Collectables' 2005 release I Walk the Line is a curious release. It packages the 1999 release The Very Best of Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line -- a generous and representative 24-track overview of Cash's Sun recordings, containing all of his big hits -- in a 45 rpm-sized wooden box, adding a hardcover 95-book called Ring of Fire: A Tribute to Johnny Cash written by Brian Mansfield in 2003 into the mix. The disc is very good and the book is a nice collection of photographs and testimonials, so it makes for an entertaining package -- but since both the book and disc are available separately, it's unclear exactly who needs to get it as a package, since fans buying this for the book would already have the music. Nevertheless, anybody who loves Cash and is looking for a solid collection of his Sun sides, along with a loving tribute, should find that this reasonably priced collectible suits their needs.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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