If I Told You Who It Was
Label: Columbia Nashville Legacy
Recorded between 1981 and 1984 and then shelved, Out Among the Stars finds Johnny Cash in great form, offering duets with his wife and friends, uplifting gospel numbers and flashes of that wicked sense of humor. Whether singing up-tempo songs ("I'm Moving On" with Waylon Jennings and "Baby Ride Easy") or more introspective ballads ("Call Your Mother," "I Came to Believe"), Cash's full-bodied baritone reverberates superbly. Originally recorded with countrypolitan producer Billy Sherrill, these songs were lovingly cleaned up by son John Carter Cash. This is a posthumous release that matters.