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Johnny Cash - Unearthed 180g Vinyl 9LP Box Set

Johnny Cash Unearthed 180g Vinyl 9LP Box Set


First-Ever Vinyl Release Spreads 79 Songs Over Nine 180g LPs: Authoritative Johnny Cash Unearthed Box Set Also Features a Pair of Cloth-Bound Books and Accordion-Style Packaging


To celebrate the Man in Black's enduring and influential legacy, American Recordings and UMe have reconfigured this monolithic collection for its first-ever vinyl release, spreading Unearthed's 79 songs over 9 high-quality 180g LPs while expanding the original box's distinctive packaging for the long-playing format.


The Unearthed vinyl box features a pair of cloth-bound books housed in an LP-sized black cloth slipcase. One book holds the 9 LPs, while the other is a gorgeous 60-page coffee table book that incorporates Sylvie Simmons' extensive liner notes, drawn from five days of interviews at Cash's home in TN, as well as Cash and Rubin's comments on every song on the set, plus a copious selection of photographs from the recording sessions, including some of the last photos ever taken of Cash.


Unearthed was originally released as a CD box set by producer Rick Rubin's American Recordings in November 2003, two months after the country superstar's passing. An expansive box set of material, most of it previously unreleased, recorded during the artist's graceful twilight years.


The set was originally planned to celebrate Cash and Rubin's decade of recording together, and the final mixes had been sent to Cash, but he passed away before receiving them.


The recordings, which run the stylistic gamut from stark balladry to punchy rockabilly to heartfelt gospel to classic covers, offer a stunning encapsulation of Cash's wide-ranging musical vision, and provide a fitting epitaph for his iconic career.


Unearthed is divided into five thematic sections. Who's Gonna Cry focuses on acoustic solo recordings, and finds Cash revisiting several classic songs from his legendary catalog.


Trouble In Mind is oriented towards electric performances, and includes guest appearances by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Carl Perkins and members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as well as Cash's wife and longtime duet partner June Carter Cash. Redemption Songs is largely acoustic, and features duets with Joe Strummer, Fiona Apple, Nick Cave and Glen Campbell.


My Mother's Hymn Book demonstrates Cash's lifelong affinity for gospel music, encompassing 15 time-honored gospel standards. Best of Cash On American offers a memorable 15-song selection of highlights from Cash's first four albums with Rubin.


Unearthed was acclaimed as an instant classic. Rolling Stone named it as one of the "100 Best Albums of the 2000s" and declared the set "a slice of American culture as monumental, and as enduring, as Mt. Rushmore."


Johnny Cash Unearthed Track Listing:


Unearthed Volume One: Who's Gonna Cry

LP 1


1. Long Black Veil
2. Flesh And Blood
3. Just The Other Side Of Nowhere
4. If I Give My Soul
5. Understand Your Man
6. Banks Of The Ohio
7. Two Timin' Woman
8. The Caretaker
9. Old Chunk Of Coal
10. I'm Going To Memphis


Unearthed Volume One: Who's Gonna Cry

LP 2


1. Breaking Bread
2. Waiting For A Train
3. Casey's Last Ride
4. No Earthly Good
5. The Fourth Man In The Fire
6. Dark As A Dungeon
Bonus Tracks:
7. Book Review
8. Down There By The Train


Unearthed Volume Two: Trouble In Mind

LP 3


1. Pocahontas
2. I'm A Drifter (Version 1)
3. Trouble In Mind
4. Down The Line
5. I'm Movin' On
6. As Long As The Grass Shall Grow
7. Heart Of Gold
8. The Running Kind (with Tom Petty)


Unearthed Volume Two: Trouble In Mind

LP 4


1. Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
2. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (with Carl Perkins)
3. 'T' For Texas
4. Devil's Right Hand
5. I'm A Drifter (Version 2)
Bonus Tracks:
6. Like A Soldier (with Willie Nelson)
7. Drive On (Alternate Lyrics)
8. Bird On A Wire (Live with Orchestra)


Unearthed Volume Three: Redemtpion Songs

LP 5


1. A Singer Of Songs
2. The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore
3. Redemption Song (with Joe Strummer)
4. Father And Son (with Fiona Apple)
5. Chattanooga Sugar Babe
6. He Stopped Loving Her Today
7. Hard Times
8. Wichita Lineman


Unearthed Volume Three: Redemtpion Songs

LP 6


1. Cindy (with Nick Cave)
2. Big Iron
3. Salty Dog
4. Gentle On My Mind (with Glen Campbell)
5. You Are My Sunshine
6. You'll Never Walk Alone
Bonus Track:
7. The Man Comes Around (Early Take)


Unearthed Volume Four: My Mother's Hymn Book



1. Where We'll Never Grow Old
2. I Shall Not Be Moved
3. I Am A Pilgrim
4. Do Lord
5. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
6. If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven
7. I'll Fly Away
8. Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies
9. Let The Lower Lights Be Burning
10. When He Reached Down
11. In The Sweet By And By
12. I'm Bound For The Promised Land
13. In The Garden
14. Softly And Tenderly
15. Just As I Am


Unearthed Volume Five: Best Of Cash On American
LP 8


1. Delia's Gone
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Thirteen
4. Rowboat
5. The One Rose
6. Rusty Cage
7. Southern Accents
8. Mercy Seat


Unearthed Volume Five: Best Of Cash On American

LP 9


1. Solitary Man
2. Wayfaring Stranger
3. One
4. Hung My Head
5. The Man Comes Around
6. We'll Meet Again
7. Hurt

Johnny Cash - Unearthed 180g Vinyl 9LP Box Set

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