Album Details

RELEASE
May 23, 2000
LABEL
Sony Music Distribution
GENRES
Country, Rockabilly, Progressive Country, Country-Pop, Rock & Roll, Traditional Country

Album Review

Each of the three CDs in this box set are comprised of 16 songs devoted to a single theme: love, God, and murder, of course. And each of the three CDs is available separately should you not have a yen for one or two of the discs. Certainly there is a lot of notable music on this box, as it was personally chosen by Cash himself from recordings spanning the mid-'50s to the mid-'90s, mostly heavily weighting the 1955-70 period. There are a few well-known classics here that virtually anyone considering buying this will already know (and probably have), like "I Walk the Line," "I Still Miss Someone," "Ring of Fire," "Folsom Prison Blues," and "The Long Black Veil." The emphasis, however, is on LP tracks, B-sides, and live recordings that probably won't be familiar to the moderate Cash fan; there are also three mid-'60s tracks previously unreleased in the U.S., though none of them are particularly outstanding. Some of those obscure songs are excellent ("Oh, What a Dream," the brutal hangman humor of "Joe Bean," "Mister Garfield") and almost all of them are worth hearing. And each of the CDs is decorated by liner notes from Cash and a celebrity (his wife June Carter for Love, Bono of U2 for God, and director Quentin Tarantino for Murder). The question still nags: who exactly will find this box wholly satisfying? Not the average Cash fan, who wants a smaller greatest-hits set with more familiar tunes. Not the rabid Cash fan, who probably already has much of this, and might want more well-balanced and thorough boxes, such as those issued on Bear Family of Cash's early material. It's for the in-betweeners, who certainly find the more conventional box retrospective The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 the essential first stop.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Walk the Linehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Oh, What a Dreamhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/oh-what-a-dream/id200053963?i=200054142&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. All Over Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/all-over-again/id200053963?i=200054150&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Little at a Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. My Old Faded Rosehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-old-faded-rose/id200053963?i=200054449&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Happiness Is Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/happiness-is-you/id200053963?i=200054526&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Flesh and Bloodhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/flesh-and-blood/id200053963?i=200054572&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. I Tremble for Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-tremble-for-you/id200053963?i=200054586&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. I Feel Better All Overhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-feel-better-all-over/id200053963?i=200054682&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. 'Cause I Love Youhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Ballad of Barbarahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ballad-of-barbara/id200053963?i=200054960&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Ring of Firehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/ring-of-fire/id200053963?i=200055318&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. My Shoes Keep Walking Back to Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/my-shoes-keep-walking-back-to-you/id200053963?i=200055534&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. While I've Got It on My Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/while-ive-got-it-on-my-mind/id200053963?i=200055668&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. I Still Miss Someonehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/i-still-miss-someone/id200053963?i=200055900&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)http://itunes.apple.com/album/the-one-rose-thats-left-in-my-heart/id200053963?i=200056223&uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. What on Earth Will You Do (For Heaven's Sake)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. My God is Realhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. It Was Jesushttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Why Me Lord?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. The Greatest Cowboy of Them Allhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Redemptionhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Great Speckled Birdhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. The Old Accounthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Swing Low, Sweet Chariothttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. When He Comeshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. The Kneeling Drunkard's Pleahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Man in Whitehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Belshazzarhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Oh Come, Angel Bandhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Folsom Prison Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Delia's Gonehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Mr. Garfieldhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Orleans Parish Prison [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. The Sound of Laughterhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  39. Cocaine Blues [Live]https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  40. Hardin Wouldn't Runhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  41. Long Black Veilhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  42. Austin Prisonhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  43. Joe Beanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  44. Going to Memphishttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  45. Don't Take Your Guns to Townhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  46. Highway Patrolmanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  47. Jacob Greenhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  48. The Wallhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-god-murder/id200053963?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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