Los Angeles: An album of country music legend Johnny Cash, originally recorded between 1981 to 1984, has been discovered and is slated for a posthumous release in March next year.
The recordings, which have never been released, remained in the vaults during the years Columbia Records released Johnny Cash`s last albums for the label and were subsequently forgotten.
They first surfaced in 2012, when singer`s son John Carter Cash, along with the Cash experts at Legacy, was cataloging his father`s and mother`s exhaustive archives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and at the Sony Music Archives, according to a release on Johnny Cash`s official website.
"When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material. We found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s?they were beautiful," John said.
The album `Out Among The Stars`, comprises 12 songs including duets with June Carter Cash. It was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Columbia Studios and 1111 Sound Studios and was produced by Billy Sherrill, who was heading A&R at CBS Records Nashville at the time.
John, along with co-producer and archivist Steve Berkowitz, enlisted Marty Stuart, Buddy Miller and Carlene Carter, as well as other master musicians, to collaborate in restoring the album at the Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, TN.
The lost album, thirty years in the making, is being released by Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Cash, also famous as `The Man In Black`, is counted among one of the most influential musicians of 20th century.
His famous songs include `I Walk The Line`, `There You Go`, `Highwayman`, `One Piece At A Time`, `A Boy Named Sue`, `Folsom Prison Blues` and `There You Go` among many others in a remarkably prolific career that lasted from 1954 till his death in 2003.