The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
So, this album and “At Folsom Prison” were my first two Johnny Cash records – now this one is my first Johnny Cash record to be reviewed.
So, the album opens with the title track, “I Walk the Line” – which is actually recorded live, and as everyone in the world knows Johnny Cash is a very distinct singer and is one of the greatest country singers to have ever lived. This song is seemingly one of his best songs. You can tell how popular he is, at the fact the crowd has yet to stop cheering for him. After that song “Cry, Cry, Cry” comes up, and it’s a pretty good song, I’m definitely digging the musicianship of this one. After that comes “Straight A’s in Love” – it’s definitely not a Johnny Cash song like I’ve heard before, but hey, Johnny is still pretty great. The A-Side ends with “Born to Love” – definitely has that Johnny Cash vibe to it, and it’s a great way to end the A-Side.
The B-Side opens with “Remember Me” – it’s a slower song, but can you really complain? It is Johnny Cash. Johnny has one of those powerful voices that not a lot of artists can do, even up to his final albums he had the power to be able to sing any song given to him, he was beyond talented. Then comes “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” – which has pretty nice male backing vocals, and then a female doing noises in the background too as Johnny does his thing proving to be the King of Country Music. “There You Go” follows – and almost all of this album is recorded live – it’s pretty good, and the song is amazing. “Luther’s Boogie” follows up next, and it is one of those classic country tracks – though the chorus is a little different for me. It’s pretty good. The album ends with “I Forgot to Remember to Forget” – which is an amazing way to end the album, and it is the classic country that I love so much.
A1 – I Walk the Line
A2 – Cry, Cry, Cry
A3 – Straight A’s in Love
A4 – Born to Lose
B1 – Remember Me
B2 – Ballad of a Teenage Queen
B3 – There You Go
B4 – Luther’s Boogie
B5 – I Forgot to Remember to Forget
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Other Albums I Own by Johnny Cash:
“At Folsom Prison”
“At San Quentin”
“Johnny Cash: 24 of His Greatest Hits”
“One Piece At a Time”