We live in the age of digital sound - awesome and practically perfect sound reproduction with a full sound spectrum from highs to lows. For ears raised in digital sound Johnny Cash's music can sound flat and monochromatic. And to approach his music with that in mind is to miss the true spirit of Johnny Cash.
Johnny Cash was a giant in his days and his legacy is fully captured in this wonderful compilation from his seminal years at Sun Records. Like all great music, appreciation comes with repeated exposure. Your spirit begins to resonate with the music and the poetry and stories of the lyrics. Some music, that I also love dearly, is best felt via percussive blasts. This music is for quiet and contemplative moments. Watching the turning leaves of fall on a rainy morning or driving down a county lane at dusk a dust cloud bellowing behind the truck.
This is a great collection for fans and a solid step for those who aspire to become a fan of the "man in black"--I highly endorse this collection of songs.