Johnny Cash – The Fabulous Johnny Cash (1958/2013) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Johnny Cash – The Fabulous Johnny Cash (1958/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 28:42 minutes | 313 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia Nashville Legacy

The Fabulous Johnny Cash was Cash’s first album for Columbia Records and one of his best for the label. Unlike some of his latter-day albums, there wasn’t much filler on the record. At the time of its recording, Cash had just been freed from his contract with Sun. Instead of recording these songs for his last Sun sessions, he wound up saving much of his best material for his Columbia album, and that’s what makes The Fabulous so consistent. The album builds on his basic, spare sound, but it is slightly more polished than his Sun records. But what makes it so entertaining are the songs themselves. From “Don’t Take Your Guns to Town” and “Frankie’s Man, Johnny” to “Pickin’ Time” and “The Troubador,” the album is filled with first-rate songs, with only a handful of mediocre songs like “Suppertime,” which don’t distract from the overall quality of the album at all. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine


01. Run Softly, Blue River
02. Frankie’s Man, Johnny
03. That’s All Over
04. The Troubadour
05. One More Ride
06. That’s Enough
07. I Still Miss Someone
08. Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
09. I’d Rather Die Young
10. Pickin’ Time
11. Shepherd of My Heart
12. Suppertime