The Essential Johnny Cash (1992 album)

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The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983
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Box set by Johnny Cash
Released 1992
Recorded 1955-1983
Genre Country
Length 3:29:11
Label Legacy
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]

The Essential Johnny Cash 1955–1983 is a three-disc compilation album containing Johnny Cash's material from 1955-1983.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hey Porter"Johnny Cash2:11
2."Cry! Cry! Cry!"Johnny Cash2:23
3."Folsom Prison Blues"Johnny Cash2:48
4."Luther Played the Boogie"Johnny Cash2:01
5."Get Rhythm"Johnny Cash2:12
6."I Walk the Line"Johnny Cash2:42
7."Home of the Blues"Johnny Cash / Glen Douglas / Vic McAlpin2:38
8."Give My Love to Rose"Johnny Cash2:43
9."Rock Island Line"Lead Belly2:08
10."Doin' My Time"Jimmie Skinner2:37
11."Big River"Johnny Cash2:30
12."Ballad of a Teenage Queen"Jack Clement2:10
13."Guess Things Happen That Way"Jack Clement1:48
14."The Ways of a Woman in Love"Bill Justis / Charlie Rich2:14
15."Thanks a Lot"Charlie Rich2:36
16."Oh, What a Dream"Johnny Cash2:03
17."What Do I Care"Johnny Cash2:07
18."All Over Again"Johnny Cash2:05
19."I Still Miss Someone"Johnny Cash / Roy Cash2:34
20."I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall)"Melvin Endsley2:08
21."Walking the Blues"Johnny Cash / Robert Lunn2:08
22."Frankie's Man, Johnny"Johnny Cash2:14
23."Tennessee Flat Top Box"Johnny Cash2:58
24."Sing It Pretty, Sue"Johnny Cash1:57
25."Pickin' Time"Johnny Cash1:57
26."Five Feet High and Rising"Johnny Cash1:46
27."The Old Account"Traditional2:18
28."(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)"Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey2:45
29."Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)"Traditional3:53
Total length:1:08:34
Disc two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Don't Take Your Guns to Town"Johnny Cash3:01
2."The Ballad of Boot Hill"Carl Perkins2:34
3."The Rebel-Johnny Yuma"Richard Markowitz1:51
4."The Big Battle"Johnny Cash4:02
5."When The Roses Bloom Again"A. P. Carter2:34
6."The Ballad of Ira Hayes"Peter La Farge4:07
7."The Legend of John Henry's Hammer"Johnny Cash / June Carter Cash8:24
8."Dark as a Dungeon"Merle Travis2:27
9."The Long Black Veil"Danny Dill / Marijohn Wilkin3:06
10."I Got Stripes"Johnny Cash / Charlie Williams2:02
11."25 Minutes to Go"Shel Silverstein3:11
12."The Wall"Harlan Howard2:08
13."Busted"Harlan Howard2:15
14."Bad News"John D. Loudermilk2:56
15."Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog"Jack Clement2:06
16."Orange Blossom Special"Ervin T. Rouse3:05
17."Ring of Fire"June Carter Cash / Merle Kilgore2:36
18."Understand Your Man"Johnny Cash2:42
19."Jackson"Jerry Leiber [as Gaby Rodgers] / Billy Edd Wheeler2:44
20."Blistered"Billy Edd Wheeler2:20
21."See Ruby Fall"Johnny Cash / Roy Orbison2:50
22."Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station"Johnny Cash2:40
23."Daddy Sang Bass"Carl Perkins2:19
Total length:1:08:00
Disc Three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Folsom Prison Blues" (live)Johnny Cash2:41
2."Cocaine Blues" (live)T.J. "Red" Arnall2:44
3."San Quentin 2" (live)Johnny Cash2:32
4."A Boy Named Sue" (live)Shel Silverstein3:46
5."Wanted Man"Bob Dylan2:50
6."Singin' in Viet Nam Talkin' Blues"Johnny Cash2:54
7."Man in Black"Johnny Cash2:52
8."What Is Truth"Johnny Cash2:37
9."Flesh and Blood"Johnny Cash2:35
10."Sunday Morning Coming Down"Kris Kristofferson4:06
11."Oney"Jerry Chesnut3:04
12."One Piece at a Time"Wayne Kemp4:00
13."Hit the Road and Go"Johnny Cash2:41
14."Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955)"Johnny Cash3:19
15."I Will Rock and Roll with You"Johnny Cash2:50
16."No Expectations"Mick Jagger / Keith Richards3:10
17."(Ghost) Riders In The Sky"Stan Jones3:46
18."Bull Rider"Rodney Crowell3:08
19."Highway Patrolman"Bruce Springsteen5:20
20."After the Ball"Johnny Cash3:00
21."Without Love"Nick Lowe2:28
22."The Last Time"Kris Kristofferson3:14
23."I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar"Johnny Cash3:00
Total length:1:12:37

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[2] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Essential Johnny Cash at AllMusic
  2. ^ "British album certifications – Johnny Cash – The essential". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter The essential in the search field and then press Enter.