The new Johnny Cash album, Out Among the Stars, is different. It’s an actual lost LP by the Man in Black — an entire disc that was supposed to come out back in the mid-1980s but was shelved by Cash’s record company before it could be completed.
But now Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, has rescued them from obscurity, polished them up, and put them back together — just as he says his father and mother, June Carter Cash, would have wanted.
“My parents never threw anything away — tape after tape that they stored for nostalgia. But when they passed away, it became necessary to catalog everything, so what I did was ship all the audio recordings from Nashville to New York City, where they were transferred to digital. Then everything came back to me.”
“In that process, we discovered all these wondrous recordings. Some of them, we had no idea they existed — like the first Bootleg Series that we put out a few years ago, The Personal File. Just my dad and his guitar, a double record. A beautiful, beautiful recording. Nobody knew that existed — or at least they had forgotten.”
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