VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson

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VH1 Storytellers
Live album by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson
Released June 9, 1998
Recorded 1997
Genre Country
Label American Recordings / Sony
Producer Rick Rubin
Johnny Cash chronology
Unchained
(1996)
VH1 Storytellers
(1998)
The Man In Black - His Greatest Hits
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 3/5 stars

VH1 Storytellers is the 83rd overall album and is a live album by Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, released in 1998 (see 1998 in music) on American Recordings. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and was the third record released as part of Cash's 9-year period of collaboration with Rubin. It is not, however, counted as part of the American Recordings series, which is reserved for Cash's studio work with Rubin.

The opening track is a duet with Cash and Nelson, followed by alternating solos by both artists. Cash and Nelson discuss the songs and their origins between tracks on the recording.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" (Stan Jones) – 6:13
  2. "Worried Man" (Cash, June Carter Cash) – 3:48
  3. "Family Bible" (Walt Breeland/Paul Buskirk/Claude Gray) – 3:20
  4. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" (Cash) – 4:42
  5. "Funny How Time Slips Away" (Willie Nelson) – 3:59
  6. "Flesh and Blood" (Cash) – 2:42
  7. "Crazy" (Nelson) – 2:23
  8. "Unchained" (Jude Johnstone) – 2:43
  9. "Night Life" (Breeland/Buskirk/Nelson) – 3:43
  10. "Drive On" (Cash) – 2:23
  11. "Me and Paul" (Nelson) – 3:11
  12. "I Still Miss Someone" (Cash, Roy Cash Jr.) – 3:13
  13. "Always on My Mind" (Johnny Christopher/Mark James/Wayne Carson Thompson) – 4:05
  14. "Folsom Prison Blues" (Cash) – 3:40
  15. "On the Road Again" (Nelson) – 1:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnny Cash - Vocals, Guitar, Producer
  • Willie Nelson - Vocals, Guitar
Additional personnel
  • Rick Rubin - Producer, Mixing
  • Sean Murphy - Producer
  • Bill Flanagan - Executive Producer
  • Michael Simon - Director
  • Koji Egawa - Assistant Engineer, Mixing Assistant
  • Randy Ezratty, Al Schmitt - Mixing
  • Paul Cohen - House Mix
  • Stephen Marcussen - Mastering
  • David Coleman - Art Direction, Artwork, Design
  • Wayne Wilkins - Art Direction, Artwork
  • Marc Bryan-Brown - Photography
  • Bruce Gillmer - Project Supervisor
  • Wayne Isaak - Music Executive
  • Sean Kelly - Coordination

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 25
U.S. Billboard 200 56