Johnny Cash’s Out Among the Stars is the lost album by the country legend recorded close to thirty years ago. After John Carter Cash uncovered an entire album recorded in the 1980s shelved, he released it and we, as fans of the Man in Black, we ecstatic. Johnny Cash died eleven years ago and since then there has been reports that there are still a ton of music left over from his career to release in a box set and a whole other box set with outtakes from recording that music. Out Among the Stars is just as good as anything Cash has ever done; some may even say that the album was way ahead of its time.
I know So So Active is a website dedicated to the urban youth, so why would I review an album, or a genre rather, that doesn’t speak to this specific generation? Simply because Johnny Cash has always been apart of my musical life even when I was heavily influenced by hip-hop. If you don’t know who Johnny Cash is, give yourself a crash course in his music and start with the film Walk The Line.
Out Among the Stars is a blast from the past with terrific country songs and well produced songs that you would think it was recorded in the past year. It’s, in no way, Cash’s best work, but the album is a reminder that he has some major influences over music of today, not just solely country.
Out Among the Stars is a great album for any Johnny Cash fan who wants to add to their collection, or for any country fan who wants to listen to something fantastic. However, for those who aren’t into country or Johnny Cash, don’t bother picking this up. What I do want is for you to listen to his old work and listen to his words; you won’t be disappointed.Google+