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I Love You Because / You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven (RSD18)

Sun Records

record store day exclusive 2018 - red 7"

Released: 21st Apr 2018

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First appearance on vinyl for rare version of 1959 hit single exclusively coupled with top #5 c&w smash, both newly remastered.

Launches new sun records singles series in deluxe vintage-style card picture sleeves with sleeve notes and lyrics, pressed on audiophile-quality red vinyl. Originally recorded at Sun Studios during December 1956, this un-overdubbed early take of ‘I Love You Because’ allows the purity of Johnny Cash’s rich baritone to shine through while also showcasing an uncredited Jerry Lee Lewis on piano. Johnny Cash was Sun Records most consistently successful artist and scored many pop and country chart hits throughout his early career and the B-side features one of those, the classic “You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven” (#5 Country chart, #24 Pop chart). This limited edition red 7-inch vinyl single is an exclusive Record Store Day 2018 release and an essential listen for any Man in Black and Rock ‘n’ Roll fan! “We applaud and congratulate Charly Records for ensuring Johnny Cash’s legendary Sun catalogue continues to be available on the quality formats his music deserves, especially on vinyl.” John A. Singleton - President, Sun Entertainment Corporation

I Love You Because / You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven (RSD18)


  1. I Love You Because ( Un-Overdubbed Take 1 )
  2. You’re Nearest Thing To Heaven