Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special [LP] (200 Gram Stereo Audiophile Vinyl, remastered, gatefold with new archival photos, limited/numbered)
Numbered, limited edition 200-gram LP
Plated and pressed at Qualilty Record Pressings
This all-time classic is an eclectic assemblage of songs and styles: three Bob Dylan tunes ( "It Ain't Me, Babe," "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," and "Mama, You've Been on My Mind"), two by A.P. Carter of the Carter Family ("Wildwood Flower" and "Engine 143") plus "Long Black Veil," "The Wall," and the title song.
"Perhaps this should have been titled The Freewheelin' Johnny Cash in homage to the watershed Bob Dylan album. Though conservative country music and liberal folk shared little audience base at the time, Cash crossed that bridge by covering three Dylan tunes on this 1965 classic (reissued here with three previously unreleased tracks). Cash sounds loose and frisky throughout, as he romps from the harmonica-driven title song through the traditional country of 'Long Black Veil,' the Irish standard 'Danny Boy,' and the rousing spiritual 'Amen.' The stripped-down arrangements give the material plenty of room to breathe, with only the female backing chorus sounding dated. Dylan subsequently crossed this musical bridge from the other side, inviting Cash to duet with him on the country-tinged 'Nashville Skyline.'" — Amazon.com
Production: Don Law, Frank Jones
2015 Exhibit Records