New Johnny Cash album ‘Out among the stars’ and more now available for pre-order!
Johnny Cash is back with a lost, previously unreleased new album ‘Out among the stars’. No need to fear, this is NOT just an album of alternate takes and versions of songs that you have already heard. These are brand new songs from an album that was recorded, but never released….until now!
Completed in 2013 by Johnny’s only son John Carter Cash, Out Among The Stars is an all new Johnny Cash album that, is now ready to become a definitive classic.
By the early eighties, country music had come a long way since Johnny Cash was at the top of his game. Cash’s particular brand of country had fallen out of fashion and this left superstars like him struggling to sell albums.
In an effort to make something with a little more commercial appeal, Columbia Records approached producer Billy Sherrill ( known for his successful new country ‘sound’, Sherrill had produced a string of albums that had proved popular at the time) . Paired with Billy (Who selected many of the songs) Cash entered the studio and found a new home for his well known sound.
The sessions that came from these recordings were incredible and form the basis of the new album. The bulk of what was recorded was never released and has not been heard until now.
This new epic collection of songs is now available for pre-order from EMP, along with the highly anticipated release of the Unearthed 5CD box set – which contains 79 songs from the “American Recordings”- era.
Contents for this set include:
– 1 Best of “American Recordings I-IV” CD
– My Mothers Hymn Book (spiritual solo album)
– booklet with over 100 pages with unreleased pictures
– Johnny Cash’s comments and thoughts to every single song in the box set
– produced by Rick Rubin
– collaborations with guests: Joe Strummer, Nick Cave, Fiona Apple, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson and others.
So, celebrate the work of a master with both releases, now available for pre-order from EMP due to be released on 21.03.14 (Out Among the stars) and 21.03.14 (Unearthed).