Johnny Cash's 'Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971' and 'In Prague - Live' Set For Release
Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:24:05
Johnny Cash is renowned for his legendary live concerts at notorious prisons like Folsom and San Quentin in California, but well-documented through the years are other great live performances, though such recordings have not been as widely available. News today from the folks at Columbia/Legacy Recordings is that two international performances, Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 and Cash's 1978 Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live), will shortly see wide releases.
Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971, previously available only as a DVD, will be released as a double LP album, pressed on red and white vinyl, to hit the streets on November 27 ("Black" Friday, naturally). It will then be available for the first time on CD and digital formats on December 4. Originally recorded for Danish TV, the concert includes not only Cash, but also his touring companions at the time - the Tennessee Three (his backup band) June Carter Cash, the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers.
On its heels, Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live) will drop for the first time ever on CD February 5, 2016. The concerts at the time were an experiment of sorts, made possible by the Czechoslovakian government. The gigs were said to have done more for U.S.-Czech relations than the U.S. ambassador was able to accomplish. This release was recorded April 11, 1978 and was originally released only in Czechoslovakia in 1983.
The power of each entry in Cash's catalog can not be denied, least of all to his millions of fans. Though the country superstar has passed on, his influence still looms large over the industry, having touched the likes of outlaw country's new cornerstones, like Sturgill Simpson and Dale Watson. What's more, American-style country music has never been more popular in parts of Scandinavia, the Netherlands, and elsewhere in Europe (recent proof: 2013's The Broken Circle Breakdown), and surely Cash, clad in black as America's blue collar everyman, exhibiting the power of rugged individuality, helped light the spark in the region.
Hear "Man in Black" from Johnny Cash (Live in Denmark)"
Check out the tracklistings of the albums below.
Johnny Cash Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971
"A Boy Named Sue" – Johnny Cash
"Sunday Morning Coming Down" – Johnny Cash
"I Walk the Line" – Johnny Cash
"Blue Suede Shoes" – Carl Perkins
"Matchbox" – Carl Perkins
"Me and Bobby McGee" – Johnny Cash
"Guess Things Happen That Way" – Johnny Cash
"Bed of Roses" – The Statler Brothers
"Flowers on the Wall" – The Statler Brothers
"Folsom Prison Blues" – Johnny Cash
"Darlin' Companion" – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
"If I Were a Carpenter" – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
"Help Me Make It Through the Night" – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
"Man in Black" – Johnny Cash
"Introduction to The Carter Family"
"A Song to Mama" – The Carter Family
"No Need to Worry" – Johnny Cash, The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers
"Rock of Ages" – Johnny Cash, The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers
"Children, Go Where I Send Thee" – Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers
Johnny Cash Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live)
"Ring Of Fire"
"Folsom Prison Blues"
"I Still Miss Someone"
Cowboy Medley: "I Ride an Old Paint" / "Streets Of Laredo"
"Sunday Morning Coming Down"
"I Walk the Line"
"City of New Orleans"
Railroad Medley: "Hey Porter" / "Wreck Of the Old '97" / "Casey Jones" / "Orange Blossom Special"
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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