Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Apr 8, 2011
    The more polished second disc isn't quite as transcendent, but who could resist Johnny Cash's rejected Thunderball Bond theme? [4 Mar 2011, p.75]
  2. Mar 11, 2011
    There are jailhouse weepers, lullabies and gallows humor like "Five Minutes to Live" – a jaw-dropping testament to the depth of the man's songbook.
  3. The most rewarding part of this double-disc is the first quarter. Not that the hissy old demos and rarities on the rest of the collection are without their charms. But it's the opening section which really whisks you back to another age.
  4. Mar 11, 2011
    There's a kitsch appeal, but this stuff [from disc two] belongs in a different world from the marvellous early disc.
  5. Mar 11, 2011
    Like its predecessor, Bootleg, Vol. 2: From Memphis to Hollywood is essential for Cash collectors and hardcore fans, adding even more depth and weight to his enormous stature in American popular music.
  6. Mar 11, 2011
    With a sense of organizational purpose and of local music history, the first disc depicts Cash an artist hungry for success and willing to sell venetian blinds to get there....The portrait of Cash on this second disc is, unfortunately, fuzzy and poorly defined. It showcases everything we know about him and very little we don't know.

There are no user reviews yet.