Third Man Records, the label founded by White Stripes frontman Jack White, have unearthed a previously unreleased Johnny Cash live album from 1973. It will be available to purchase from Friday, July 31st.
The album, entitled A Night To Remember, was recorded over a week in 1973, when the singer-songwriter took part in a concert series at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre. The series of shows, dubbed ‘A Week To Remember’, also featured performances by Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Earth, Wind and Fire and many others.
The double vinyl set features staples of Cash’s catalogue, including ‘I Walk The Line’, ‘A Boy Named Sue’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues’. The recording also features guest appearances by Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, and rock & roll pioneer, Carl Perkins.
A Night To Remember is available exclusively through Third Man Records’ Vault subscription service.
Purchase of the album comes with a 7-inch single of ‘Forever Words’, the 2018 project which saw Cash’s lyrics and poems set to music for the first time. A DVD set and previously unreleased Forever Words pieces are also included.
It isn’t the first time Third Man Records have released a historic live performance on vinyl this year. In June, the label announced plans to release a live recording of the final concert performed by The Stooges’ original line-up.
The Stooges’ Live At Goose Lake: August 8th 1970 comes out on Friday, August 7th, and is available for pre-order now.
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