Mastered by Joe Reagoso and Pressed at RTI
Although he began his career as an outlaw to the Nashville establishment, Johnny Cash has come to literally define and embody country music. At first, his unique mix of hillbilly music with gospel and blues made him a perfect fit at Sam Phillips' Sun Records, where he recorded such classics as "Folsom Prison Blues" and "I Walk The Line."
From there, Johnny signed with Columbia Records and embarked on one of the most remarkable musical careers of the twentieth century. Transforming into The Man In Black, Johnny spent more than thirty years reinventing and contradicting himself - breaking all of the rules of traditional country music only to emerge as the ultimate mythic hero and archetype of the genre.
Originally issued in 1971, Johnny's second Columbia Records Greatest Hits collection builds on 1967's first installment with a few signature Sun singles ("Big River," "Hey Porter"), landmark performances from his San Quentin and Folsom Prison concerts ("A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues"), the Kris Kristofferson-penned hangover ode "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and the timeless June Carter duet "If I Were a Carpenter."
Colored 180g vinyl pressing from Friday Music mastered by Joe Reagoso and pressed at RTI.