Johnny Cash – Songwriter (New Vinyl) (Limited Edition) (Black & White Vinyl)

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New sealed copy. Indie record store limited edition on black and white mix coloured vinyl.

Songwriter is the 72nd studio album (and fifth posthumously released studio album) by Johnny Cash. It was released on June 28, 2024, through Mercury Nashville.

Produced by Johnny Cash, John Carter Cash, David R. Ferguson, Josh Matas, and Mike Daniel, the album contains eleven original songs by Cash: the album's lead single, "Well Alright", was released on April 23, 2024.

The album was recorded as a series of songwriting demos at LSI Studios (then owned by Rosey Cash) in early 1993, a time when Cash wasn't signed to a label and shortly before he met Rick Rubin. The songs were written over several decades: "Drive On" was recent, "Hello Out There" and "Poor Valley Girl" have been dated to the late '70s and "Sing It Pretty, Sue" had appeared as the last track of the 1962 album The Sound of Johnny Cash. The tapes were shelved when Cash instead made the American Recordings album with Rubin, although he used re-recordings of the songs "Drive On" and "Like A Soldier" for that album.

After rediscovering the demos, John Carter Cash and David "Fergie" Ferguson stripped them back to just Cash's vocals and guitar before overdubbing newly recorded parts by a new band, including several musicians who had worked with Cash such as Marty Stuart and David Roe.


A1        Hello Out There
A2        Spotlight
A3        Drive On
A4        I Love You Tonite
A5        Have You Ever Been To Little Rock?
B1        Well Alright
B2        She Sang Sweet Baby James
B3        Poor Valley Girl
B4        Soldier Boy
B5        Sing It Pretty Sue
B6        Like A Soldier

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