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Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991

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7CD (pre-order)

Expected Release: 26th Jun 2020


7LP (pre-order)

Expected Release: 26th Jun 2020


In 1986, after almost 30 years on Columbia Records, Country music legend Johnny Cash released his first album on Mercury Records – Class Of ’55, in collaboration with fellow Sun Records alumni Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Seven years later, his last recording before signing with Rick Rubin’s American Recordings would be another collaboration, “The Wanderer”, with U2. In the years that span those recordings, Johnny Cash released a total of six albums for Mercury. Despite significant focus and attention around his Columbia and American recordings, his Mercury catalogue has never been revisited… until now. With brand new liner notes by music writer Scott Schinder, Johnny Cash: The Complete Mercury Studio Recordings (1986-1991) represents the very first deep dive into the Country music legend’s Mercury catalogue, and reveals its importance as the bridge between his better known catalogues on Columbia and American.

Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991


  1. Birth Of Rock And Roll
  2. Sixteen Candles
  3. Class Of '55
  4. Waymore’s Blues
  5. We Remember The King
  6. Coming Home
  7. Rock And Roll (Fais-Do-Do)
  8. Keep My Motor Running
  9. I Will Rock And Roll With You
  10. Big Train (From Memphis)
  11. The Big Light
  12. The Ballad Of Barbara
  13. I'd Rather Have You
  14. Let Him Roll
  15. The Night Hank Williams Came To Town
  16. Sixteen Tons
  17. Letters From Home
  18. W. Lee O'Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys)
  19. Heavy Metal (Don't Mean Rock And Roll To Me)
  20. My Ship Will Sail
  21. Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (With Roseanne Cash & The Everly Brothers)
  22. As Long As I Live (With Emmylou Harris)
  23. Where Did We Go Right (With June Carter Cash and The Carter Family)
  24. The Last Of The Drifters (With Tom T. Hall)
  25. Call Me The Breeze (With John Carter Cash)
  26. That Old Wheel (With Hank Williams, Jr.)
  27. Sweeter Than The Flowers (With Waylon Jennings)
  28. A Croft In Clachan (The Ballad Of Rob MacDunn) (With Glen Campbell)
  29. New Moon Over Jamaica (With Paul McCartney)
  30. Water From The Wells Of Home (With John Carter Cash)
  31. Tennessee Flat Top Box
  32. Long Black Veil
  33. A Thing Called Love
  34. I Still Miss Someone
  35. Cry, Cry, Cry
  36. Blue Train
  37. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  38. Five Feet High And Rising
  39. Peace In The Valley
  40. Don't Take Your Guns To Town
  41. Home Of The Blues
  42. Guess Things Happen That Way
  43. I Got Stripes
  44. I Walk The Line
  45. Ring Of Fire
  46. Ballad Of Ira Hayes
  47. The Ways Of A Woman In Love
  48. Folsom Prison Blues
  49. Supper Time
  50. A Backstage Pass
  51. Cat's In The Cradle
  52. Farmer's Almanac
  53. Don't Go Near The Water
  54. Family Bible
  55. Harley
  56. I Love You, Love You
  57. Hidden Shame
  58. Monteagle Mountain
  59. That's One You Owe Me
  60. The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All
  61. I'm An Easy Rider
  62. The Mystery Of Life
  63. Hey Porter
  64. Beans For Breakfast
  65. Goin' By The Book
  66. Wanted Man
  67. I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again (with Tom T. Hall)
  68. The Hobo Song
  69. Angel And The Badman