Johnny Cache: Man In Black’s Recently Discovered Studio Recordings Released

by Staff SOURCE JA | Legacy/Columbia

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the premiere of the official music video for “She Used To Love Me A Lot,” a recently discovered Johnny Cash recording.

"She Used To Love Me A Lot" is a remarkable new song on the an album comprised of 13 recently discovered, unreleased, Johnny Cash studio recordings, - Out Among The Stars. Directed by renowned filmmaker John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road, Lawless), the four-minute video captures the unwavering legacy of Cash, paying homage to one of the most iconic artists of all time.

The tracks on Out Among The Stars were originally recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Columbia Studios in 1981 and 1111 Sound Studios in 1984.

The recordings on Out Among The Stars first surfaced in 2012, when John Carter Cash, along with the Cash experts at Legacy, was cataloging his father's and mother's exhaustive archives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and at the Sony Music Archives.  "When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material," he says.  "We found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s…they were beautiful."

The first video, filmed over the course of a month across the U.S., provides an undaunted look at the themes which inspired Cash throughout his career, and brings the emotive, haunting lyrics of “She Used To Love Me A Lot” to life.

“‘She Used to Love Me A Lot' contains all the hallmark brilliance of Cash. The honest simplicity and deep conviction of his delivery shines through,” said Hillcoat. “The lyrics seemed to speak to America as it is now, to the nation that loved him and to the great divide he fought so hard against. This divide has only grown exponentially since he died, so we wanted to show America under this stark light and as a homage to the very reason Cash always wore black: to the shameful increase of the disenfranchised and outsiders. At the same time, we wanted to reference the great man's own struggle and journey from the love of his life to the burnt out ruins of his infamous lake house home, personal photographs, the cave where he tried to take his life but then turned it all around, the place he last recorded in and his last photo before his passing.”

Out Among The Stars (Columbia/Legacy), is a remarkable new album comprised of 13 Cash tunes available on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.