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New Johnny Cash Releases and a Giveaway too

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On October 31st, Mercury/UM released Johnny Cash in Ireland, an hour long concert DVD of a 1993 performance at the Olympia Theater in Dublin. He is joined by his wife June, the Carter Family,and Kris Kristofferson. If you’re a Cash fan, then you probably want to have this.

the approximately one-hour-long concert showcases Cash singing many of his greatest hits–“I Walk The Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Get Rhythm,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky,” “Daddy Sang Bass” and “Ring Of Fire” plus “I Still Miss Someone.”

He also sings with wife June Carter Cash (their classic duet “Jackson”), son John Carter Cash (“No Use In Treatin’ Me This Way”), Kris Kristofferson (“Big River” and “Long Black Veil”), and The Carter Family, who perform their own gems too–“Keep On The Sunny Side,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Wabash Cannonball.” In addition, John Carter Cash solos Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” and Irish popster Sandy Kelly joins Cash, Kristofferson and The Carter Family on “Forty Shades Of Green,” the Johnny Cash-penned tribute to Ireland.

So who wants this DVD as an early Christmas present? Look at me, December 11th, I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping, and here I am giving away a DVD on my site. Ah priorities…

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment below. I’ll randomly choose a winner in a few days, and get the DVD shipped off to the winner before Christmas.

UPDATE: We gotta winner! See here.

Another cool recent release is Johnny Cash – At San Quentin: Legacy Edition. It contains the full show from San Quentin Prison and a 1969 documentary of the event.

Here’s a promo for the boxed set….

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Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line (Audio stream: WMP, Quicktime, Real) – live in San Quentin (“man you in the wrong place to bend over, don’t you know it? Get up from there with that camera!”)

Buy Johnny Cash In Ireland – 1993
Buy Johnny Cash – At San Quentin: Legacy Edition

18 Comments

  • Gerry

    What a great venue, the Olympia Theatre, for such a great performer and lineup – it must have been a fine concert.
    If I don’t win I’ll be compelled to buy it.

  • Zack

    Oh I can’t pass up this opportunity! Fingers crossed!

    I’m also glad that I never bought San Quentin on cd. Too often these fancy editions get released a month after I finally get around to buying a classic album.

  • B2

    Like everyone else, I would love to win… Regardless, though, thanks for putting in the hard work to maintain this site, Pete. I hope you have a fantastic holiday season and a music-filled 2007. Take care… (and go do your Christmas shopping!) 🙂

  • Eric #2

    Pick me! Pick me!
    Well, of course I hope I win, but I mainly want to thank you for all your work, Pete. I enjoy your blog very much – all this year’s Springsteen has been great. Happy Holidays.

  • The Chainsaw

    Johnny Cash defines the tough guy image. As Johnny said many times, Nobody else could have lived through my life. In a world obsessed with Chuck Norris , Johnny Cash kicks Chuck’s ass. When Cash came out to play a date he always made a statement that summed up everything you were going to see. The hard life, the living through adversity, self indulgenace,injustice, and wrongs being righted. “I’m Johnny Cash”
    When the man in black spoke up , you knew there was something special ahead. When you hear,”I’m Chuck Norris” you think, “Oh Hell, he’s trying to sell me an at home gym.”
    For the man in black’s better days, I hope I win.
    Hand guns and cattle prods, it’s what’s for Christmas

  • Pete

    Using a mathematical formula that would befuddle even Stephen Hawking himself, it has been determined the winner this go-round is Zack!

    Do not lose faith, ye who did not win, you too will have your day.

  • John Cordova

    It’s great to see what I feel is the re emergence of Johnny Cash music. I think he was forgotten for a long period in his life. Thanks JC

  • Dan

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for all the tunes in 2006 and here’s to a wonderful and successful 2007.
    And pick me.

    Dan

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