Indispensable double-disc compilation of Man In Black's Sun years

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Johnny Cash – Lonesome In Black
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There’s a glut of Johnny Cash compilations on the market but Lonesome In Black, a peerless collection of 40 songs from the Sun years between 1955-58, is a must-have. It’s pointless to argue whether these early slices of earthy rockabilly represent Cash’s best period, as the totality of his work stands as a testament to his genius over half a century. But “I Walk The Line”, “Hey Porter”, “Big River” et al are the foundation stone.

If you don’t already own these classic sides then buy this collection just for the way the great man sings, “I shot a man in Reno just to see him die” on “Folsom Prison Blues”. Essential.