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The Fabulous Johnny Cash
US
1959
Catalog Number
  • CL 1253 / CS 8122
Image
Label
  • Columbia
Information
  • Johnny Cash's first album for Columbia Records. 

    The cover of the 1990 Sony Music CD reissue was heavily cropped compared to the original:

    The 2002 reissue stored the front cover:

    Reissue History of The Fabulous Johnny Cash:

    1. Stereo edition released on CD as part of Bear Family Record's "The Man in Black 1954-1958" (BCD 15517).

    2. Reissued on CD by Sony Music on their Collectors Series Country sub-label in the early 1990s (WK 75024).

    3. Reissued on CD in March of 2002 by Columbia/Legacy in celebration of Johnny Cash's 70th Birthday (CK 86333). This edition included six bonus tracks, two of which were previously unreleased anywhere; 1. Oh, What a Dream (Previously unreleased alternate take - the very first take of Johnny Cash's first Columbia recording session), 2. Mama's Baby (Originally released on "The Unissued Johnny Cash" (BFX 15016)/"The Man in Black 1954-1958" (BCD 15517)), 3. Fool's Hall of Fame (Originally released on "The Unissued Johnny Cash" (BFX 15016)/"The Man in Black 1954-1958" (BCD 15517)), 4. I'll Remember You (Previously unreleased alternate recording), 5. Cold Shoulder (Originally released on "The Unissued Johnny Cash"/"The Man in Black 1954-1958" (BCD 15517)), 6. Walking the Blues (Originally released on "The Unissued Johnny Cash" (BFX 15016)/"The Man in Black 1954-1958" (BCD 15517)).

    4. Mono LP (CL-1253) reissued by Columbia/Legacy in November 2012 for Record Store Day. Limited to 3,000 copies, which all came in replicas of the original sleeve.

    5. The original mono-mix reissued on CD by Columbia/Legacy in December 2012 on "The Complete Columbia Album Collection". The CD comes in a miniature replica of the original album artwork.

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