Johnny Cash – In Prague Live – International Record Store Day

Johnny Cash will have a special vinyl pressing of a somewhat obscure live album, Koncert V Praze, that will be made available in limited quantities on National Record Store Day, April 18 2015.  The album features Johnny Cash playing his greatest hits behind the Iron Curtain in 1983 and will printed on special edition Soviet Red 180 gram vinyl.

Recorded live in Prague, Czechoslvakia on April 11 1978 but not released until April 1983, this album was released through Supraphon Records and only in Eastern Europe.  It was reissued on CD by Columbia/Legacy in 2012 as part of “The Complete Columbia Album Collection.”

Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally. There are Record Store Day participating stores on every continent except Antarctica.

This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.  Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances.  Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, DJs spinning records and on and on.

The band Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.

Koncert V Praze Track listing

1.”Ring Of Fire”
2.”Folsom Prison Blues”
3.”I Still Miss Someone”
4.”Big River”
5.”I Ride an Old Paint” & “Streets Of Laredo”
6.”Sunday Morning Coming Down”
7.”I Walk the Line”
8.”Last Date”
9.”City Of New Orleans”
10.”Hey Porter” & “Wreck Of the Old ’97” & “Casey Jones” & “Orange Blossom Special”
11.”Wabash Cannonball”

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Author: Rob Dickens

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