, Danzig, and, of course, Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt." And he cemented his reputation as one of the reigning badasses in American music history — not that that rep really needed much help.


These are acoustic roots-radical albums on hip hop/metal producer Rick Rubin's label of the same name. The albums wonderfully capture Cash's famous baritone as powerful as ever. The set includes American Recordings, Unchained, Solitary Man, The Man Comes Around, American V: A Hundred Highways and the final chapter and last recording in the series, American VI: Ain't No Grave.


Topping out on the C&W chart at No. 23 and lingering on the pop chart for nine weeks, American Recordings also took home a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. In addition to Cash originals like "Let The Train Blow the Whistle," "Drive On," "Redemption," and "Like A Soldier," the intimate 13-song set features stirring covers of songs by artists of all backgrounds including Nick Lowe ("The Beast In Me"), Kris Kristofferson ("Why Me Lord"), Glenn Danzig ("Thirteen"), Leonard Cohen ("Bird On A Wire"), Tom Waits ("Down There By the Train") and Loudon Wainwright III ("The Man Who Couldn't Cry").


Cash returned with its equally as impressive follow-up Unchained in 1996. Whereas American Recordings featured Johnny unaccompanied on acoustic guitar, Unchained finds the music legend backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Marty Stuart.


The heartfelt 14-song set again consists of a mix of Cash originals like "Country Boy," "Mean Eyed Cat" and "Meet Me in Heaven" and effective covers of material by a diverse selection of artists including Beck ("Rowboat"), Soundgarden ("Rusty Cage") and Tom Petty ("Southern Accents") among others. Unchained became Cash's second straight Grammy-winning album, this time for Best Country Album.


Cash's first posthumous release, American V: A Hundred Highways (2006) debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 and the Country Albums chart, and contains 12 tracks recorded in 2002-2003 including the original, Like The 309 (the last song that Johnny wrote and recorded before he died). American VI: Ain't No Grave (2010) is the final chapter and last recordings in the illustrious series.


Recorded during the same 2002-2003 sessions that produced its predecessor American V: A Hundred Highways, American VI: Ain't No Grave features one Cash original ("I Corinthians 15:55"), covers of material by Sheryl Crow ("Redemption Day") and Kris Kristofferson ("For the Good Times") and the Avett Brothers on the title cut.


Johnny Cash American Recordings I-VI Track Listing:


American Recordings (American I)
1. Delia's Gone
2. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
3. The Beast In Me
4. Drive On
5. Why Me Lord
6. Thirteen
7. Oh, Bury Me Not
8. Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer
9. Bird On A Wire
10. Tennessee Stud
11. Down There By The Train
12. Redemption
13. Like A Soldier
14. The Man Who Couldn't Cry


Unchained (American II)
1. Rowboat
2. Sea of Heartbreak
3. Rusty Cage
4. The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart)
5. Country Boy
6. Memories are Made of This
7. Spiritual
8. The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
9. Southern Accents
10. Mean Eyed Cat
11. Meet Me In Heaven
12. I Never Picked Cotton
13. Unchained
14. I've Been Everywhere


American III: Solitary Man
1. I Won't Back Down
2. Solitary Man
3. That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
4. One
5. Nobody
6. I See A Darkness
7. The Mercy Seat
8. Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)
9. Field Of Diamonds
10. Before My Time
11. Country Trash
12. Mary Of The Wild Moor
13. I'm Leavin' Now
14. Wayfaring Stranger


American IV: The Man Comes Around
LP 1
1. The Man Comes Around (John R. Cash)
2. Hurt (Trent Reznor)
3. Give My Love To Rose (John R. Cash)
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water w/ Fiona Apple (Paul Simon)
5. I Hung My Head (Sting)
6. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Ewan MacColl)
7. Personal Jesus (Martin L. Gore)
8. In My Life (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
LP 2
1. Sam Hall (John R. Cash)
2. Danny Boy (Arrangement by John R. Cash)
3. Desperado w/ Don Henley (Glenn Frey/Don Henley)
4. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry w/ Nick Cave (Hank Williams)
5. Streets of Laredo (Arranged & Adapted By John R. Cash)
6. Wichita Lineman
7. Big Iron
8. Tear Stained Letter (John R. Cash)
9. We'll Meet Again (Ross Parker/Hugh Charles)


American V: A Hundred Highways
1. Help Me
2. God’s Gonna Cut You Down
3. Like the 309 (written by CASH)
4. If You Could Read My Mind
5. Further On Up the Road
6. The Evening Train
7. I Came to Believe
8. Loves Been Good To Me
9. A Legend In My Time
10. Rose of My Heart
11. Four Strong Winds
12. I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now


American VI: Ain't No Grave
1. Ain't No Grave
2. Redemption Day
3. For the Good Times
4. 1 Corinthians 15:55
5. Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound
6. Satisfied Mind
7. I Don't Hurt Anymore
8. Cool Water
9. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
10. Aloha Oe

Johnny Cash - American Recordings I-VI Box Set 180g Vinyl 7LP

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