Johnny Cash’s rare concert will be released by Third Man Records

Jack White’s Nashville-based Third Man Records continues its quarterly series of unique and collectible recordings with the upcoming release of Vault Package 45, A night to remember, by Johnny Cash. Commemorating a 1973 concert not previously available at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles, the vinyl package includes a vintage white double LP and a gold foil LP jacket, a 7 “gold single with an A-side with” Dark and Bloody Ground, “a previously unavailable track by Ruston Kelly, and a top-secret” mystery artist “featured on the B-side of the single. Both cuts were recorded for the Words forever compilation, a 2018 collection of Cash’s poetry and lyrics with music for the first time, and a DVD of the performance. Registration for the limited edition package is now open until midnight Central Time on July 31.

In 1973 Johnny Cash was on his way to American icon status as he had become one of the most popular musicians on the planet. As a longtime artist on the mighty Columbia Records, directed by Clive Davis at the time, Cash was included in a unique series of shows that take place in Los Angeles from the end of April of that year until May 5. . Appropriately approved as “A Week to Remember,” each night’s performance, with the highest ticket price of just $ 7.50, featuring pop, rock, jazz, R&B, folk, and country performances. Especially highlighted was one of the labels’ most striking new acts, Bruce Springsteen, who made his formal debut in Los Angeles on a night that also featured Dr. Hook.

On May 5, the seventh and final night of the series at Ahmanson, Cash appeared alongside Nashville superstars Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Lynn Anderson, and Charlie Rich for a performance that included some of Man in’s most memorable hits. Black: a powerful “Big River”, a masterful version of Kris Kristofferson’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down”; “Folsom Prison Blues”; and “I Walk the Line”. The release of Third Man marks the first time that Cash’s full show that night has been available as a multitrack recording, with the DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage and highlights from Cash’s live show, which featured special appearances. June Carter Cash, Larry Gatlin, and Carl Perkins.

A night to remember track list:

  1. “Rio Grande”
  2. “Sunday morning going down”
  3. “The City of New Orleans”
  4. “Ballad of Barbara”
  5. “A boy named Sue”
  6. “Go to Memphis”
  7. “That silver haired daddy” (with Carl Perkins)
  8. Mix: “Hey Porter” / “Folsom Prison Blues” / “Wreck of the Old 97” / “Orange Blossom Special”
  9. “I walk the line”
  10. “Jackson” (with June Carter Cash)
  11. “If I were a carpenter” (with June Carter Cash)
  12. “Help me get through the night”
  13. “Help Me” (with June Carter Cash and Larry Gatlin)
  14. “Sir, is it me?” / “The Last Supper”
  15. “If I Had a Hammer” (with June Carter Cash)
  16. “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” (with June Carter Cash and Carl Perkins)
  17. Daddy Sang Bass (with June Carter Cash and Carl Perkins)
  18. “Folsom Prison Blues” (outro)