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Anyone with a die-hard Johnny Cash fan on their holiday shopping list may wish to consider putting a bow.

The 63-disc Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection ($230) brings together 59 albums. It starts with 1958’s The Fabulous Johnny Cash, which comprised his first No. 1 country single, Don’t Take Your Guns to Town, also stretches through 1990’s Highwayman two with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Could have turned 80.

Money embraced a variety of musical styles — country and western, gospel, blues, rockabilly, traditional balladry and folk — even despite his baritone that was deep that was gravelly created every clearly his own. The collection includes 35 albums being released in the united states for the first time on CD. Each title is packaged such as the five original albums in the Columbia discography of Cash. It comes with a full-color booklet which includes information on every record: release dates, recording cities and dates, musicians, guest performers, manufacturers, songwriters, catalog numbers and graph rankings.

Among the rarities are two Film soundtracks Made in Nashville in 1970 by Bob Johnson: I Walk the Line and Little Fauss and Big Halsy, a Bike film starring Lauren Hutton and Robert Redford.

There are two compilations that are new to match the set. Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar, a 28-track collection of songs published during his Sun Records years (1954-58), and also the two-CD The Singles, Plus, a 55-song collection constituting 1958-1985 and including singles that did not look on his Columbia records, also guest appearances by Bob Dylan, the Carter Family, Mother Maybelle Carter, June Carter Cash, the Earl Scruggs Revue, Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein.