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Complete Mercury Albums 1986-1991

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Released: 26th Jun 2020


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