Destination Victoria Station

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Destination Victoria Station
Portrait of a smiling man holding a guitar and standing on the stairs of a railroad car.
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released 1975 (1975)
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Johnny Cash chronology
Five Feet High and Rising
Destination Victoria Station
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3

Destination Victoria Station is a 1975 album by country music singer Johnny Cash. It was offered as a CBS Special Product and could only be bought at Victoria Station restaurants. Cash re-recorded many of his old train songs for this album, including "Hey Porter", "Casey Jones", "Waitin' for a Train" and "Wreck of the Ol' 97", as well as recording two new songs, "John Henry", and "Destination Victoria Station". In addition to re-recording songs, Cash also re-recorded his voice on "Wabash Cannonball" and "Orange Blossom Special", both retaining their original backing music. To date this album has never been released on CD and it was omitted from the otherwise-comprehensive 2012 box set Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Casey Jones"   Trad. arr. Johnny Cash 3:01
2. "Hey Porter"   Johnny Cash 2:41
3. "John Henry" (previously recorded in a longer version with different lyrics as "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" for Blood, Sweat and Tears) Traditional 2:51
4. "Wabash Cannonball" (new vocal; original instrumental backing from Happiness is You) A.P. Carter 2:39
5. "City of New Orleans" (from Johnny Cash and His Woman) Steve Goodman 3:38
6. "Folsom Prison Blues" (from At Folsom Prison) Johnny Cash 2:45
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Crystal Chandeliers and Burgundy" (from The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me) Jack Routh 2:27
2. "Wreck of the Old 97"   Trad. arr. Norman Blake, Johnny Cash, Bob Johnson 1:49
3. "Waiting for a Train"   Jimmie Rodgers 1:46
4. "Orange Blossom Special" (new vocal; original instrumental backing from Orange Blossom Special) Ervin T. Rouse 3:05
5. "Texas 1947" (from Look at Them Beans) Guy Clark 3:16
6. "Destination Victoria Station"   Johnny Cash 2:20

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