“Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra” will be released on November 13th. The record was produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and was recorded at Abbey Road Studio 2 in London.
“My father, Johnny Cash, was in some ways an orchestra of its own. Its deep and rich timbre lent itself to the resonance of French horns and cello.
Its depth of tone and perfect intonation inspired deeply – as if they were a masterfully conducted symphony. If he were here today and decided to look for an orchestra that would support him as a backdrop, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra would have been his choice … I remember when my father introduced me to the RPO. I was about ten years old. He and I went to see three James Bond films at a festival in New York. When Goldfinger’s theme started, he got close to me. ‘This is the most beautiful orchestra in the world, son, he said. This is the Royal Philharmonic. ‘He knew RPO’s music. He has respected them all his life… I know my dad would have been hugely excited to see this new album become a reality. Proud to present this masterpiece, Johnny Cash’s essential work with the orchestra he revered and appreciated above all else. ”
Also a Johnny Cash unpublished live is coming
The show was recorded in 1973 at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, with special guests.
Third Man Records, a label founded by former White Stripes leader Jack White, has announced the release of an unreleased live album of the disappeared icon of the American country Johnny Cash: the disc, entitled “A Night To Remember”, testifies to the show held by the artist on May 5, 1973 at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, California, in the context of the initiative once called “A Week To Remember”, the entire week of concerts commissioned by the American discography giant Clive Davis. The disc will be made available in the form of a box containing double colored vinyl (white), a DVD of the entire set – in which the wife of the “man in black” June Carter Cash as well as Carl Perkins took part as special guests and Larry Gatlin – and a gilded 7 inch with two extras recorded by Ruston Kelly and another “mysterious artist”.
1. ‘Big River’
2. ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’
3. ‘The City Of New Orleans’
4. ‘Ballad Of Barbara’
5. ‘A Boy Named Sue’
6. ‘Going To Memphis’
7. ‘That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine’ (con Carl Perkins)
8. Medley: ‘Hey Porter/ Folsom Prison Blues/ Wreck Of The Old 97/Orange Blossom Special’
9. ‘I Walk The Line’
10. ‘Jackson’ (con June Carter Cash)
11. ‘If I Were A Carpenter’ (con June Carter Cash)
12. ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’
13. ‘Help Me’ (con June Carter Cash e Larry Gatlin)
14. ‘Lord, Is It I?/The Last Supper’
15. ‘If I Had A Hammer’ (con June Carter Cash)
16. ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ (con June Carter Cash e Carl Perkins)
17. ‘Daddy Sang Bass’ (con June Carter Cash e Carl Perkins)
18. ‘Folsom Prison Blues (outro)’
The Gift: The Journey Of Johnny Cash has been directed by Thom Zimny, who collaborated with Bruce Springsteen on Springsteen On Broadway and his new Western Stars film has been recently released.
Previously undiscovered poems and lyrics written by Johnny Cash have been turned into a new collaborative album titled ”Johnny Cash: Forever Words’ with new music from Chris Cornell,The album was released in 2018.
Kris Kristofferson, Carlene Carter, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Kacey Musgraves, T Bone Burnett, Jamey Johnson, the Jayhawks, Jewel, I’m With Her, Dailey & Vincent, Robert Glasper, Ro James, Anu Sun and Ruston Kelly will feature in.
Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash was a co-producer on this new album and described it as a “monstrous amassment” of undiscovered material.
The track ‘You Never Knew My Mind’ is sung and performed by Chris Cornell as one of the artist’s last solo recordings. This track will be released almost twenty-one years after Cash covered Soundgarden’s ‘Rusty Cage’ for his album, ‘Unchained’.
“Determining the artist for each song was truly a matter of the heart,” Carter Cash said in a statement. “I picked the artists who are most connected with my father, who had a personal story that was connected with dad. It became an exciting endeavor to go through these works, to put them together and present them to different people who could finish them in a way that I believed that dad would have wanted.” (Los Angeles Time)
1. Forever/I Still Miss Someone – Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
2. To June This Morning – Ruston Kelly and Kacey Musgraves
3. Gold All Over the Ground – Brad Paisley
4. You Never Knew My Mind – Chris Cornell
5. The Captain’s Daughter – Alison Krauss and Union Station
6. Jellico Coal Man – T. Bone Burnett
7. The Walking Wounded – Rosanne Cash
8. Them Double Blues – John Mellencamp
9. Body on Body – Jewel
10. I’ll Still Love You – Elvis Costello
11. June’s Sundown – Carlene Carter
12. He Bore It All – Daily and Vincent
13. Chinky Pin Hill – I’m With Her
14. Goin’, Goin’, Gone – Robert Glasper featuring Ro James, and Anu Sun
15. What Would I Dreamer Do? – The Jayhawks
16. Spirit Rider – Jamey Johnson