Very Rare Recordings of Johnny Cash Released On Vinyl.

Johnny Cash Exclusive Vinyl Box Set

  The Special Vinyl Edition of Johnny Cash At the Carousel Ballroom is now officially available!

This Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set features psychedelic electric blue and yellow vinyl, retro re-print Johnny Cash Comic Book, original concert poster by Steve Catron, gatefold poster by Susan Archie, a 12-page booklet with essays by Bob Weir, John Carter Cash, and Dave Schools, and more. It is truly a thing of beauty!

This all-analog production was painstakingly mastered by Bear’s collaborator Paul Stubblebine directly from the original source tape!

Check it out while supplies last. We didn’t make that many of them so when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Special Edition Vinyl Box

  • Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set featuring: psychedelic colored vinyl, retro re-print Johnny Cash Comic Book, original concert poster and more.
  • An hour of live performances from April 24, 1968 at the Carousel Ballroom in San Francisco, CA.
  • 12 page booklet includes musings on Johnny Cash from contributors Bob Weir, John Carter Cash, and Dave Schools.
  • A stunning all-analog production painstakingly mastered by Bear’s collaborator Paul Stubblebine directly from the original source tape!
  • Original artwork by 3x Grammy-winner Susan Archie.
One of the many highlights of this iconic album set, is the performance of the Bob Dylan classic “One Too Many Mornings” from his album “The Times They Are A Changin”. According to my studies, he wrote that particular song about his budding romance with Miss Joan Baez.
he introduces his new wife Miss June Carter Cash, as at that time, he was at the zenith of this career with the public, and had not yet shook the intense pill addiction that soon would culminate and rear it’s ugly head. With the support of his new wife and her family, Cash would successfully become sober and emerge better than ever to become a national hero.
The overall recording of this show was breathtaking to me and I just closed my eyes and imagined I was there in 1968, right after he recorded those other two classic albums from prisons all across America. I know that I am late on a lot of these articles, but I am slowly catching up on them and in case you missed this when it was released I wanted to touch on it now. Better late than never!
This portion is from the website:

After a tumultuous 1967 for Johnny Cash, the year 1968 was bookended by what would become his two iconic, highest-grossing albums, At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin. But now, fifty-three years later, a lost chapter has emerged to enrich and complement the story of that very good year.

Johnny Cash – At the Carousel Ballroom, recorded on April 24, 1968, captures the Man in Black at the height of his charismatic powers. Confidently departing from the more formalized setlist he’d been doing, we hear him in playful and powerful dialogue with his new bride June Carter and his longtime musicians—guitarist Luther Perkins, bassist Marshall Grant and drummer W.S. Holland—connecting with an audience more accustomed to the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

What makes the performance even more significant is that it was recorded by the innovative sound wizard Owsley “Bear” Stanley in a verité style that startles with a clarity and dimension missing from the two more well-known releases. In 1968, it was just another entry in Bear’s continuing “sonic journal” of recorded shows, a means to keep improving his art. But thirty years later, Stanley would recognize it as one of a handful of the most significant performances he’d captured.

“I don’t think there are any live recordings of Johnny that weren’t originally intended to be an album. So to be able to stumble across such a live recording during such a golden era for him, and find that it was recorded in such a dynamic way, is incredible. It’s an opportunity to show Johnny in a new light. When John Carter Cash heard the first fifteen seconds of this recording, he recognized it as something significant. It has a three-dimensional, dynamic quality that a lot of live music from that era does not have.”

–Josh Matas, on behalf of the John R. Cash Trust

Side A:

  1. Cocaine Blues
  2. Long Black Veil
  3. Going To Memphis
  4. The Ballad Of Ira Hayes
  5. Rock Island Line

Side B:

  1. Guess Things Happen That Way
  2. One Too Many Mornings
  3. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
  4. Give My Love To Rose
  5. Green, Green Grass Of Home
  6. 6.Old Apache Squaw
  7. Lorena

Side C:

  1. Forty Shades Of Green
  2. Bad News
  3. Jackson – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
  4. Tall Lover Man – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
  5. June Carter Medley

Side D:

  1. Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
  2. Ring Of Fire
  3. Big River
  4. Don’t Take Your Guns To Town
  5. I Walk The Line