"Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music"Dvd Offers Rare Glimpse Into The Life Of An American Legend. Vintage Documentary Includes Footage And Performances Of The Man In Black At The Peak Of His Career

Music News | Jan 27th, 2005

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Special Appearances By June Carter Cash, Bob Dylan, Carl Perkins, and Carter Sisters In Stores on March 8th (Sanctuary Records)

Sanctuary Records is proud to announce the reissue of a long out-of-print documentary on one of the most beloved and celebrated voices in American Music, Johnny Cash. The Bob Elfstron film Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music will be released in DVD format on March 8th, remastered in Dolby Digital Stereo and with special bonus features including rare photos and an essay by Grammy Award-winning Cash expert Colin Escott. Fully endorsed by the John R. Cash estate, the DVD includes behind the scenes footage of
Johnny Cash shot between 1968 and 1969 while he toured with his wife June, was at home with his family, at work in the studio and performing onstage. Viewers may find some of the documentary surprisingly familiar ­ several excerpts were used in Cash¹s award winning, poignant video for his 2002 single, “Hurt.”

The footage also features several interviews with Cash sharing insight into his music and his life. It is a rare look into the mind of a legend at the prime of his life and his artistry.

He spoke openly to Elfstrom about his life, his background and the origin of his songs. Cash¹s heartfelt and plainspoken empathy for the plight of the ordinary man is evident throughout his interviews, giving further power to his poignant lyrics. Filmed over the span of about a year, the DVD also incorporates the mixing sessions for “Land Of Israel” off his spiritual album, The Holy Land, as well as the 1969 Country Music Association Awards.

Johnny Cash! includes performances of “Ring Of Fire,” Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Blue Suede Shoes” along with many other classics. Appearances by Carl Perkins and the Carter Sisters are featured, as well as several duets with June Carter Cash that give an intimate and candid look into the depth of their partnership both on and offstage. The enigmatic Bob Dylan is also included in the documentary.