Fans of old-time country-gospel will find treasure for their hearts as well as their ears with the latest in the Johnny Cash Bootleg Series, "Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth."
As the old cliche goes, Cash's distinctive bass-baritone voice would compel even if he were reciting from the phone book, but the country legend, who would have turned 80 on Feb. 26, pours soulful zeal into the 51 hymns and sacred songs on the two-disc set.
The recordings were made in the 1970s and '80s, and as his son John Carter Cash writes eloquently in the liner notes, it was a happy time for Cash, when "His excitement for his faith is evident in his tone and timbre."
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