4-CD Digipak (10 pages) with 28-page booklet, 66 single titles. Playing time approx. 273 minutes.
Audiobook. Language: German/German:'In good and bad days, the biography of Bettina Greve'. The exclusive audio book manuscript read by actor Peter Lohmeyer with a foreword by Wiglaf Droste contains - interspersed - 36 original songs by Johnny Cash in full length, including Ring Of Fire, Folsom Prison Blues, I Walk The Line, Man In Black, Hey Porter, In Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home, and the German sung Wer kennt den Weg.
On course: Johnny Cash (1932 - 2003)
For better or for worse
When Johnny Cash was about to perform in the evening, he always made sure that his lunch was light and digestible. After lunch, he would lie down for an hour if at all possible. Mostly he didn't even sleep, but being alone and being calm did him good, gave him new strength and energy. In his mind he then went through the planned program, song by song.
Anyone who has experienced him up close knows about his great charisma. The man was the embodiment of the Southern American mentality. Although he was firmly rooted, he never became a narrow-minded Southerner.
Johnny Cash was a figure of light, the symbol of American country music and at the same time one of the most prominent outsiders in the superficially glittering Nashville scene; his merit was to have tasted this genre to people who otherwise did not like country music at all - all over the world; he was a singing storyteller and often an'angry poet'; an Americana expert and itinerant preacher of morality; a rebel and advocate of fundamental Christianity. In great emotional distress he had once found God and since then tried to live according to the teachings of Jesus.
He knew enough ups and downs - creative as well as private. His life and his suffering with the world always held enough material ready for the creation of legends. Johnny Cash didn't care much, he didn't take himself too seriously. He was driven by music. One thing is certain: he was once acclaimed as a superstar and then almost fell into oblivion. After a long break in the charts, the popularity barometer of all musicians, Johnny Cash finally managed to become a monument to himself at the beginning of the 1990s.
Sam Phillips paved his way into the record industry in the mid-50s. Phillips was the head of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, and had also discovered Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. After Johnny Cash had landed the hit I Walk The Line in 1956 with his help, his professional career steadily went uphill. He made a name for himself in the 1960s with concept albums - records dedicated to just one subject at a time. On'Blood, Sweat And Tears', for example, he sang of the nameless and underprivileged, the small workers; the concept album'Ballads Of The True West' was dedicated to American cowboys and outlaws - no place for romanticising transfiguration; on'Bitter Tears' he told in a moving way about the extinction of the American natives, the Indians.
In the second half of the 1960s, Cash was in the basement of his existence because of his dependence on pills. But he rose from the ashes like a phoenix after his withdrawal.
|Auf Kurs - Johnny Cash Biografie (4-CD) 1|
|1:||Cotton Pickin' Hands|
|2:||In Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home|
|3:||Five Feet High And Rising|
|4:||The Frozen Four-Hundred-Pound-Fair-To-Middin'|
|5:||Daddy Sang Bass|
|6:||I Wanna Go Home|
|9:||Home Of The Blues|
|10:||Wide Open Road|
|11:||Cry, Cry, Cry|
|12:||So Doggone Lonesome|
|13:||I Walk The Line|
|14:||Give My Love To Rose|
|15:||Guess Things Happen That Way|
|16:||All Over Again|
|17:||Don't Take Your Guns To Town|
|18:||Don't Make Me Go|
|19:||Everybody Loves The Nut|
|21:||Jeri's And Nina's Melody|
|22:||Forty Shades Of Green|
|23:||Tennessee Flat Top Box|
|24:||Come In, Stranger|
|25:||Understand Your Man|
|26:||The Ballad Of Ira Hayes|
|27:||All God's Children|
|29:||Wer kennt den Weg|
|30:||Folsom Prison Blues|
|31:||Ring Of Fire|
|34:||To Beat The Devil|
|35:||Man In Black|
|36:||One Piece At A Time|