by Johnny Cash


"I remember when I fell into June's 'Ring of Fire.' There was a lot of showing it as well as saying it. Never has there been a deeper love than my love for her. At times it was painful, but we shared the pain, so it was just half painful." --Johnny Cash, liner notes excerpt

As much as Cash has celebrated the joy and pain of pursuing, finding, and losing love, he's been forever perplexed by its power. This is the subtext that gives many of the songs on LOVE (part of a triptych that includes GOD and MURDER) an edgy, restless ambience, as if what's here today might well be gone tomorrow if he doesn't watch himself. "I Walk the Line," from 1956, introduced a mindset that would be equally manifest in 1967's "I Tremble for You" (previously unreleased in the U.S.) and 1996's "The One Rose (That's Left in My Heart)." On the other hand, you can disregard the philosophical underpinnings and simply enjoy the feelings aroused by these stirring meditations: "Flesh and Blood," "Ring of Fire," the haunting, atmospheric "I Still Miss Someone," and a brisk foray into western swing on "I Feel Better All Over," an overlooked gem from 1960. Only a handful of artists have plumbed the complexities of love as effectively as Cash; fewer still have been big enough to admit to having no easy answers as to what it's all about. David McGee

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972664026
catalogNumber: 726640

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Johnny Cash   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Adaptation
Lew DeWitt   Composer
Steven Berkowitz   Producer,Compilation Co-Producer
Bono   Liner Notes
Charlie Bragg   Producer
June Carter Cash   Composer,Liner Notes
Bob Johnston   Producer
Frank Jones   Producer
Kenny Rogers   Composer
Don Law   Producer
Rick Rubin   Producer
Mark Wilder   Engineer
Quaglieri   Compilation Co-Producer
Sam Phillips   Producer
Leon Smith   Composer
Don Hunstein   Cover Photo
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Chris Athens   Engineer
John Naatjes   Tape Research
L. Smith   Composer
K. Rogers   Composer

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