Two Johnny Cash Live Albums Set for Release
Two live recordings from Johnny Cash, from overseas shows that the Man in Black performed in the 1970s, are set for release this winter.
The first of the projects, Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971, is set for release on on Dec. 4, through Columbia/Legacy Recordings. It will be the first time that this specific recording is available on CD and digitally; previously, in 2006, the project was released as a DVD.
The setlist for Live in Denmark -- which is also being released exclusively to independent record stores in a special set of two LPs, pressed on red and white vinyl, for Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 -- includes well known Cash songs such as "A Boy Named Sue," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," "I Walk the Line" and "Folsom Prison Blues." Additionally, Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971 features "If I Were a Carpenter," which won Cash and June Carter Cash a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal.
The second live release is Koncert V Praze (In Prague -- Live), which will be released on Feb. 5, 2016. This project was recorded on April 11, 1978, at a show organized by the Czechoslovakian government to see how people inside the Soviet bloc would react to an American artist like Cash. According to a press release, Koncert V Praze "did more for U.S.-Czech relations in four concerts than [the U.S. Ambassador at the time] could have accomplished in four years."
Koncert V Praze includes hits such as "Ring of Fire," "Big River" and "Hey Porter." it was previously available only as part of the Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection box set and as a limited-edition 12" LP, on 180-gram red translucent vinyl, for Record Store Day 2015.
Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971 is available for pre-order on Amazon. Pre-order information for Koncert V Praze is not yet available.
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