Between 1958 and 1986, Johnny Cash released a number of his most acclaimed singles and albums through Columbia Records. And though Cash eventually left the label citing improper marketing, the industry stalwart will celebrate Cash’s monumental run with the release of Johnny Cash – The Complete Columbia Album Collection on October 30th.
The box set will include a total of 63 discs, comprised of 59 albums and four bonus discs. In fact, the collection marks the first-ever CD release for 35 titles. The material covered will range from 1958’s The Fabulous Johnny Cash to 1990’s Highwayman 2 (the sophomore album of Cash’s super group the Highwaymen, which featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson). Also included are various live albums, soundtracks, and several rare titles.
The aforementioned bonus material will be centered around two compilations. The first, Johnny Cash with His Hot & Blue Guitar, features 28 tracks culled from Cash’s Sun Records years from 1954 to 1958. The second compilation is a double-CD collection called The Singles, and features unreleased singles and B-sides alongside Cash’s appearances on other artists’ songs.
For a full list of albums and to pre-order your copy, head over to Amazon.com. The set comes just months after the release of the gospel-themed collection Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth.