At Folsom Prison
2 x LP
Expanded Vinyl Edition Includes 16 page booklet.
(1968 ) - 2015 EU reissued on 180g 2LP-These albums, originally released in 1968 and 1969 respectively, remain among Cash’s best-selling and best-loved recordings. At the time of their original release, they revitalized his career, ...
Release date:27-08-2015(originally released in 1968)
2015 EU reissued on 180g 2LP-Johnny Cash’s five-decade musical career was loaded with bigger-than-life landmark moments. None were more memorable than the Man in Black’s historic concerts at Folsom Prison and San Quentin State Prison, and the beloved albums that documented those shows. Cash’s passion for prison reform and rehabilitation inspired him to perform a series of concerts for inmate audiences, and two of these unique events were documented with Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash at San Quentin. These albums, originally released in 1968 and 1969 respectively, remain among Cash’s best-selling and best-loved recordings. At the time of their original release, they revitalized his career, and played a crucial role in his crossover from the country music world to the mainstream pop charts.
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison fully captures Cash’s gritty intensity and hard-headed humanity, capturing a high-energy set performed for an equally spirited audience. With a set list tailored for the occasion, Cash focuses on songs dealing with crime and imprisonment, balancing dark subject matter with wry, playful humor. The album opens, appropriately enough, with the venerable “Folsom Prison Blues,” and continues with such outlaw anthems as “Cocaine Blues,” “25 Minutes to Go, “The Wall” and “I Got Stripes,” alongside such Cash classics as “I Still Miss Someone,” “Orange Blossom Special” and “Jackson,” with the latter track featuring Cash’s wife and frequent duet partner June Carter. The album closes on an inspirational note with “Greystone Chapel,” a song written by convict Glen Shirley, which Cash and his band learned especially for this show.
A1 Opening announcements from Hugh Cherry
A2 Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins)
A3 This Ole House (statler Brothers)
A4 Announcements and Johnny Cash intro from Hugh Cherry
A5 Folsom Prison Blues
A7 Dark As A Dungeon
A8 I Stil Miss Someone
B1 Cocaine Blues
B2 25 Minutes To Go
B3 I`m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
B4 Orange Blossom Special
B5 The Long Black Veil
C1 Send A Picture Of Mother
C2 The Wall
C3 Dirty Old Egg]Sucking Dog
C4 Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
C5 Joe Bean
C6 Jackson( Vocals With – June Carter
C7 I Got A Woman (with June Carter)
D1 The Legend Of John Henry`s Hammer
D2 June`s Poem
D3 Green, Green Grass Of Home
D4 Greystone Chapel
D5 Closing Theme and announcements
Expanded Vinyl Edition
Includes 16 page booklet.
Full, unedited and uncensored concert at Folsom Prison.
All tracks recorded live January 13, 1968 at Folsom Prison.
Extra info: Expanded Vinyl Edition Includes 16 page booklet.
Originally released: 1968
This release: 2015