Johnny Cash was a musical phenomenon and an American icon with his legendary musical career starting in the 50’s at Sun Records. His plethora of hit recordings led to a major move to Columbia Records, and the late legend charted recordings in all the major formats like country, rock , pop, folk and gospel genres, sharing his legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans worldwide.
With 1972’s Christmas Lp, Johnny Cash teams up with his wife June Carter Cash and dear friends like Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers and The Carter Family, creating one of the most revered holiday albums of all time. The Lp features Johnny’s stellar interpretations of both popular and religious favorites like the definitive version of Jingle Bells with the entire musical family, plus the wonderful Merry Christmas Mary, the joyous King Of Love with help from his friends The Statler Brothers and The Carter Family, plus favorites Christmas As I Knew It, the stunning duet with his wife June on Christmas With You, plus some legendary guitar and vocals from the one and only Carl Perkins on When You’re Twenty One. The entire family joins Johnny with the closing spiritual Silent Night, Holy Night truly making the Christmas Lp a groundbreaking effort for this sorely missed legend.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Christmas by the late great Johnny Cash on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is pressed by R.T.I. on Red Vinyl for the holidays. Also, the Lp features the original Lp artwork not seen in years, in its original gatefold presentation exclusively from the Columbia Records archives.
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day…..