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Johnny Cash meets Snoop Dog in Johnny Cash Remix

Friday, July 11, 2008 – Johnny Cash meets Snoop Dog. That's what's going to happen when Cash gets the remix treatment on an album due out in October on Compadre Records/Music World Music.

"Johnny Cash Remixed" will include new interpretations of Cash classics from top music remixers and producers who were recruited to take the original master recordings and infuse them with the sounds and technology of modern music styles such as hip hop and dance music. The album, which includes a performance from Snoop Dogg, will be available in stores and online on Oct. 14. A vinyl deluxe-edition will be available on Sept. 23 in select independent record stores.

"My father made his stead by defying the expected and accepted way of things," says John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and Executive Producer of the Oscar-winning film Walk the Line. "He set the standard at the same time. He would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground. This is what my father was about: staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."

The remixed tracks (and remixers) include "I Walk The Line" featuring Snoop Dogg (QDT, the new production team led by Snoop Dogg - featuring Snoop, Teddy Riley and DJ Quik), "Country Boy" (Sonny J, whose album will be released in August on Astralwerks US), "Get Rhythm" (Philip Steir, the only remixer allowed to work with the Reprise Records Frank Sinatra collection), "Leave that Junk Alone" (Alabama 3, creators of The Sopranos theme song), "Folsom Prison Blues" (Pete Rock), "Hey Porter" (Mocean Worker, whose remix of Elvis Presley's "Burnin' Love" was used as a soundtrack to Honda's Superbowl TV commercial), "Sugartime" (Kennedy, cornerstone of the new UK Dirty Pop movement), "Trail to Mexico" (indie favorite Mexican Industry of Sound/MIS), "Doin' My Time" (The Heavy, a UK-based band) and "Wide Open Road" (Count de Money).

"Johnny Cash Remixed" was executive produced by John Carter Cash, Snoop Dogg and Mathew Knowles, who owns the label and is father of Beyonce.

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