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Sony Johnny Cash - The Greatest: The Number Ones [Deluxe Edition]

Sony Johnny Cash - The Greatest: The Number Ones [Deluxe Edition]

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As part of Columbia/Legacy's ongoing celebration of Johnny Cash's 80th birthday in 2012, the label assembled a series of compilations under the rubric The Greatest. This 19-track collection covers ground so obvious that it's a wonder there hasn't been a similar compilation before: it showcases Cash's chart-toppers. Strictly speaking, some of these singles did not reach number one - 1958's "The Ways of a Woman in Love" and 1979's "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky" peaked at two, while 1958's "What Do I Care" topped out at eight - and a good case could be made that "Get Rhythm," the charting flip of "I Walk the Line," should have been here, but that's ultimately nitpicking, as this provides a single-disc overview of Cash's charting years unlike any other compilation on the market. Usually, Cash compilations concentrate on his enduring standards, which aren't necessarily the same thing as his biggest hits. This means that there are some very big songs missing here - "Hey Porter," "Cry Cry Cry," "I Still Miss Someone," "The Ballad of Ira Hayes," "Five Feet High and Rising," "Jackson," and "I Got Stripes" are all absent - but in their place is a handful of comparatively overlooked hits like "What Do I Care," "The One on the Right Is on the Left," "Flesh and Blood," and "One Piece at a Time," songs that add chronological context to the staples on this set. And that's why even with the notable omissions this is still an excellent overview and introduction to Cash: it's a vivid snapshot of his peak. [The deluxe Number Ones compilation is accompanied by a DVD with ten performances, most culled from The Johnny Cash Show, which has seen a more comprehensive DVD release.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi see more...

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Sony Johnny Cash - The Greatest: The Number Ones [Deluxe Edition]
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  • "He's actually a pretty good singer and means alot with his words. " in 1 review
Laiken O.
Grayson, GA
132 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
My boyfriend absolutely loves Johnny cash! He's definitely iconic and this is a good selection. Awesome
Emma R.
Davenport, FL
41 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
There's no one like the Great Johnny Cash. He had such a unique voice and his style was one of a kind.
Christina C.
Lansford, PA
127 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
A must have for any great collection. If it's not in your collection add it now. You won't regret it.
C. B.
Chattanooga, TN
209 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
The master. His voice is awesome, what classic bad a**. No wonder so many do covers of his songs.
Christine P.
318 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
He is he greatest gift to rock. Not Elvis or anyone else. Johnny made the music what it is today.
Samantha L.
Walton, KY
79 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
Johnny cash is great. I always listen to him. My friends and I listen to him constantly.
Katherine G.
Austin , TX
719 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 3
Truly a good genre, u must try this it really is a good idea . If u can u must buy it
Darcy B.
Paradise
36 reviews
Johnny Cash is a quintessential artist who's music has influenced much in pop culture as we know it today. No musical education is complete without at least a basic knowledge of his catalogue. This collection of his greatest hits would be a great place to start to those new to his music.
Christina C.
Lansford, PA
127 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 2
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