Cash Five-CD Box Set Due

A five-CD box set of Johnny Cash recordings made during his American Recordings era will be released on Nov. 25. Among the 79 cuts will be 64 previously unreleased recordings made by Cash. The remaining tracks are songs from Cash’s four American Recordings CDs made with producer Rick Rubin. Included are several unreleased duets, including Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” with Joe Strummer, Cat Stevens’ “Father and Son” with Fiona Apple, Chuck Berry’s “Brown-Eyed Handsome Man” with Carl Perkins, “Cindy” with Nick Cave and “Like a Soldier” with Willie Nelson. The set also includes a 104-page clothbound book featuring one of Cash’s final interviews in which he and Rubin talk about coming together, selecting songs and creating Cash’s last recordings. The interview also includes extensive comments from Tom Petty, Rosanne Cash, John Carter Cash, among others, as well as a track-by-track discussion of each song by Cash, Rubin and others. 10/22/03