Johnny Cash

Easy Rider: The Best Of The Mercury Recordings


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In 1986, after almost 30 years on Columbia Records, Country music legend Johnny Cash released his first album on Mercury Records – "Class Of ’55", in collaboration with fellow Sun Records alumni Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Seven years later, his last recording before signing with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings would be another collaboration, “The Wanderer”, with U2.

In the years that span those recordings, Johnny Cash released a total of six albums for Mercury. Despite significant focus and attention around his Columbia and American recordings, his Mercury catalogue has never been revisited… until now.

This compliation (1CD or 2LP), features the finest tracks from this era.

Tracklist

CD :
1. Waymore Blues (with Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins)
2. We Remember The King
3. The Big Light
4. The Night Hank Williams Came To Town (with Waylon Jennings)
5. Let Him Roll
6. W. Lee O'Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys)
7. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (with Roseanne Cash & The Everly Brothers)
8. The Last Of The Drifters (with Tom T. Hall)
9. That Old Wheel (with Hank Williams Jr.)
10. Get Rhythm
11. Tennessee Flat Top Box
12. Sunday Morning Coming Down
13. Veteran's Day
14. A Backstage Pass
15. Cat's In The Cradle
16. Farmer's Almanac
17. Monteagle Mountain
18. I Shall Be Free
19. I'm An Easy Rider
20. The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All
21. Hey Porter
22. The Mystery Of Life
23. Goin' By The Book
24. The Wanderer (with U2)

2LP :
SIDE A
1. Waymore Blues (with Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins)
2. We Remember The King
3. The Big Light
4. The Night Hank Williams Came To Town (with Waylon Jennings)
5. Let Him Roll
6. W. Lee O'Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys)

SIDE B
1. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (with Roseanne Cash & The Everly Brothers)
2. The Last Of The Drifters (with Tom T. Hall)
3. That Old Wheel (with Hank Williams Jr.)
4. Get Rhythm
5. Tennessee Flat Top Box
6. Sunday Morning Coming Down

SIDE C
1. Veteran's Day
2. A Backstage Pass
3. Cat's In The Cradle
4. Farmer's Almanac
5. Monteagle Mountain
6. I Shall Be Free

SIDE D
1. I'm An Easy Rider
2. The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All
3. Hey Porter
4. The Mystery Of Life
5. Goin' By The Book
6. The Wanderer (with U2) 

Soundwave
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWyQ2KTk8HM