The Legend of Johnny Cash

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The Legend of Johnny Cash
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released October 25, 2005
Recorded 1955 – 2003
Genre Country
Length 64:58
Label Island/American/
Legacy/Columbia
Johnny Cash chronology
The Legend
(2005)
The Legend of Johnny Cash
(2005)
June Carter and Johnny Cash: Duets
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Legend of Johnny Cash is a single-disc compilation album of country music singer Johnny Cash's career. It is the first such album to contain material from Cash’s American Recordings era in addition to songs from his time at Sun and Columbia. It was released on October 25, 2005 on the Island/American/Columbia/Legacy record labels and tied to the release of the Cash biopic Walk the Line. In the wake of that film's success its sales made the compilation an overwhelming success. The album was certified Gold on 12/7/2005, Platinum on 12/14/2005 and 2x Platinum on 5/19/2006 by the RIAA. As of February 26, 2014, the album has sold 3,116,000 copies in the United States.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" (Cash) – 2:24
  2. "Hey, Porter" (Cash) – 2:13
  3. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Cash) – 2:49
  4. "I Walk the Line" (Cash) – 2:45
  5. "Get Rhythm" (Cash) – 2:14
  6. "Big River" (Cash) – 2:32
  7. "Guess Things Happen That Way" (Jack Clement) – 1:51
  8. "Ring of Fire" (June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore) – 2:37
  9. "Jackson" (Jerry Leiber, Billy Edd Wheeler) – 2:46
  10. "A Boy Named Sue" (live) (Shel Silverstein) – 3:46
  11. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" (Kris Kristofferson) – 4:07
  12. "Man in Black" (Cash) – 2:52
  13. "One Piece at a Time" (Kemp) – 4:02
  14. "Highwayman" (Jimmy Webb) – 3:03 (With Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings/Kris Kristofferson)
  15. "The Wanderer" (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.) – 4:45
  16. "Delia's Gone" (Cash, Silbersdorf, Toops) – 2:19
  17. "Rusty Cage" (Chris Cornell) – 2:49
  18. "I've Been Everywhere" (Geoff Mack) – 3:16
  19. "Give My Love to Rose" (Cash) – 3:27
  20. "The Man Comes Around" (Early Take) (Cash) – 3:50
  21. "Hurt" (Trent Reznor) – 3:38

Alternate track listing[edit]

A version released in the UK entitled Ring of Fire: The Legend of Johnny Cash has a slightly altered track listing, with some of the above songs absent and others, such as covers of U2's "One" and Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", included in their place. [1]

UK Edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ring of Fire" (1963) June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore Don Law, Frank Jones 2:36
2. "I Walk the Line" (1956) Johnny Cash Sam Phillips 2:46
3. "Jackson" (1967) Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry Leiber Don Law, Frank Jones 2:46
4. "Folsom Prison Blues" (1956) Johnny Cash Sam Phillips 2:51
5. "A Boy Named Sue (live)" (1969) Shel Silverstein Rob Johnston 3:46
6. "Big River" (1958) Johnny Cash Jack Clement 2:31
7. "Get Rhythm" (1956) Johnny Cash Sam Phillips 2:13
8. "Cry! Cry! Cry!" (1955) Johnny Cash Sam Phillips 2:24
9. "Hey Porter" (1955) Johnny Cash Sam Phillips 2:14
10. "A Thing Called Love" (1972) Jerry R Hubbard Larry Butler 2:32
11. "Guess Things Happen That Way" (1958) Jack Clement Jack Clement 1:52
12. "San Quentin (live)" (1969) Johnny Cash Rob Johnston 3:07
13. "Man in Black" (1971) Johnny Cash Johnny Cash 2:53
14. "Highwayman" (1985) Jimmy Webb Chips Moman 3:03
15. "The Wanderer - U2 starring Johnny Cash" (1993) Bono-U2 Flood, Brian Eno, The Edge 4:44
16. "I've Been Everywhere" (1996) Geoff Mack Rick Rubin 3:17
17. "Rusty Cage" (1996) Chris Cornell Rick Rubin 2:50
18. "Personal Jesus" (2002) Martin Lee Gore Rick Rubin 3:19
19. "Give My Love to Rose" (2002) Johnny Cash Rick Rubin 3:28
20. "One" (2000) Bono-U2 Rick Rubin 3:52
21. "Hurt" (2002) Trent Reznor Rick Rubin 3:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Cash – vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, production

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Rick Rubin, Steven Berkowitz, Charlie Bragg, Gregg Geller, Bob Johnston, Frank Jones, Don Law, Andy McKaie, Chips Moman – production
  • Gavin Lurssen, Dana Smart – remastering
  • Adam Abrams – production coordination
  • Meire Murakami – design
  • David Gahr, Don Hunstein, Les Leverett, Jim Marshall, Alan Messer – photography
  • Ryan Null – photo coordination
  • Adam Starr – product manager
  • Rich Kienzle – liner notes

Charts and certifications[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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