Michael Fremer Rated 8/10 Music, 9/10 Sonic!
TAS Rated 3.5/5 Music, 4/5 Sonics.
Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Master Tapes on 180 Gram Vinyl & Pressed at RTI.
"I gave my test pressing of The Fabulous Johnny Cash LP from Impex a spin this week and was totally blown away! The sound and music on this record is amazing... I've always liked Johnny but had never heard this record... man am I glad I did! The Man in Black at his finest!" - Bob Bantz, President, Elusive Disc, Inc.
"Don Law's spare, uncluttered production fills up a room on this vinyl reissue, with a striking balance between Cash's authoritative presence and the nuanced, sensitive instrumental (Tennessee Two and others) and the vocal (Jordanaires) support. Fabulous, indeed." - David McGee, The Absolute Sound
The Fabulous Johnny Cash was the third album by country singer Johnny Cash. Originally released in 1959 by Columbia, soon after his departure from Sun Records.
Cash's debut Columbia LP contained some of his strongest tunes post Sun Records, including the hits "Blue River" and "I Still Miss Someone" and the now classic "Don't Take Your Guns To Town." The sonics were smoother, more "studio," but his voice retained the immediacy and richness that gave his earlier recordings their gravitas and soul. Mastered by Kevin Gray, the cutting engineer who knows when to leave a good thing alone, this is early Johnny Cash the way you remember it - without the noisy, thin vinyl!
"When Johnny Cash comes on the radio, no one changes the station. It's a voice, a name with a soul that cuts across all boundaries and it's a voice we all believe. Yours is a voice that speaks for the saints and the sinners - It's like branch water for the soul. Long may you sing out. Loud." - Tom Waits
"This IMPEX reissue absolutely crushes the original "6 Eye" editionat least the copy I have. It's far more cleanly rendered, with less watery echo...Cash's voice is "in the room" and that's enough!" - Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com, Music 8/10, Sound 9/10
|Brand||Columbia Legacy / Impex Records|
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