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At Sun Records, Sam Phillips didn't allow the Man in Black to record his beloved gospel songs, so when Johnny Cash moved over to Columbia he got down to the Lord's business rather quickly, recording two sacred records with... more »
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At Sun Records, Sam Phillips didn't allow the Man in Black to record his beloved gospel songs, so when Johnny Cash moved over to Columbia he got down to the Lord's business rather quickly, recording two sacred records within his first three years at the new label. This 24-song collection combines 1959's Hymns by Johnny Cash and 1961's Hymns of the Heart, making it more cohesive and compelling than most of the other Cash gospel sets. Cash adds a few originals to a variety of older well-known and obscure gospel songs. Along the way, the steady churn of the Tennessee Two is embellished by piano and vocal chorus, but it's Cash's own solemn and earnest readings that truly make this collection an essential entry into his catalog. --Marc Greilsamer
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A wonderful collection of faith
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm very pleased to listen to these songs, and I've especially loved "It was Jesus". The voice of Johnny Cash is uncomparable, and a great faith springs out of his interpretation, in spite of his trouble. Jesus bless you, Johnny, and may your sing be a way to lead people to Him."
I love the gospel music that JC and his wife does
Noleki Jackson (njackson@computron. | Freeport, Texas | 10/13/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hi Johnny and June, God bless you in all that you do for the Saviour. My husband and I have been great followers of your music since Sun record in the 50's. We love all of your music. Sorry about your health but pray that God will touch you in very special ways."
1992 Mastered, but Includes Johnny Cash's Entire First and S
Bryan E. Leed | Dayton, OH USA | 03/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD came out in 1992. It is a compilation of the entire first and second Gospel albums by Johnny Cash: HYMNS BY JOHNNY CASH and HYMNS FROM THE HEART!
This album is very quiet, easy listening. I like it for quiet Sunday afternoons. These are standard musical arrangements in a mid-1950's style, but the songs are very mellow, calm, and filled with great lyrics about the Christian life, as well as many references to Bible verses and stories!
Don't expect the groundbreaking style of the Johnny Cash smash hits that he is most famous for, though! These songs are pretty much in the conventional, standard music industry sound before the birth of rock-n-roll. This is a bit of a throwback in musical styling, but it is also a sincere, heartfelt presentation of songs and Christian values that Johnny Cash loved and respected since his childhood, and through his entire life.
The CD booklet is b/w and pretty barebones. There is a short essay about the albums, which is interesting, but very little photography, only one photo on the cover and one other photo inside.
This is great to listen to because it is two albums on one CD, so you get nearly one hour of laid back Gospel tunes, which I really enjoy!
The first dozen songs, the entire HYMNS BY JOHNNY CASH album, has been re-mastered and re-released in 2002, tens years after THE GOSPEL COLLECTION came out. This re-mastered HYMNS BY JOHNNY CASH sounds cleaner, clearer and louder than the 1992 release, and it comes with a nice CD booklet full of many b/w photos and lots of text about the recording sessions. This is a great purchase, too, but if I had to pick only one, I would get THE GOSPEL COLLECTION first, since you get TWO albums, (and the HYMNS FROM THE HEART album songs are only available on this CD, as far as I know)."