Legacy Recordings Set To Release We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
A Deluxe CD/DVD Set Capturing The All-star 80th Birthday Concert Spectacular
NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release We Walk The The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash in a deluxe CD/DVD set and Blu-ray disc on Tuesday, August 7.
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash was lensed and recorded on Friday, April 20, 2012 at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas when an all-star roster of legendary musicians paid tribute to Johnny Cash--his music, his roots, his influence, his heritage--in an unforgettable concert experience.
With Grammy-winning producer Don Was serving as musical director, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash showcased a wide spectrum of sound including Outlaw country pioneers (Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson), contemporary icons (Ronnie Dunn, Evanescence's Amy Lee) and Grammy Award winners (Pat Monahan of Train and The Carolina Chocolate Drops).
Featuring an all-star band led by Was with Buddy Miller, Kenny Aronoff, Ian McLagen and Greg Leisz, We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash includes such remarkable pairings such as Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow performing "If I Were A Carpenter," one of several duets recorded by Cash and his wife, June Carter Cash; Train's Pat Monahan and Shelby Lynne trading verses on "It Ain't Me Babe"; Kris Kristofferson joining Jamey Johnson for "Sunday Morning Comin' Down," both returning with Willie Nelson and Shooter Jennings for "The Highwayman."
Solo highlights on We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash include "Folsom Prison Blues" by Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams' stunning reinterpretation of Nine Inch Nails' "Hurt" (performed by Johnny Cash on American IV: The Man Comes Around, the last album released during the artist's lifetime); and "Long Black Veil" by the acclaimed American singer-songwriter Iron & Wine.
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash crescendos with more than two-dozen musicians on-stage capping a once-in-a-lifetime concert with an ecstatic rendition of "I Walk The Line."
The deluxe CD/DVD package includes live concert shots and portrait photography in addition to feature interviews with all the performers from the concert.
A broadcast television version of We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash premieres nationally on Friday, August 10 as part of PBS Pledge.
Also coming August 7, Legacy Recordings will premiere four titles in the label's newly-curated "Johnny Cash - The Greatest" series including Country Songs, Gospel Songs, Duets, and The Number Ones.
We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash
I Still Miss Someone - rehearsal performance by Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash, His Life and Music – Artist interviews, Johnny Cash archival footage, more
Walking The Line: The Making of a Celebration - behind-the-scenes of the historic Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Concert Celebration
SOURCE Legacy Recordings