Personal File

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Personal File
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released May 23, 2006
Recorded July 11, 1973 –
December 1982
Genre Country
Length 2:18:05
Label Legacy/Columbia
Johnny Cash chronology
16 Biggest Hits: Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
(2006)
Personal File
(2006)
American V: A Hundred Highways
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Being There 3/5 stars link
Music Box 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link
Slant 5/5 stars link

Personal File is the 92nd album by the late American music icon Johnny Cash. The two CD set was released on May 23, 2006 on the Legacy label. Personal File contains 49 unreleased tracks on 2 CDs recorded between 1973 and 1982. Given that all tracks on the album were unreleased track, Personal File can be very well recognized as both Johnny Cash's first posthumous studio album and compilation album ever released. Recovered from a vault of material housed at the House of Cash studios, Personal File includes "Tin Pan Alley hits, traditional folk and gospel tunes, new originals and favorite covers" [1] – by Carter Family, Louvin Brothers, Johnny Horton, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, and Carlene Carter. The album was compiled and produced by Gregg Geller with liner notes by Greil Marcus.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "The Letter Edged in Black" (H. Navada) – 2:39
  2. "There's a Mother Always Waiting at Home" (J. Thornton) – 4:21
  3. "The Engineer's Dying Child" (H. Neil/G. Davis) – 2:07
  4. "My Mother Was a Lady" (E. Marks) – 3:36
  5. "The Winding Stream" (A.P. Carter) – 2:37
  6. "Far Away Places" (A. Kramer/J. Whitney) – 2:23
  7. "Galway Bay" (Dr. A. Colahan) – 1:45
  8. "When I Stop Dreaming" (C. Louvin/I. Louvin) – 3:11
  9. "Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes" (Ben Jonson/Traditional) – 3:32
  10. "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" (T.P. Westendorf) – 2:28
  11. "Missouri Waltz" (J.R. Shannon/F.K. Logan-Eppel) – 2:00
  12. "Louisiana Man" (D. Kershaw/B. Deaton) – 3:28
  13. "Paradise" (J. Prine) – 3:03
  14. "I Don't Believe You Wanted to Leave" (J. Tubb) – 2:56
  15. "Jim, I Wore a Tie Today" (C. Walker) – 2:47
  16. "Saginaw, Michigan" (B. Anderson/D. Wayne) – 2:29
  17. "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)" (J. Horton/T. Franks) – 2:16
  18. "Girl in Saskatoon" (J. Horton) – 2:17
  19. "The Cremation of Sam McGee" (A poem by Robert W. Service) – 5:33
  20. "Tiger Whitehead" (Cash/N. Winston) – 4:44
  21. "It's All Over" (Cash) – 2:49
  22. "A Fast Song" (Cash) – 2:32
  23. "Virgie" (Cash) – 2:57
  24. "I Wanted So" (Cash) – 2:41
  25. "It Takes One to Know Me" (C. Carter) – 3:14

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Seal It in My Heart and Mind" (Cash) – 1:51
  2. "Wildwood in the Pines" (R. Crowell) – 2:41
  3. "Who at My Door Is Standing" (M.B.C. Slade/A.B. Everett) – 2:31
  4. "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" (A. Pollard/G. Stebbins) – 3:43
  5. "Lights of Magdala" (L. Murray) – 2:26
  6. "If Jesus Ever Loved a Woman" (Unknown) – 2:39
  7. "The Lily of the Valley" (C.W. Fry/W.S. Hays) – 1:45
  8. "Have a Drink of Water" (Unknown) – 3:36
  9. "The Way Worn Traveler" (A.P. Carter) – 2:03
  10. "Look Unto the East" (Cash) – 2:12
  11. "Matthew 24 (Is Knocking at the Door)" (Cash/June Carter Cash) – 1:57
  12. "The House Is Falling Down" (Unknown) – 2:51
  13. "One of These Days I'm Gonna Sit Down and Talk to Paul" (Cash) – 3:20
  14. "What on Earth (Will You Do for Heaven's Sake)" (Cash) – 2:44
  15. "My Children Walk in Truth" (Cash) – 2:50
  16. "No Earthly Good" (Cash) – 1:51
  17. "Sanctified" (Cash) – 2:33
  18. "Lord, Lord, Lord" (Unknown) – 2:20
  19. "What Is Man" (Cash) – 2:24
  20. "Over the Next Hill (We'll Be Home)" (Cash) – 2:55
  21. "A Half a Mile a Day" (Cash) – 4:25
  22. "Farther Along" (Traditional) – 2:57
  23. "Life's Railway to Heaven" (M.E. Abbey/C.D. Tillman) – 2:14
  24. "In the Sweet By-and-By" (S.F. Bennett/J.P. Webster) – 2:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Cash - Vocals, Guitar, Producer

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Vic Anesini – Mastering
  • Charlie Bragg – Engineer
  • John Carter Cash – Executive Producer
  • Gregg Geller – Producer, Compilation
  • John Jackson – Project Director
  • Greil Marcus – Liner Notes
  • Jim Marshall – Photography, Cover Photo
  • Randall Martin – Art Direction, Design
  • Rosa Menkes – Producer
  • Lou Robin – Executive Producer

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[1] 35
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[2] 93
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[3] 74
French Albums (SNEP)[4] 200
German Albums (Media Control)[5] 18
Irish Albums (IRMA)[6] 31
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[7] 19
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 21
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 24
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 65
UK Albums (OCC)[11] 84
US Billboard 200 108
US Top Country Albums (Billboard) 22

Reviews[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Johnny Cash - Personal File" (In German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File" (In Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline". Musicline.de. Media Control. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Irishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Johnny Cash – Personal File". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  11. ^ Chart Log UK – Chart Coverage and Record Sales 2006 (in German). zobbel.de. Retrieved February 1, 2014.

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