Ten years after Johnny Cash’s death, news of a previously unreleased album has brought joy to Cash fans. Legacy Recordings plans to release the album, entitled Out Among the Stars, on March 25, 2014. The album includes 12 full studio songs. Among these songs are two duets with wife June Carter.
Out Among the Stars slipped out of studio hands in the 1980s. At the time, Cash wasn’t selling records like he once had. Therefore, many of his albums were not getting distribution. Out Among the Stars sat in Columbia Records archives so long that it was forgotten by them.
The album was recorded between 1981 and 1984 in Nashville, TN at Columbia Studios and 1111 Sound Studios. Billy Sherrill produced Out Among the Stars.
While going through his deceased parents’ things at their old estate, John Carter Cash found the album. While talking to the Associated Press, Cash said, “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..” about listening to Out Among the Stars for the first time.
Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars
1. Out Among The Stars
2. Baby Ride Easy – duet with June Carter Cash
3. She Used To Love Me A Lot
4. After All
5. I’m Movin’ On – duet with Waylon Jennings
6. If I Told You Who It Was
7. Call Your Mother (written by Johnny Cash)
8. I Drove Her Out Of My Mind
10. Rock and Roll Shoes
11. Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time – duet with June Carter Cash
12. I Came To Believe (written by Johnny Cash).
This album is bound to be a hit, because Cash has been considered a musical legend for decades- so his loyal fans will likely rush to support this album. Additionally, biopics like Walk the Line have helped introduced a whole new generation to the brilliance of the Man in Black.
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