NEW COLLECTIONS HIGHLIGHT THE LEGENDARY RECORDING CAREERS OF JOHNNY CASH and JUNE CARTER CASH. Columbia/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG Music Entertainment, is gearing up for the impending releases of 'must have' box sets by American music titans Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, both available on August 2, 2005.
Each set continues Legacy's meticulous, critically-acclaimed tradition of combining state-of-the-art re-mastering techniques and significant previously-unreleased tracks with first-class packaging including informative booklets with rare, vintage and archive photos, best-available studio credits, and extensive liner notes.
Johnny Cash - The Legend
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Man In Black's Herculean recording career and spanning 1955-2002, the 4-CD set's 107 tracks include every major Sun and Columbia recording, as well as 12 unreleased tracks. A deluxe, numbered limited-edition version of the box set will also be available. The deluxe package will include a hardcover coffee table book with over 1,000 rare photos, a bonus CD featuring Cash's first ever radio appearance in 1955, and a DVD of a 1980 CBS television special entitled "Johnny Cash – The First 25 Years."
June Carter Cash - Keep On the Sunny Side - Her Life In Music
In too many eyes, June Carter Cash was 'merely' the inspired and talented wife, friend, lover, muse and 'darling companion' in Cash's life, but the 2-CD set, Keep On the Sunny Side - Her Life In Music, delivers the first-ever comprehensive overview of this supremely talented country icon's extraordinary recordings over a 64-year span. Engaging, witty, and soulful, June lit up the surroundings wherever she went. The 40 tracks included on this set tap into rare 78s, 45s and album cuts from a half-dozen labels (in addition to Columbia) which took place before, during and around her oft-stated priorities as a wife and mother.