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Johnny Cash, “Orange Blossom Special” Limited Edition LP

NEW RELEASE… Johnny Cash, “Orange Blossom Special” Limited Edition LP
Distinctive Numbered ‘Box Car Series’ on 200g Vinyl


“Johnny Cash transcends country music…he represents what American Music is all about!”


Hollywood,
CA – Exhibit Records announces the release of a special Numbered
Limited Edition album of the Johnny Cash 1964 classic, Orange Blossom
Special. The 200 gram vinyl record has been remastered from the original
master tapes and is handsomely presented in a sturdy old style gatefold
jacket featuring the authentic album cover art, liner notes, historical
recording session information and new archived photos of Johnny Cash
taken in the Columbia Records Nashville studio during the recording
session.  


The
‘Box Car Series’ is so called because the back of each album of this
limited edition pressing contains a tiny replica of the actual Orange
Blossom Special box car that partly appears on the album cover. Each box
car has been strategically foil-stamped with a unique Limited Edition
number. 


Johnny
Cash was known throughout the world as one of the major figures of
post-Hank Williams country music, he constantly sought to expand his
musical horizons and avoid being pigeonholed. Cash was at his most
engagingly eclectic on this early ‘60s recording of Orange Blossom
Special. To begin with, “The Man In Black” covered three tunes by Bob
Dylan, then the most talked-about young singer-songwriter of the dawning
folk-rock era. (“It Ain’t Me Babe,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,”
and “Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind”), Nashville’s essentially
conservative musical establishment hardly embraced Dylan’s mind-blowing
lyrics, but Cash, knowing genius when he heard it, was the first major
country star to cover Dylan’s work. By the same token, he also included
two numbers by A.P. Carter of the legendary Carter Family, who, along
with Jimmy Rodgers, created the musical template that’s still the model
for “traditional” country, bluegrass, and some forms of folk. And Cash’s
unmistakable, tough-hewn baritone rendered the classic fiddle tune that
is the title track, and Harland Howard’s,”The Wall,” one of the prison
songs for which he is known, “Danny Boy” (with a spoken word intro), the
spiritual “Amen” and the time-honored story-song “The Long Black Veil.”
Cash’s songwriting contributions include “You Wild Colorado” and the
ever-relevant protest tune “All Of God’s Children Ain’t Free.” 


Orange
Blossom Special finds Cash backed by the Tennessee Two, his outstanding
guitar/bass tandem of Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant. And there are
guest appearances by such distinguished Nashville names as tenor
saxophonist Boots Randolph, pianists Floyd Cramer and Bill Pursell,
guitarist Norman Blake, and harmonica ace Charlie McCoy. And June Carter
joined Johnny on “It Ain’t Me Babe” for the first of many classic duet
recordings they would make together over the years.


The
Orange Blossom Special album by Johnny Cash is one more example of the
fine music being produced by the budding Hollywood record company,
Exhibit Records. The young music label has curated an eclectic catalog
of classic recordings in a short time and continues to gain high praise
and recognition for their exquisite mastering, high quality pressings
and attention to details as displayed in the fine art and craftsmanship
of their exceptional package design. 


JOHNNY CASH, “ORANGE BLOSSOM SPECIAL” (eXLP1- 44070) 

Producers: Don Law & Frank Jones 


Mastered for this LP by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio 

Pressed at Quality Record Pressings, Salina, KS 

200g/numbered gatefold jacket 


Side One:

1.  Orange Blossom Special  

2.  The Long Black Veil  

3.  It Ain’t Me Babe  

4.  The Wall 

5.  Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright 

6.  You Wild Colorado  


Side Two:

1.  Mama, You’ve Been On My Mind  

2.  When It’s Springtime In Alaska

     (It’s Forty Below)  

3.  All Of God’s Children Ain’t Free  

4.  Danny Boy  

5.  Wildwood Flower  

6.  Amen  


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