Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been an icon in the music world. In his newly discovered poems and song lyrics, we see the world through his eyes. The poetry reveals his depth of understanding, both of the world around him and within - his frailties and his strengths alike. He pens verses in his hallmark voice, reflecting upon love, pain, freedom, fame and mortality. Illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Cash's own handwritten pages, Forever Words is a remarkable new addition to the canon of one of America's heroes. His music is a part of our collective history, but here he demonstrates the depth of his talent as a writer. Edited and introduced by Paul Muldoon, with a foreword by John Carter Cash, this is a book sure to delight and surprise fans the world over.
Tracklist: Disc: 1 1 Birth Of Rock And Roll - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 2 Sixteen Candles - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 3 Class Of '55 - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 4 Waymore's Blues - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 5 We Remember The King - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 6 Coming Home - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 7 Rock And Roll (Fais-Do-Do) - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 8 Keep My Motor Running - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 9 I Will Rock And Roll With You - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash 10 Big Train (From Memphis) - Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash Disc: 2 1 The Big Light 2 The Ballad Of Barbara 3 I'd Rather Have You 4 Let Him Roll 5 The Night Hank Williams Came To Town 6 Sixteen Tons 7 Letters From Home 8 W. Lee O'Daniel (And The Light Crust Dough Boys) 9 Heavy Metal (Don't Mean Rock And Roll To Me) 10 My Ship Will Sail Disc: 3 1 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (With Roseanne Cash & The Everly Brothers) 2 As Long As I Live (With Emmylou Harris) 3 Where Did We Go Right (With June Carter Cash and The Carter Family) 4 The Last Of The Drifters (With Tom T. Hall) 5 Call Me The Breeze (With John Carter Cash) 6 That Old Wheel (With Hank Williams, Jr.) 7 Sweeter Than The Flowers (With Waylon Jennings) 8 A Croft In Clachan (The Ballad Of Rob MacDunn) (With Glen Campbell) 9 New Moon Over Jamaica (With Paul McCartney) 10 Water From The Wells Of Home (With John Carter Cash) Disc: 4 1 Get Rhythm 2 Tennessee Flat Top Box 3 Long Black Veil 4 A Thing Called Love 5 I Still Miss Someone 6 Cry, Cry, Cry 7 Blue Train 8 Sunday Morning Coming Down 9 Five Feet High And Rising 10 Peace In The Valley 11 Don't Take Your Guns To Town Disc: 5 1 Sunday Morning Coming Down (early mix) 2 Get Rhythm (early mix) 3 I Walk The Line (early mix) 4 Long Black Veil (early mix) 5 I Still Miss Someone (early mix) 6 Blue Train (early mix) 7 I Got Stripes (early mix) 8 Peace In The Valley (early mix) 9 Five Feet High And Rising (early mix) 10 Folsom Prison Blues (early mix) 11 Cry, Cry, Cry (early mix) 12 Don't Take Your Guns To Town (early mix) 13 Tennessee Flat Top Box (early mix) 14 A Thing Called Love (early mix) 15 The Ways Of A Woman In Love (early mix) 16 Ballad Of Ira Hayes (early mix) 17 Guess Things Happen That Way (early mix) 18 Home Of The Blues (early mix) 19 Supper Time (early mix) 20 Ring Of Fire (early mix) Disc: 6 1 A Backstage Pass 2 Cat's In The Cradle 3 Farmer's Almanac 4 Don't Go Near The Water 5 Family Bible 6 Harley 7 I Love You, Love You 8 Hidden Shame 9 Monteagle Mountain 10 That's One You Owe Me 11 Veteran's Day (b-side of of The Mystery Of Life) 12 I Shall Be Free (b-side of of Farmer's Almanac) 13 I Draw The Line (previously unreleased) 14 A Backstage Pass (early version) 15 Harley (early version) 16 That's One You Owe Me (early version) 17 Veteran's Day (early version) Disc: 7 1 The Greatest Cowboy Of Them All 2 I'm An Easy Rider 3 The Mystery Of Life 4 Hey Porter 5 Beans For Breakfast 6 Goin' By The Book 7 Wanted Man 8 I'll Go Somewhere And Sing My Songs Again (with Tom T. Hall) 9 The Hobo Song 10 Angel And The Badman 11 The Wanderer (with U2) [Long version from the Faraway, So Close! soundtrack album]