Universal Music Enterprises Commemorates Johnny Cash’s Mercury Records Era


(Los Angeles, CA) Born in the State of Arkansas, U.S.A., Johnny Cash successfully escaped his cotton farmer background.  In fact; as an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor and author he is legendary.  Incidentally, John R. Cash was born on February 26th, 1932.  He died on September 12th, 2003.  In between, he is credited with having sold more than 90 million music albums, worldwide.  Helping to arrive, at the previous milestone are 71 released studio music albums.  Additionally, all 71 music albums are fan favorites.  The latter is due to the fact that; they successfully bridged the country, rock & roll, blues, folk and gospel genres.  One could also say, crossover appeal.  Due to his crossover appeal, Johnny Cash was inducted into the following three halls of fame.  The halls of fame are; the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  Recently, Universal Music Enterprises announced that, it will commemorate Johnny Cash.  Specifically, the aforementioned music industry giant revealed that, it will commemorate Johnny Cash’s Mercury Records Era.  The previously said, will be done through a re-release and release of music albums.  For the former and the latter, the music albums are; The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991, and, Easy Rider:  The Best of the Mercury Recordings.  Both, have a release date of April 24th, 2020.
            On April 24th, 2020, the release of the aforementioned music albums, will be done as vinyl records or albums.  For The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991, and, Easy Rider:  The Best of the Mercury Recordings; the record labels are the following.  Officially; the record labels are Mercury Records, and, Universal Music Enterprises.  However and returning to, Johnny Cash, the aforementioned musician was once stuck between record labels.  In fact, in the middle of the decade of the 1980s, he left Columbia Records after almost thirty years.  Determined to prove that, his musical gifts were as sharp as ever, Johnny Cash signed with Mercury Records.  What resulted were six music albums, within a five year span.  These five music albums were released between the years 1986, and, 1991.  Additionally, these five music albums are celebrated, because, they feature notable and newsworthy collaborations.  Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and Hank Williams, Jr. are the musicians; with whom Johnny Cash collaborated with.  Music critics often refer to these music albums, as transitional, as part of Johnny Cash’s body of work.  However, other times music critics call these music albums, an overlooked and underappreciated chapter.  The resurrection of the Mercury Records Era music albums, did receive assistance.  The assistance came from, Universal Music Group Studios Nashville.  Specifically, engineer Kevin Reeves when he re-mastered these music albums, from Mercury’s master tapes.
            Returning to; Johnny Cash’s Mercury Records Era, the aforementioned and as previously said, is being commemorated through two music albums.  These two music albums, will be released on April 24th, 2020.  The release will be done as, 180 gram vinyl records or albums.  Specifically, The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991, will be released as 7 vinyl records.  Meanwhile, Easy Rider:  The Best of the Mercury Recordings, will be released as 2 vinyl records.  The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991, is made up of six music albums.  The six music albums are; Class of ’55:  Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming (1986), Johnny Cash is Coming to Town (1987), Water from the Wells of Home (1988), Classic Cash:  Hall of Fame Series (1988), Boom Chicka Boom (1990) and The Mystery of Life (1991).  Easy Rider:  The Best of the Mercury Recordings, is a newly created portfolio.  This portfolio is a compilation of 24 songs.  The idea of these 24 songs, is to highlight Johnny Cash’s Mercury Records Era.
            To end and as previously said, Johnny Cash’s discography is made up of 71 music albums.  The eight most recent music albums are; The Road Goes on Forever (1995), American II:  Unchained (1996), American III:  Solitary Man (2000), American IV:  The Man Comes Around (2002), My Mother’s Hymn Book (2004), American V:  A Hundred Highways (2006), American VI:  Ain’t No Grave (2010) and Out among the Stars (2014).  As previously stated, Universal Music Enterprises recently announced that, it will commemorate Johnny Cash.  Specifically, the aforementioned music industry giant revealed that, it will commemorate Johnny Cash’s Mercury Records Era.  The previously said, will be done through a re-release and release of music albums.  For the former and the latter, the music albums are; The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991, and, Easy Rider:  The Best of the Mercury Recordings.  Both, have a release date of April 24th, 2020.  Lastly; the record labels are Mercury Records, and, Universal Music Enterprises. 

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03/13/2020



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