Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 (Johnny Cash album)

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Greatest hits album by Johnny Cash
Released September 1971
Recorded August 8, 1958 - July 10, 1970
Genre Country, rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 29:38
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones, Bob Johnston
Johnny Cash chronology
Man in Black
(1971)Man in Black1971
Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Sunday Morning Coming Down
(1972)Sunday Morning Coming Down1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 is, as the title implies, a greatest hits compilation by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1971 (see 1971 in music). It combines older songs from Cash's years with Sun Records ("Hey Porter" and "Folsom Prison Blues", among others) with more recent hits, such as "A Boy Named Sue" from Cash's At San Quentin album and the Kris Kristofferson-penned "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down". "Big River", one of the songs from the Sun years, was released as a single. The album was certified Gold on 1/25/1977 and Platinum on 2/16/1995 by the R.I.A.A.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "A Boy Named Sue (from the album "At San Quentin")" Shel Silverstein 3:41
2. "Hey Porter (from the album "I Walk The Line"" Johnny Cash 2:19
3. "Guess Things Happen That Way (from the album "Happiness Is You"" Jack Clement 1:53
4. "Blistered (From the album "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash"" Billy Ed Wheeler 2:22
5. "Big River (From The Album "I Walk The Line"" Johnny Cash 2:18
6. "Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man (From The Album "Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter"" Marshall Grant 2:34
7. "Folsom Prison Blues (From The Album "At Folsom Prison"" Johnny Cash 2:45
8. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down (From The Album "The Johnny Cash Show"" Kris Kristofferson 4:08
9. "If I Were a Carpenter (From The Album "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash"" Tim Hardin 3:00
10. "Frankie's Man Johnny (From The Album "The Fabulous Johnny Cash"" Johnny Cash 2:15
11. "Daddy Sang Bass (From The Album "The Holy Land"" Carl Perkins 2:23


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1971 Country Albums 5
1971 Pop Albums 94

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Big River" Country Singles 41

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