Destination Victoria Station

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Destination Victoria Station
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Released1975 (1975)
Genre Country
Label Columbia
Johnny Cash chronology
Five Feet High and Rising
Destination Victoria Station
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3

Destination Victoria Station is a 1975 album by country music singer Johnny Cash. It was offered as a Columbia Special Product and could only be bought at Victoria Station restaurants. Cash re-recorded several of his old train songs for this album, including "Waitin' for a Train", "Wreck of the Ol' 97" and "John Henry", and one new song, "Destination Victoria Station". In addition to re-recording songs, Cash also re-recorded his vocals on "Wabash Cannonball" and "Orange Blossom Special", both retaining their original 1960s backing tracks. The title track had previously been featured on a live album, but the recording for this release was a new studio performance. The album also included several tracks lifted from previously released albums. To date this album has never been released on CD and due to its heavy reliance on previously released recordings was omitted from the otherwise-comprehensive 2012 box set Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection .

Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter and actor

Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. This crossover appeal won Cash the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.

Victoria Station was a chain of railroad-themed steakhouse restaurants. At the peak of its popularity in the 1970s, the chain had 100 locations in the United States. The firm filed for bankruptcy in 1986. The last remaining restaurant in the former chain was located in Salem, Massachusetts until it abruptly closed in December 2017.

The Complete Columbia Album Collection is a box set by country singer Johnny Cash, released in 2012 on Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings.

Track listing

Side one
1."Casey Jones" (from Blood, Sweat and Tears )Trad. arr. Johnny Cash3:01
2."Hey Porter" (from I Walk the Line (1964))Johnny Cash2:41
3."John Henry" (previously recorded in a longer version with different lyrics as "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" for Blood, Sweat and Tears )Traditional2:51
4."Wabash Cannonball" (new vocal; original instrumental backing from Happiness is You ) A.P. Carter 2:39
5."City of New Orleans" (from Johnny Cash and His Woman ) Steve Goodman 3:38
6."Folsom Prison Blues" (from At Folsom Prison )Johnny Cash2:45
Side two
1."Crystal Chandeliers and Burgundy" (from The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me )Jack Wesley Routh2:27
2."Wreck of the Old 97"Trad. arr. Norman Blake, Johnny Cash, Bob Johnson 1:49
3."Waiting for a Train" Jimmie Rodgers 1:46
4."Orange Blossom Special" (new vocal; original instrumental backing from Orange Blossom Special ) Ervin T. Rouse 3:05
5."Texas 1947" (from Look at Them Beans ) Guy Clark 3:16
6."Destination Victoria Station"Johnny Cash2:20

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