Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 (Johnny Cash album)

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Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedOctober 1978
GenreCountry, country rock, folk
ProducerLarry Butler, Charlie Bragg, Johnny Cash, Don Davis
Johnny Cash chronology
I Would Like to See You Again
Greatest Hits, Vol. 3
Gone Girl
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 is a greatest hits compilation by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1978 (see 1978 in music). It is the third and last part of the Johnny Cash Greatest Hits compilation series; the previous parts, Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 and Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, had been released in 1967 and 1971, respectively.

The release is notable in that it contains two songs - "It's All Over" and "Old Time Feeling," - which hadn't appeared on any Johnny Cash album before.

"It's All Over" was first released as a single in September 1976, peaking at #41 Country (a.k.a. C&W). This song was previously demoed at House of Cash in Hendersonville on July 11, 1973, appearing 33 years later on Cash's Personal File double CD. The 1973 demo of "It's All Over" is the only available (cd/mp3) version of this rare song as of June 2010. This was until the Readers Digest box set The Great Seventies Recordings was released featuring this version of "It's All Over"

"Old Time Feeling" was then rush-released as Cash's next single in October 1976, reaching the Top 30 at #26 C&W.

"I Wish I Was Crazy Again", featuring Waylon Jennings, had only recently been featured on the album I Would Like to See You Again in April 1978. It was first released as the B-side of the popular #2 C&W hit "There Ain't No Good Chain Gang" (also with Jennings and also from the aforementioned album). By November 1979, popular demand caused "I Wish I Was Crazy Again" to be issued as an A-side, almost making the Top 20 at #22 C&W.

The album itself reached No. 49, despite the fact that a third of its contents had only just been featured a few months earlier on the album I Would Like to See You Again and two other tracks from the less-than-a-year-old The Rambler.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."There Ain't No Good Chain Gang"Hal Bynum, Dave KirbyI Would Like to See You Again (1978)3:18
2."Any Old Wind That Blows"Dick FellerAny Old Wind That Blows (1973)2:39
3."Old Time Feeling"Cash2:44
4."I Would Like to See You Again"Larry T. Atwood, Charlie CraigI Would Like to See You Again (1978)2:55
5."I Wish I Was Crazy Again" (with Waylon Jennings)Bob McDillI Would Like to See You Again (1978)2:44
6."One Piece at a Time"Wayne KempOne Piece at a Time (1976)4:00
7."After the Ball"CashThe Rambler (1977)2:48
8."Lady"CashThe Rambler (1977)2:48
9."It's All Over"Cash1:50


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1978 Country Albums 49

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "It's All Over" Country Singles 41
1978 "Old Time Feeling" Country Singles 26
1978 "I Wish I Was Crazy Again" Country Singles 22

External links[edit]


  1. ^ link
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: C". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 23, 2019 – via