Johnny Cash: Lost Album ‘Out Among The Stars’ Should Stay Lost, Says Some Fans
Johnny Cash’s lost album Out Among The Stars is already becoming popular and infamous among some Cash fans.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the lost Johnny Cash album will be released in the spring of 2014.
And it’s not like these are outtakes that were dredged up from some lost files. These are real studio quality recordings that were discovered in the Johnny Cash estate by John Carter Cash:
“When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material…. They never threw anything away. 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 found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s … they were beautiful.”
Shortly after the news came out people started reacting on social media. In general, most people were excited to see anything new from Johnny Cash.
— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) December 15, 2013
But others pointed out how that period of time was considered a dark era for Johnny Cash and thus his work may reflect this mood. The album was recorded in Nashville during sessions in 1981 and 1984 but never released. Cash was working with producer Billy Sherrill in attempt to modernize Cash’s sound since pop country was just beginning to become popular in that time frame. This may or may not be a good thing depending your musical tastes. As some reports put it, the “resulting project felt short of its desired outcome” and “is it wise to release an album that Cash’s label didn’t see fit to release?”
Lost Johnny Cash album to be released in 2014. Cash's output was uneven artistically in the 1980s, we'll see. http://t.co/1nuNYYdCSM
— Doctor Nick (@Dr__Nick) December 15, 2013
I’ve also seen some comments point out how this seems to resemble the after-death music album releases by Tupac and other notable musicians. If anything, some may view the release of the lost album Out Among The Stars as just a way to cash in on Cash’s legacy (pardon the pun) without honoring his memory.
But the son doesn’t seem to think fans will be disappointed:
“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.”
Do you think the release of the lost Johhny Cash album called Out Among The Stars is a good idea or a bad idea?