“Johnny Cash – The Complete Columbia Album Collection” continues to receive stellar reviews! Here is an excerpt from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Johnny Cash had to disappear from the skyline before it became obvious how tall a tree he truly was. If any doubts remain, the newly released 63-disc boxed set, “Johnny Cash – The Complete Columbia Album Collection” – takes the full measure of the man’s recorded legacy. With the addition of a single disc covering his first three years of recording for the Sun Records label – and Cash’s absent latter-era sessions with producer Rick Rubin notwithstanding – this unwieldy set is an American treasury along the lines of, say, bound volumes of the complete works of Mark Twain.
Outside of perhaps Ray Charles, no other American musician of his generation covered such broad territory in his music or drew so deeply from his folk roots. This son of an Arkansas sharecropper brought the single-minded vision of a true artist to the astonishing swath he cut through American music in an almost 50-year career. He acted intuitively like an artist before he probably even realized he was one, but once he did, as the brick-size box released this week intimately details, the idea of “Johnny Cash” began to take even more definite shape.
Read more at the San Francisco Chronicle.