Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash

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Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash
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Studio album by Johnny Cash
ReleasedAugust 6, 1963
RecordedJuly 24, 1958 - March 25, 1963
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Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash is the sixteenth album in total by the singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1963 (see 1963 in music). This album collects tracks from singles and an EP released between 1959 and 1963, Cash's first years on the Columbia label, and marked the first release of these tracks in LP format, with the exception of "I Still Miss Someone," which had previously appeared on the 1958 album The Fabulous Johnny Cash. "Ring of Fire", one of Cash's most famous tracks, made its first LP appearance here. Ring of Fire was the first #1 album when Billboard debuted their Country Album Chart on January 11, 1964. It was certified Gold on February 11, 1965 by the RIAA, earning him his first Gold LP. It stands as the only Columbia "greatest hits" collection to be included in the Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection box set.

Track listing[edit]

1."Ring of Fire" (Single A-Side)June Carter Cash, Merle KilgoreApril 19632:38
2."I'd Still Be There" ("Ring of Fire" B-Side)Cash, Johnny HortonApril 19632:34
3."What Do I Care" ("All Over Again" B-Side)CashSeptember 19582:07
4."I Still Miss Someone" ("Don't Take Your Guns To Town" B-side)Johnny Cash, Roy CashDecember 19582:35
5."Forty Shades of Green" ("The Rebel - Johnny Yuma" B-side)CashApril 19612:54
6."Were You There When They Crucified My Lord" ("Peace In The Valley" B-side)Traditional, The Carter FamilyOctober 19623:56
7."The Rebel - Johnny Yuma" (From Johnny Yuma EP)Richard Markowitz, Andrew Fenady19591:52
8."Bonanza" (Single A-side)Jay Livingston, Ray EvansAugust 19622:20
9."The Big Battle" (Single A-side)CashFebruary 19624:03
10."Remember the Alamo" (From Johnny Yuma EP)Jane Bowers19592:50
11."Tennessee Flat Top Box" (Single A-side)CashSeptember 19613:00
12."Peace In The Valley" (Single A-side)Thomas A. DorseyOctober 19622:47
Total length:33:36


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Produced By: Don Law and Frank Jones
  • Reissue Producer: Bob Irwin
  • Digitally Remastered for CD by: Vic Anesini, Sony Music Studios, NY
  • Cover Photo: Frank Bez
  • Liner Notes: Joe Goldberg


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1963 Country Albums 1
1963 Pop Albums 26

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1961 "The Rebel - Johnny Yuma" Country Singles 24
1961 "Tennessee Flat Top Box" Country Singles 11
1961 "Tennessee Flat Top Box" Pop Singles 84
1962 "The Big Battle" Country Singles 24
1962 "Bonanza" Pop Singles 94
1963 "What Do I Care" Country Singles 7
1963 "What Do I Care" Pop Singles 52
1963 "Ring of Fire" Country Singles 1
1963 "Ring of Fire" Pop Singles 17

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