Johnny Cash's Son Says There Are More Records Coming From The Vaults
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.14.2014
More unreleased material...
In an interview with the BBC (via NME), John Carter Cash said that the new Johnny Cash album Out Among The Stars is a "great treasure" and there will be more music released in the future. The album will be released in March and features 12 songs from Cash, recorded for Columbia Records between 1981 and 1984. There are duets with his wife June Carter and friend Waylon Jennings.
They have never been released before as they were recorded when Cash had a tarnished public image and his career seemed to be over. He was dropped after by the label. John Carter Cash found the recordings in a vault when he was looking through his father's private archive in 2012. He found hundreds of reels of unreleased live and studio recordings, including duets with Bob Dylan. This will be the fourth posthumous album released since Cash died in 2003 at the age of 71.
His son said: "There is more music to be released that is unheard, there are some great recordings. But we don't want to release something unless it means something. It has to be in line with what we believe my father would have wanted released."
The Cash estate has made a lot of money after Cash's death, and the new recordings are expected to bring in more. In 2009, Cash sold over three million albums, earning around $8 million. Carter Cash defended the decision to release the material.
He added: "Do you want to see another Picasso if there's one that nobody has ever seen before? I would say that probably the world would want to see another Picasso. And it's really the same thing. This is a work of art."