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Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:44 pm

Listen to a sample of the new Johnny Cash album here....https://audioboo.fm/boos/1850720-johnny ... lost-album

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Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:32 pm

I'm looking forward to this release. It's always fascinating when lost or unheard material surfaces.

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Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:45 am

Yeah. Listened to the complete song on monday. Not a great song, but very good. Why they kept this in the can remains a mystery to me. Looking forward to it too.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... g-20140113

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Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:25 pm

luckyjackson1 wrote:Yeah. Listened to the complete song on monday. Not a great song, but very good. Why they kept this in the can remains a mystery to me. Looking forward to it too.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ ... g-20140113

Thanks for the link,i liked that

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:12 pm

I guess that David allan Coe did have a hit on this one at the same time:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tgE7EEVBfg

This was the years that David Allan coe was high on the hitlists and a big seller.
Johnny Cash did have no big sellers/hits at the time.

Johnny got fired from Columbia records in 1986.

Hard times for many great country artists these years.
:smt006

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:11 pm

Here is a link for the new cd and t-shirt bundle offer:
http://www.myplaydirect.com/johnny-cash ... s/29112905



RKS

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:11 pm

I think this album was shelved in the wake of Johnny's deteriorating relationship with Columbia. If I remember correctly, this may have been around the same time that the "Highwayman" project with Johnny, Waylon, Willie, and Kris emerged, so Columbia promoted a sure moneymaker for them at the expense of Johnny's album. I think the only thing released by Cash on Columbia after that was the infamous "Chicken In Black" single.

The newly discovered album finds Cash in good voice but perhaps a little dated in the context of country music in 1984. At that time, country music was a little more group/band oriented with distinct pop influences. The new traditionalist movement was just starting with Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, and Dwight Yoakam. It would really start to swing back to traditional in 1986-87 with Randy Travis.

It is a shame that Cash didn't pitch this album to Mercury. Then again, Mercury didn't do a very good job of promoting Cash, either.

So it is great that this album emerges 30 years later and can be heard and appreciated by Johnny Cash fans around the world.

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:52 pm

Hi,

We will have an in-depth review of Out Among The Stars (which is an excellent CD) in the next issue of Johnny Cash-The Man in Black which will be published on 1 March. You can find out more about the magazine and subscribe here - http://www.johnnycashfanzine.com/latestissue.html

Peter
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Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:45 pm

Thank you, cashfan. Has anybody listened to the second full song preview yet?

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Fri Feb 14, 2014 2:58 am

Looking forward to hearing the full album.


norrie

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Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:35 pm

Here's your chance to listen to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings duet on the Hank Snow song "I'm Movin' On" from "Out Among The Stars":

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2 ... -with.html

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Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:11 pm

Unfortunately not available in my country

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:59 am

keninlincs wrote:Unfortunately not available in my country

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In mine neither... :(

Saw it too late. But pre-ordered the album. Can't wait to listen to it.

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:07 am

While this CD will be most welcome, all signs suggest that this is going to be a typical early 80s album from Johnny Cash. In other words, whereas this would have passed unnoticed thirty years ago, its now getting quite a fanfare. And there's nothing wrong with that, but what I've heard so far is unremarkable (although pleasant enough), and sounds very similar to the material on The Baron and The Adventures of Johnny Cash. They are solid enough albums, and I enjoy them when I give them a spin. While the early 80s material is generally solid and enjoyable, Cash was often seemingly just churning out material by this time. There are exceptions (Rainbow, Johnny 99, Heroes), but this is likely to be "pleasant" rather than earth-shattering, and unlikely to add any new dimension to the Cash legacy in the way the Personal File recordings did, for example.

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:23 am

poormadpeter wrote:While this CD will be most welcome, all signs suggest that this is going to be a typical early 80s album from Johnny Cash. In other words, whereas this would have passed unnoticed thirty years ago, its now getting quite a fanfare. And there's nothing wrong with that, but what I've heard so far is unremarkable (although pleasant enough), and sounds very similar to the material on The Baron and The Adventures of Johnny Cash. They are solid enough albums, and I enjoy them when I give them a spin. While the early 80s material is generally solid and enjoyable, Cash was often seemingly just churning out material by this time. There are exceptions (Rainbow, Johnny 99, Heroes), but this is likely to be "pleasant" rather than earth-shattering, and unlikely to add any new dimension to the Cash legacy in the way the Personal File recordings did, for example.

That's actually exactly what I expect. A nice, pleasant 80's album. To be honest I don't quite understand all the big fuss around it either but I'm really looking forward to listen to it.

That said I didn't even manage to listen to the whole Complete Columbia box set yet.

Re: Johnny Cash "Out Among The Stars"Preview

Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:06 pm

FULL ALBUM STREAM NOW ON AMAZON! :shock:

http://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Cash/e/B00 ... ordings-20

Sounds exactly like I expected... :lol: