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The Official Music Video for Johnny Cash’s Recently Discovered Song ‘She Used To Love Me A Lot’

Legacy Recordings

On March 25th, Legacy Recordings will put out a previously unreleased LP entitled ‘Out Among the Stars’ that Johnny Cash recorded in the early Eighties.

‘The Man In Black’ recorded the songs at two different times, a few in 1981 and the others in 1984. For whatever reason, the recordings were put into storage and the label says that it forgot about them after Cash released his final obligation to Columbia in 1985.

The songs were uncovered in 2012 by John Carter Cash while archiving his mother and father’s recordings.

To say ‘Out Among the Stars’ is one of the most anticipated records of the year is an understatement.

A recent press release for the newly released video states,

Filmed over the course of a month across the U.S., Hilllcoat’s video provides an undaunted look at the themes which inspired Cash throughout his career, and brings the emotive, haunting lyrics of “She Used To Love Me A Lot” to life.

Video director John Hillcoat says,

‘She Used to Love Me A Lot’ contains all the hallmark brilliance of Cash. The honest simplicity and deep conviction of his delivery shines through. The lyrics seemed to speak to America as it is now, to the nation that loved him and to the great divide he fought so hard against. This divide has only grown exponentially since he died, so we wanted to show America under this stark light and as a homage to the very reason Cash always wore black: to the shameful increase of the disenfranchised and outsiders. At the same time, we wanted to reference the great man’s own struggle and journey from the love of his life to the burnt out ruins of his infamous lake house home, personal photographs, the cave where he tried to take his life but then turned it all around, the place he last recorded in and his last photo before his passing.


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