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Johnny Cash / Live in Denmark 1971

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Two Johnny Cash live albums – Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 and Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live) – coming soon via Columbia/Legacy Recordings…

Previously available only as a DVD, Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 is being released on CD for the first time next month with a special 2LP set, pressed on red and white vinyl being released exclusively to independent record retailers for Black Friday/Record Store Day.

Cash was at the top of his game when he starred in this concert special for Danish television during a successful tour of Scandinavia in 1971. Filmed before a live audience on a sound stage, it was a typically eclectic Cash show featuring performances with his touring companions – the Tennessee Three (his backing band) June Carter Cash, the Carter Family, Carl Perkins, and the Statler Brothers on a setlist of hits including A Boy Named Sue, I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues and more.



Among his duets with June Carter Cash featured on this live album, If I Were a Carpenter stands out as the song that earned the couple the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Also available for pre-order (for a Feb 2016 release), is the first-ever standalone CD release of Koncert v Praze(In Prague-Live), a recording of Cash live at Sportovnií Hala, one of four shows he performed in Prague during his visit in spring 1978.

Cash had been invited to perform by the Czechoslovakian government who acted as agents, promoters and managers for the visit. They provided 19 work permits for Cash and his entourage and a ‘school bus’ to bring them to Prague from Berlin.

It was first time any major American country or pop music artist had performed behind the Iron Curtain and proved a huge success. For the Czechs who’d previously only heard Cash’s music on Radio Free Europe or smuggled his records across their borders, the chance to see America’s legendary ‘Man in Black’ perform was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Tickets sold out in two days and a total of over 40,000 people attending the four concerts.

Koncert v Praze was first released on vinyl in Czechoslovakia in 1983, pressed on the local classical label Supraphon. In 2012, it was then issued as part of the deluxe box set Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection, while in April this year, a limited edition 12-inch LP edition was pressed on 180-gram ‘Soviet red’ translucent vinyl for Record Store Day.



The limited 2LP set of Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971 is released on 27 November 2015, with the CD release to follow on 4 December. The Koncert v Praze CD is released on 5 February 2016.

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Live in Denmark 1971 CD Edition

Live in Denmark 1971 2LP vinyl

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Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live) CD

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Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971

  1. A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
  2. Sunday Morning Coming Down – Johnny Cash
  3. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  4. Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
  5. Matchbox – Carl Perkins
  6. Me and Bobby McGee – Johnny Cash
  7. Guess Things Happen That Way – Johnny Cash
  8. Bed of Roses – The Statler Brothers
  9. Flowers on the Wall – The Statler Brothers
  10. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  11. Darlin’ Companion – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
  12. If I Were a Carpenter – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
  13. Help Me Make It Through the Night – Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
  14. Man in Black – Johnny Cash
  15. Introduction to The Carter Family
  16. A Song to Mama – The Carter Family
  17. No Need to Worry – Johnny Cash, The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers
  18. Rock of Ages – Johnny Cash, The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers
  19. Children, Go Where I Send Thee – Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers 

Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live)

  1. Ring Of Fire
  2. Folsom Prison Blues
  3. I Still Miss Someone
  4. Big River
  5. Cowboy Medley: I Ride an Old Paint / Streets Of Laredo
  6. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  7. I Walk the Line
  8. Last Date
  9. City of New Orleans
  10. Railroad Medley: Hey Porter / Wreck Of the Old ’97 / Casey Jones / Orange Blossom Special
  11. Wabash Cannonball

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