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Rainbow is the 70th album by American country singer Johnny Cash, his last for Columbia Records, released in 1985 (see 1985 in country music). "I'm Leaving Now", which appeared fifteen years later as a track on Cash's American III: Solitary Man, was released as a single rather unsuccessfully, but the album's signature song is a cover of Kris Kristofferson's "Here Comes That Rainbow Again", which also appeared on Cash's 1995 collaboration with Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings - known as The Highwaymen - entitled The Road Goes on Forever, though it was sung solo by Kristofferson on the latter. Also included is a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?," from Pendulum. The album also includes the song "Love Me Like You Used To," which was later recorded by fellow country singer Tanya Tucker, and became a country hit for her. Following the release of this album and a duet album with Jennings in 1986, Cash moved to Mercury Records as a result of Columbia's fading interest in his music, though he later returned to Columbia for the second Highwaymen album.

Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1985
RecordedOctober 1984 -
July 1985
ProducerChips Moman
Johnny Cash chronology
Believe in Him
Singles from Rainbow
  1. "I'm Leaving Now"
    Released: 1985

Track listingEdit

1."I'm Leaving Now"Johnny Cash2:17
2."Here Comes That Rainbow Again"Kris Kristofferson2:50
3."They're All the Same"Willie Nelson3:09
4."Easy Street"Bobby Emmons, Chips Moman2:46
5."Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"John Fogerty2:30
6."You Beat All I Ever Saw" (background vocals by Waylon Jennings)Johnny Cash2:56
7."Unwed Fathers"Bobby Braddock, John Prine3:13
8."Love Me Like You Used To"Paul Davis, Bobby Emmons2:42
9."Casey's Last Ride"Kris Kristofferson3:18
10."Borderline"Bobby Emmons, Chips Moman2:59


Additional personnelEdit

  • Produced by: Chips Moman
  • Engineers: David Cherry and Chips Moman
  • Assistant Engineer: Ken Criblez at Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, Tn
  • Recorded at Moman's Recordings Studio, Nashville, Tn, and Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, Tn
  • Mixed at Moman's Studio
  • Mastered by: Denny Purcell at Woodland Sound Studios, Nashville, Tn
  • Photography: Ron Keith/Scott Bonner
  • Design: Jeff Morris
  • Art Director: Virginia Team

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