Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991

7CD £33.99
  • SKU: 6772695
  • UPC: 0602567726951
  • Release Date: 26 June 2020


Label Review. 

Remastered albums: Class Of ‘55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming / Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town / Water From The Wells Of Home / Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series / Classic Cash (Early mixes) / Boom Chicka Boom / The Mystery Of Life. Also available on Vinyl (without bonus tracks).

Our Overview. 

In 1986, after almost 30 years on Columbia Records, Country music legend Johnny Cash released his first album on Mercury Records – ‘Class Of ’55’, in collaboration with fellow Sun Records alumni Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Seven years later, his last recording before signing with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings would be another collaboration, “The Wanderer”, with U2.

In the years that span those recordings, Johnny Cash released a total of six albums for Mercury. Despite significant focus and attention around his Columbia and American recordings, his Mercury catalogue has never been revisited… until now. UMe / Mercury Records are proud to announce that 2020 will see the release of ‘Johnny Cash: The Complete Mercury Studio Albums (1986-1991)’ – a 7CD/ 7LP boxed set featuring newly remastered audio for the very first time, using the original Mercury master tapes.

Notably, the album ‘Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series’ is presented in a 2LP format for the very first time. With brand new liner notes by music writer Scott Schinder, ‘Johnny Cash: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings (1986-1991)’ represents the very first deep dive into the Country music legend’s Mercury catalogue, and reveals its importance as the bridge between his better known catalogues on Columbia and American.


Class Of ‘55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming: Birth Of Rock And Roll / Sixteen Candles / Class Of ‘55 / Waymore’s Blues / We Remember The King / Coming Home / Rock And Roll (Fais-Do-Do) / Keep My Motor Running / I Will Rock And Roll With You / Big Train (From Memphis)

Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town: The Big Light / The Ballad Of Barbara / I’d Rather Have You / Let Him Roll / The Night Hank Williams Came To Town / Sixteen Tons / Letters From Home / W. Lee O’Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) / Heavy Metal (Don’t Mean Rock And Roll To Me) / My Ship Will Sail

Water From The Wells Of Home: Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (With Roseanne Cash & The Everly Brothers) / As Long As I Live (With Emmylou Harris) / Where Did We Go Right (With June Carter Cash and The Carter Family) / The Last Of The Drifters (With Tom T. Hall) / Call Me The Breeze (With John Carter Cash)That Old Wheel (With Hank Williams, Jr.) / Sweeter Than The Flowers (With Waylon Jennings) / A Croft In Clachan (The Ballad Of Rob MacDunn) (With Glen Campbell) / New Moon Over Jamaica (With Paul McCartney) / Water From The Wells Of Home (With John Carter Cash)

Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series: Get Rhythm / Tennessee Flat Top Box / Long Black Veil / A Thing Called Love / I Still Miss Someone / Cry, Cry, Cry / Blue Train / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Five Feet High And Rising / Peace In The Valley / Don’t Take Your Guns To Town / Home Of The Blues / Guess Things Happen That Way / I Got Stripes / I Walk The Line / Ring Of Fire / Ballad Of Ira Hayes / The Ways Of A Woman In Love / Folsom Prison Blues / Supper Time

Classic Cash (Early mixes): Sunday Morning Coming Down / Get Rhythm / I Walk The Line / Long Black Veil / I Still Miss Someone / Blue Train / I Got Stripes / Peace In The Valley / Five Feet High And Rising / Folsom Prison Blues / Cry, Cry, Cry / Don’t Take Your Guns To Town / Tennessee Flat Top Box / A Thing Called Love / The Ways Of A Woman In Love / Ballad Of Ira Hayes / Guess Things Happen That Way / Home Of The Blues / Supper Time / Ring Of Fire

Boom Chicka Boom: A Backstage Pass / Cat’s In The Cradle / Farmer’s Almanac / Don’t Go Near The Water / Family Bible / Harley / I Love You, Love You / Hidden Shame / Monteagle Mountain / That’s One You Owe Me / Veteran’s Day (b-side of of The Mystery Of Life) / I Shall Be Free (b-side of of Farmer’s Almanac) / I Draw The Line (previously unreleased) / A Backstage Pass (early version) / Harley (early version) / That’s One You Owe Me (early version) / Veteran’s Day (early version)

The Mystery Of Life: The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All / I’m An Easy Rider / The Mystery Of Life / Hey Porter / Beans For Breakfast / Goin’ By The Book / Wanted Man / I’ll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again (with Tom T. Hall) / The Hobo Song / Angel And The Badman / The Wanderer (with U2) [Long version from the Faraway, So Close! soundtrack album]