Johnny Cash Remixed
Released On: Jan 27, 2009
Released By: Compadre Records / Music World Ent.
Johnny Cash Remixed is a tribute to the legacy of an American music icon whose work has touched every contemporary genre, and has the blessing and support of the custodians of Johnny Cash's legacy. "My father made his stead by defying the expected and accepted way of things," says John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning film Walk the Line.Â "He set the standard at the same time.Â He would have loved this remix record.Â While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground.Â This is what my father was about, staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."
Remixed features bold new interpretations of Johnny Cash classics from top music remixers and producers who were recruited to take the original master recordings and infuse them with the sounds and technology of modern music styles. Highlight tracks include, "I Walk The Line" featuring Snoop Dogg (one of the Executive Producers of the album!), "Country Boy" remixed by Sonny J, "Get Rhythm" by Philip Steir (the only remixer allowed to work with the Reprise Records Frank Sinatra collection), "Leave that Junk Alone" remixed by Alabama 3 (the creators of The Sopranos theme song), "Folsom Prison Blues" remixed by the legendary Pete Rock, "Hey Porter" reinterpreted by Mocean Worker (whose remix of Elvis Presley's "Burnin' Love" was used as a soundtrack to Honda's Superbowl TV commercial), "Sugartime" remixed by Kennedy (cornerstone of the new UK Dirty Pop movement), "Trail to Mexico" by indie favorite Mexican Institute of Sound/MIS, "Doin' My Time" by critically-acclaimed UK-based band The Heavy, and "Wide Open Road" remixed by Count de Money, among others.
The original tracks, recorded with Cash's first band the Tennessee Two from 1956-1959, were pure and stark, with only the essentials; guitar, light percussion, and Johnny Cash's unmistakable voice and presence.Â The new mixes maintain this fantastic charm and personality while filing out the sound and creating daring re-interpretations.