The Man in Black – His Greatest Hits

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The Man In Black-His Greatest Hits
Compilation album by Johnny Cash
Released 1999
Recorded 1955-1985
Genre Country, rock and roll, gospel
Label Columbia
Johnny Cash chronology
VH1 Storytellers: Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson
The Man In Black - His Greatest Hits
16 Biggest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Man In Black-His Greatest Hits is a compilation album released on Columbia Records in 1999. It is a two disc set including 30 songs (15 on each disc). Even though it was released on the Columbia label, it does contain some of his Sun recordings, which were allowed to fall in the Public Domain, as well as his Columbia recordings.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Folsom Prison Blues" (live) Johnny Cash 2:44
2. "I Walk the Line"   Johnny Cash 2:44
3. "Guess Things Happen That Way"   Jack Clement 1:49
4. "Jackson" (featuring June Carter Cash) Gaby Rodgers / Billy Edd Wheeler 2:45
5. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen"   Jack Clement 2:10
6. "Flesh and Blood"   Johnny Cash 2:36
7. "Daddy Sang Bass"   Carl Perkins 2:19
8. "A Boy Named Sue" (live) Shel Silverstein 3:47
9. "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"   Johnny Cash 3:02
10. "Ring of Fire" (featuring The Carter Family) June Carter Cash / Merle Kilgore 2:36
11. "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" (featuring Waylon Jennings) Hal Bynum / Dave Kirby 3:17
12. "Big River"   Johnny Cash 2:30
13. "The Rebel - Johnny Yuma"   Richard Markowitz 1:51
14. "What Is Truth"   Johnny Cash 2:37
15. "One Piece at a Time"   Wayne Kemp 4:01
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Man in Black"   Johnny Cash 2:52
2. "Understand Your Man"   Johnny Cash 2:42
3. "There You Go"   Johnny Cash 2:17
4. "Tennessee Flat Top Box"   Johnny Cash 2:58
5. "Girl from the North Country" (featuring Bob Dylan) Bob Dylan 3:42
6. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"   Kris Kristofferson 4:09
7. "Five Feet High and Rising"   Johnny Cash 1:45
8. "Orange Blossom Special" (featuring The Carter Family, Charlie McCoy, Boots Randolph) Ervin T. Rouse 3:06
9. "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky"   Stan Jones 3:46
10. "Highwayman" (featuring Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson) Jimmy Webb 3:03
11. "If I Were a Carpenter" (featuring June Carter Cash) Tim Hardin 3:00
12. "A Thing Called Love"   Jerry Reed 2:31
13. "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"   Peter La Farge 4:08
14. "I Still Miss Someone"   Johnny Cash / Roy Cash 2:36
15. "Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)?" (featuring The Carter Family) Traditional 3:52

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 63


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Man in Black: His Greatest Hits – Johnny Cash". AllMusic. Retrieved September 13, 2013.