Following Johnny Cash's death in 2003, a masterfully orchestrated, career-spanning box set of his best work was compiled and the result was Johnny Cash: The Legend. The four disc set includes hits and deep cuts from 1954 to 2003.
Rather than flow chronologically, each disc has a different theme and takes the listener in and out of Cash's six-decade career. While certainly not comprehensive (Cash had put out 87 records by the time he died), this box set is accurately titled and represents what made Johnny Cash the legend he was. Listen to the collection above.
Disc 1 - Win, Place and Show: The Hits
Disc 2 - Old Favorites and New
Disc 3 - The Great American Songbook
Disc 4 - Family and Friends