Johnny Cash - Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live)
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Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live) (Sony Legacy, 2016)

Johnny Cash

Reviewed by Lee Zimmerman

Johnny Cash's live set was released on vinyl in Czechoslovakia in 1983. U.S. fans became aware of "Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live)" when it was issued in the U.S. as part of the deluxe box set "Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection" in 2012. This marks the first time it was released as a single CD

Recorded on-stage in Czechoslovakia in April 1978, - one of two recent reissues by the label of foreign concerts (the other was a Denmark show in December 2015) - finds Cash replaying his classic hits - "Hey Porter," "Ring of Fire," "Big River" - although the set is all inclusive. Cash is in fine form of course, and even when he opts for covers ("City of New Orleans" et. al.), he effectively makes them his own. Cash's gruff vocals contrast sharply with his amiable way with the audience, and when he brings the Statler Brother and old pal Carl Perkins as well - the results are akin to an overdue family reunion. The disc makes for an ideal live compilation encapsulating the best of Cash and company's seminal sound.

CDs by Johnny Cash

Koncert v Praze (In Prague-Live), 2016 Man In Black: Live in Denmark 1971, 2015 Out Among the Stars, 2014 Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth, 2012 From Memphis To Hollywood, 2011 American VI: Ain't No Grave, 2010 Johnny Cash's America CD/DVD, 2008 At Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition, 2008 The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1978 DVD, 2008 The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1979 DVD, 2008 At San Quentin, 2006 American V: A Hundred Highways, 2006 Personal File, 2006 The Johnny Cash Children's Album, 2006 The Legend, 2005

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