Johnny Cash Orange Blossom Special Numbered Limited Edition 200g LP
Numbered, Limited Edition 200g Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio!
Special Edition Box Car Numbered Gatefold Jacket! Pressed at Quality Record
Known throughout the world as one of the major figures of post-Hank Williams
country music, Johnny Cash constantly sought to expand his musical horizons and
avoid being pigeonholed. Cash was at his most engagingly eclectic on Orange
Blossom Special recorded in 1964. For starters, The Man In Black covered three
tunes by Bob Dylan, then the most talked-about young singer-songwriter of the
dawning folk-rock era ("It Ain't Me Babe," "Don't Think Twice, it's Alright,"
and "Mama, You've Been On My Mind"). The Nashville musical establishment hardly
embraced Dylan's mind-blowing lyrics, but Cash, knowing genius when he heard it,
was the first major country star to cover Dylan's work. By the same token, he
also rendered two number by A.P. Carter of the legendary Carter Family who,
along with Jimmy Rodgers, created the musical template that's still the model
for "traditional" country, bluegrass, and some forms of folk.
And Cash's unmistakable, tough-hewn baritone rendered the classic fiddle tune
that is the title track, as well as "Danny Boy" (with a spoken work intro), the
spiritual "Amen" and the traditional story-song "The Long Black Veil." Cash's
compositions include "The Wall," one of the prison songs for which he is known,
and the protest tune "All of God's Children Ain't Free." Orange Blossom Special
(with liner notes by the artist and never-before seen archive photos) finds Cash
backed by the Tennessee Two, his outstanding guitar/bass tandem of Luther
Perkins and Marshall Grant, and guest appearances by such Nashville aces as
Boots Randolph on tenor sax, pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell, guitarist
Norman Blake, and harmonica ace Charlie McCoy. And on Johnny Horton's "When It's
Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)," Cash is accompanied by the now
familiar female voice of June Carter.
"...certainly rates as one of Cash's finer non-greatest-hits releases."
-Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
• Numbered Limited Edition
• Special Edition Box Car Numbered Gatefold Jacket
• Pressed at QRP
• 200g Vinyl
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• 28pt Gatefold Jacket
• Exhibit Records Audiophile Series
June Carter (8)
1. Orange Blossom Special
2. The Long Black Veil
3. It Ain't Me Babe
4. The Wall
5. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
6. You Wild Colorado
1. Mama, You've Been On My Mind
2. When It's Springtime In Alaska (It's Forty Below)
3. All of God's Children Ain't Free
4. Danny Boy
5. Wildwood Flower