The Legend of Johnny Cash

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The Legend of Johnny Cash
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Compilation album by
ReleasedOctober 25, 2005
Recorded1955 – 2003
Genre
Length64:58
Label
Johnny Cash chronology
The Legend
(2005)
The Legend of Johnny Cash
(2005)
June Carter and Johnny Cash: Duets
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Legend of Johnny Cash is a single-disc compilation album of American musician and 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, as well as one track recorded for Island Records.[citation needed] 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 December 7, 2005, Platinum on December 14, 2005 and 2x Platinum on May 19, 2006 by the RIAA. As of November 2017, the album has sold 3,724,100 copies in the United States.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cry! Cry! Cry!"Johnny Cash2:24
2."Hey, Porter"Johnny Cash2:13
3."Folsom Prison Blues"Johnny Cash2:49
4."I Walk the Line"Johnny Cash2:45
5."Get Rhythm"Johnny Cash2:14
6."Big River"Johnny Cash2:32
7."Guess Things Happen That Way"Jack Clement1:51
8."Ring of Fire"June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore2:37
9."Jackson"Jerry Leiber, Billy Edd Wheeler2:46
10."A Boy Named Sue" (live)Shel Silverstein3:46
11."Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"Kris Kristofferson4:07
12."Man in Black"Johnny Cash2:52
13."One Piece at a Time"Wayne Kemp4:02
14."Highwayman" (with Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings/Kris Kristofferson)Jimmy Webb3:03
15."The Wanderer"Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr.4:45
16."Delia's Gone"Johnny Cash, Karl Silbersdorf, Dick Toops2:19
17."Rusty Cage"Chris Cornell2:49
18."I've Been Everywhere"Geoff Mack3:16
19."Give My Love to Rose"Johnny Cash3:27
20."The Man Comes Around" (early take)Johnny Cash3:50
21."Hurt"Trent Reznor3:38

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.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Ring of Fire" (1963)June Carter Cash, Merle KilgoreDon Law, Frank Jones2:36
2."I Walk the Line" (1956)Johnny CashSam Phillips2:46
3."Jackson" (1967)Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry LeiberDon Law, Frank Jones2:46
4."Folsom Prison Blues" (1956)Johnny CashSam Phillips2:51
5."A Boy Named Sue (live)" (1969)Shel SilversteinBob Johnston3:46
6."Big River" (1958)Johnny CashJack Clement2:31
7."Get Rhythm" (1956)Johnny CashSam Phillips2:13
8."Cry! Cry! Cry!" (1955)Johnny CashSam Phillips2:24
9."Hey Porter" (1955)Johnny CashSam Phillips2:14
10."A Thing Called Love" (1972)Jerry R HubbardLarry Butler2:32
11."Guess Things Happen That Way" (1958)Jack ClementJack Clement1:52
12."San Quentin (live)" (1969)Johnny CashBob Johnston3:07
13."Man in Black" (1971)Johnny CashJohnny Cash2:53
14."Highwayman" (1985)Jimmy WebbChips Moman3:03
15."The Wanderer - U2 starring Johnny Cash" (1993)Bono-U2Flood, Brian Eno, The Edge4:44
16."I've Been Everywhere" (1996)Geoff MackRick Rubin3:17
17."Rusty Cage" (1996)Chris CornellRick Rubin2:50
18."Personal Jesus" (2002)Martin Lee GoreRick Rubin3:19
19."Give My Love to Rose" (2002)Johnny CashRick Rubin3:28
20."One" (2000)Bono-U2Rick Rubin3:52
21."Hurt" (2002)Trent ReznorRick Rubin3:39

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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