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Ring Of Fire: The Best Of June Carter Cash

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Ring Of Fire
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Keep On The Sunnyside
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Will The Circle Be Unbroken
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Far Side Banks Of Jordan (Duet With Johnny Cash)
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Wildwood Flower
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Hold Fast To The Right
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Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
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Jackson
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If I We're A Carpenter
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Don't Forget This Song
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Cuban Soldier
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The Heel
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 39:58

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The Mother of Country

Melzbelz

June probably didn't have the greatest voice, but she was an amazing performer. My appreciation continues to grow. Far Side Banks Of Jordan is one of the most beautiful songs ever, especially as performed by Johnny and June. And the world wouldn't be the same without Ring of Fire- hear it by the lady that wrote it

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Moving

BobTheBoar

Her duet with Johnny on Far Side Banks of Jordan is one of anly three songs I ever heard that made me cry. They didn't just feel that song they lived it.

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Miss me when I'm gone.

MaveRickUK

The Carter Family legend lives on.

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Will We Miss You, June? O, Yes!

Neovolatile

Wonderful selections of June Carter Cash including her composition of "Ring of Fire" done on autoharp. She does a duet of "Jackson" that you get a small taste of in the movie "Walk the Line." If you thought Reece Witherspoon was cute and sang well (and she is and did), come listen to what she was studying to portray. This is a must-have for any folk, country or roots of pop music fan.

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They Say All Music Guide

June Carter represented a vital link to country music founders the Carter Family, and when she married rockabilly-country singer Johnny Cash, her status as country music royalty was sealed. In a way, though, June Carter’s musical legacy has long been less than obvious because of the stature of her husband. A number of Dualtone releases like Ring of Fire: The Best of June Carter Cash, however, have worked hard to place her in the spotlight. And while each of these recordings have fine moments, much of the music included finds June Carter Cash — vocally speaking — past her prime. Although it remains unclear in the liner notes where each song came from and whether it had been included on a previous album, most of the songs on Ring of Fire seem to have come from Press On in 1999 and Wildwood Flower in 2003. Songs from Press On, like Carter Cash’s stripped-down version of “Ring of Fire,” are really nicely done, bringing a new flavor to a timeless song (which she co-wrote). Songs like “Keep on the Sunny Side” from the second recording, however, remind one of a home recording made on great equipment. Production-wise, the guitars and harp ring true, but Carter Cash’s vocals are very rough. Only “Jackson” and “If I Were a Carpenter,” duets with Johnny Cash, reach back to older material (the late ’60s), and they’re sandwiched awkwardly in the middle of the album. Ring of Fire isn’t a bad collection and the spare arrangements throughout bring a nice, authentic feel to these recordings. It’s easy to feel, however, that Ring of Fire is mostly a repackaging of Press On and Wildwood Flower with a couple of wild cards thrown in for good measure. (The collection also adds three previously unreleased songs, but it’s unclear how these qualify as “the best” of Cash’s output since they’ve never been available before.) – Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

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