Johnny Cash will always be remembered as one of the greatest country singers of all time, and has had an influence on a variety of different types of performers. The news of a new album being released after his death will certainly come as a surprise, and give great excitement to everyone who listened to him.
Cash’s unheard album was recorded, but was never able to be released after he was dropped from the record label. With his new album being released, it is sure to be a hit, with everyone wanting to hear the previously unreleased material. He died 10 years ago at the age of 71.
Johnny Cash was known for several hits during his long career, including “Walk The Line,” “Ring Of Fire,” and many others. His life was also the subject of the 2005 film Walk The Line in which Joaquin Phoenix portrayed the legendary musician.
In a statement that should get fans even more excited for the new album, his son, John Carter Cash, who was one of the people responsible for finding the album said of the material, “We were so excited when we discovered this. We were like, my goodness this is a beautiful record that nobody has ever heard. Johnny Cash is in the very prime of his voice for his lifetime. He’s pitch perfect. It’s seldom where there’s more than one vocal take. They’re a live take and they’re perfect.”
New "lost" Johnny Cash album "Out Among The Stars" in March will include duets w/Waylon & June. Not demos. 1980s recordings never released.
— Anthony Mason (@AnthonyMasonCBS) December 11, 2013
His estate will be releasing the album called “Out Among The Stars,” an album that was originally recorded in the early 1980s with Billy Sherrill. The album was originally set to be released by Columbia records but disappeared for several years after he was dropped from the record label.
The lost Johnny Cash album includes 12 tracks, which also has two duets with Cash’s wife June Carter Cash, who also died in 2003.
One of the coolest things about music is the immortality it gives to a positive voice. "Among The Stars" lost Johnny Cash album 3/24/14
— Fred (@freddybender) December 10, 2013
Johnny Cash LP Out Among The Stars due March 25 originally recorded in 1981, 1984. Sony says not outtakes, brand new. http://t.co/eBeOHmlJfq
— Mark Beech (@Mark_Beech) December 10, 2013
Years later, it turns out that the album had been stashed away by Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash, and has been waiting to be released ever since. After being lost in the archives for decades with several other things that Cash had stored away, the album was finally found last year by his son and other archivists,
The music was record during ’81 and ’84, an awkward time for him when other country stars were starting to sound more like pop singers, and he refused to change his style.
Johnny Cash’s new album “Out Among The Stars” is due out on March 25, 2014.
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