Huge news has come the way of Johnny Cash fans today – myself included – with word that a brand new record will see the light of day in early 2014. Out Among The Stars is the first new release since the American Recordings series came to a close in 2010 and will be compiled of songs recorded by the legendary Country Music star in the Eighties.
The tracks on Out Among The Stars were originally recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Columbia Studios in 1981 and 1111 Sound Studios in 1984 and produced by Billy Sherrill, the architect of the "countrypolitan" sound who was heading A&R at CBS Records Nashville at the time.
The recordings, which have never been released in any form, are not demos, outtakes or alternate versions. They remained in the vaults during the years Columbia Records released Johnny Cash's last albums for the label and were subsequently forgotten.
While we have to wait patiently for the release, slated for March 25, 2014, what better opportunity to jump into the vast back catalog by way of the iTunes Store. Click on for a selection of the best on offer! Usual disclaimer though folks, music is often bound by region so you might not be able to get some of it.
- American III - Solitary Man - $9.99 - Download Now
- American IV - The Man Comes Around - $9.99 - Download Now
- At Folsom Prison (Live) - $10.99 - Download Now
- Johnny Cash at San Quentin (Live) - $9.99 - Download Now
- Personal File - $19.99 - Download Now
- The Original Sun Recordings - $7.99 - Download Now
- VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson - $9.99 - Download Now
- The Essential Johnny Cash - $16.99 - Download Now
- America - $9.99 - Download Now
- Duets: Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash - $9.99 - Download Now
- Cash Unearthed - $44.99 - Download Now
So, that's a selection of my favorites on offer, but the great news is there's literally a ton – maybe even 16 Tons! – of content in the iTunes stores for Cash fans. The new album is up for pre-order on Amazon for hard copies and the iTunes Store for digital downloads right now at the links below. If you've got a favorite not mentioned, be sure to share it with us in the comments!
Source: Johnny Cash Online