Johnny Cash

The Man in Black: 1959-1962

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Picking up where the previous set left off, The Man In Black: 1959-1962 collects all of the recordings Johnny Cash made for Columbia between '59 and '62; the only music that was left off are his historical albums, which Bear Family had already released on Come Along on Ride Train. Like the other set, it has an abundance of alternate takes and outtake, plus a disc that captures an actual recording sessions. Again, it is primarily of interest for historians and dedicated fans willing to take the time to delve deeply into this music -- since the songs are presented in chronological order according to their session date, it doesn't make for casual listening.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:22
2 2:33
3 2:00
4 1:55
5 1:53
6 1:47
7 2:25
8 1:58
9 2:16
10 1:50
11 2:20
12 1:52
13 3:00
14 2:00
15 2:14
16 3:53
17 2:49
18 10:49
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:54
2 2:06
3 1:50
4 1:47
5 1:53
6 1:56
7 1:56
8 1:55
9 2:07
10 1:57
11 2:10
12 2:13
13 2:06
14 2:30
15 1:58
16 1:42
17 2:34
18 2:44
19 2:09
20 2:24
21 2:02
22 2:04
23 2:15
24 2:18
25 2:09
26 1:51
27
2:16
28 2:10

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 1:55
2 2:16
3 2:50
4 1:59
5 2:05
6 2:54
7 4:05
8 2:10
9 2:44
10
2:19
11 2:14
12 2:31
13 2:00
14 2:40
15 1:50
16 2:07
17 2:34
18 2:30
19 2:13
20 2:18
21 2:54
22 2:54
23 2:46
24 1:59
25 2:28
26 3:01
27 1:50

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:01
2 2:00
3
feat: Gordon Terry
1:57
4 2:12
5 2:20
6 2:36
7 1:51
8 3:02
9 2:01
10 2:27
11 1:56
12 2:05
13 2:23
14 1:46
15 2:35
16 1:50
17 2:01
18 2:25
19 2:11
20 2:49
21 2:52
22 3:33
23 2:01
24 1:44
25 2:10
26 2:56
27 2:20
28 2:48
29 2:52
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