Forty-eight years ago, Johnny Cash released an album entitled The Lure of the Grand Canyon. It contained a new recording (by king of the thrift store conductors, Andre Kostelanetz) of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite, with added sound effects and followed by this long explanatory track from Johnny.
This album has been out of print for decades, and I haven't been able to find the whole album, though this track was reprinted in the Bear Family's awe-inspiring collection of box sets.
This track is over 10 minutes long, and almost 20 MB in size. Download with care. Before this week of posts is over, I hope to upload some of my own sound recordings from the recent trip. Stay tuned!