New Johnny Cash album to be released this spring

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Well here's a bit of interesting and exciting news – 10 years after his death, a new album of never-before-heard music from Johnny Cash is set to be released.  

According to the AP, back in the early '80s, Johnny recorded an album that for various reasons was shelved without ever being released. Not long afterwards, Cash was dropped by Columbia Records. 

Luckily, Johnny and his wife, June Carter Cash, stashed the tapes and now fans will be able to hear the 30-plus-year-old recordings for the first time ever.  

“They never threw anything away,” their son, John Carter Cash, says. “They kept everything in their lives. They had an archive that had everything in it from the original audio tapes from ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ to random things like a camel saddle, a gift from the prince of Saudi Arabia.”

“We were so excited when we discovered this,” Cash said. “We were like, my goodness this is a beautiful record that nobody has ever heard. Johnny Cash is in the very prime of his voice for his lifetime. He’s pitch perfect. It’s seldom where there’s more than one vocal take. They’re a live take and they’re perfect.”

"Out Among the Stars” is expected to be released March 25. 

[Thanks to Paula for the tip]

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