Johnny Cash’s ‘American Recordings’ released as vinyl box set

The six album series recorded with Rick Rubin released on March 24

Johnny Cash’s ‘American Recordings I-VI’ will be released as a special vinyl box set on March 24.

The box set contains seven vinyl records, with 2002 album ‘American IV: The Man Comes Around’ taking up two LPs. Pressed onto 180-gram audiophile vinyl, the records were cut from original masters under supervision from producer Rick Rubin.

Recorded in the final decade of his life with guidance from Rubin, the American Recordings led to a resurgence for the late-country singer. Four of the six albums were released during his life. The final two were issued posthumously.

The US city of Folsom recently paid tribute to Johnny Cash by opening a trail dedicated to the singer.

Cash become synonymous with the California city following the release of his 1955 single ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and the 1968 live album ‘At Folsom Prison’, which was recorded in the facility itself.

The first portion of the trail includes a pedestrian and bike bridge designed to echo Folsom State Prison’s east gate guard towers. A fundraising drive is also planned to pay for a two-acre park and series of art installations along the pathway, including a 40-foot steel statue of Cash.

Fans can also now visit Cash’s childhood home. It’s been opened to the public as part of a bid to boost Dyess, Arkansas, the town he grew up in.

Cash’s siblings Tommy and Joanne have overseen the refurbishment of the five-room wooden house, in which visitors can see the family’s piano and other items from the period.

“We’ve got everything just as it was,” Joanne Cash, now 76, told the New York Times. “It took a lot of hard work. It’s been very emotional for me.”