Johnny Cash: THE LEGEND
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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s entry into recording history, Legacy Recordings has created the most lavish commemorative package ever produced on a single artist in the annals of Columbia Records – and complements it with the first career-spanning comprehensive collection on the woman who was the light of his life. THE LEGEND, an astounding ‘event’ compilation that will be available in deluxe and standard editions, will arrive in stores June 7th.
The celebration anticipates the upcoming release of Walk The Line, the 20th Century-Fox motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June. Co-written and directed by James Mangold (Kate & Leopold; Girl, Interrupted) the film is set to open in November.
THE LEGEND takes off with 4 CDs as its basic foundation, a total of 104 songs compiled by reissue producer Gregg Geller – including a total of 7 previously unreleased tracks. Each CD is thematic and (mostly) chronological, entitled: Win, Place and Show (i.e., all 27 of his songs that hit #1, #2, or #3 on the C&W chart from 1956 to ’79); Old Favorites and New (27 singles and album tracks from 1955 to ’94); The Great American Songbook (26 songs emphasizing folk, blues, hillbilly, and standards, 1955 to ’80); and Family and Friends (24 songs with a ‘Who’s Who’ multitude of special guests, from 1962 to 2002).