“Man in Black” fans are excited to hear that they will get new recordings from their favorite iconic country music singer, Johnny Cash. Previously unreleased, the recordings were taken from overseas performances in the 1970’s.
The first of the projects, Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971, is set for release on on Dec. 4, through Columbia/Legacy Recordings. Previously in 2006, the project was released as a DVD.
The Denmark project is also being released exclusively to independent record stores in a special set of two LPs, pressed on red and white vinyl, for Record Store Day Black Friday 2015. The track listing includes “A Boy Named Sue,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.”
Man in Black: Live in Denmark 1971 also features “If I Were a Carpenter,” which won Cash and June Carter Cash a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal.
– (above) From Johnny Cash 1979 Christmas Special
The second live release is Koncert V Praze (In Prague — Live), which will be released on Feb. 5, 2016. This project was recorded on April 11, 1978, at a show organized by the Czechoslovakian government to see how people inside the Soviet bloc would react to an American artist like Cash.
According to a press release, Koncert V Praze “did more for U.S.-Czech relations in four concerts than [the U.S. Ambassador at the time] could have accomplished in four years.”
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