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Johnny Cash

At Folsom Prison

Double 180 Gram Vinyl Folsom Prison looms large in Johnny Cash's legacy providing the setting for perhaps his definitive song and the location for his definitive album 'At Folsom Prison' The ideal blend of myth making and gritty reality 'At Folsom Prison' is the moment when Cash turned into the towering Man in Black a haunted troubadour singing songs of crime conflicted conscience and jail Surely this dark outlaw stance wasn't a contrivance but it was an exaggeration with Cash creating this image by tailoring his set list to his audience of prisoners filling up the set with tales of murder and imprisonment a bid for common ground with the convicts but also a sly way to suggest that maybe Cash really did shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die Given the cloud of death that hangs over the songs on 'At Folsom Prison' there's a temptation to think of it as a gothic gloomy affair or perhaps a repository of rage but what's striking about Cash's performance is that he never romanticizes either the crime or the criminals if anything he underplays the seriousness with his matteroffact ballad delivery or how he throws out wry jokes Cash is relating to the prisoners and he's entertaining them too singing 'Cocaine Blues' like a bastard on the run turning a death sentence into literal gallows humor on '25 Minutes to Go' playing 'I Got Stripes' as if it were a badge of pride Never before had his music seemed so vigorous as it does here nor had he tied together his humor gravity and spirituality in one record In every sense it was a breakthrough but more than that At Folsom Prison is the quintessential Johnny Cash album the place where his legend burns bright and eternal

  • 1. Opening announcements from Hugh Cherry
    2. Blue Suede Shoes - Johnny Cash / Carl Perkins
    3. This Ole House - Johnny Cash / The Statler Brothers
    4. Announcements and Johnny Cash intro from Hugh Cherry
    5. Folsom Prison Blues
    6. Busted
    7. Dark As A Dungeon
    8. I Still Miss Someone
    9. Cocaine Blues
    10. 25 Minutes to Go
    11. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
    12. Orange Blossom Special
    13. The Long Black Veil
    14. Send a Picture of Mother
    15. The Wall
    16. Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog
    17. Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart
    18. Joe Bean
    19. Jackson - Johnny Cash / June Carter
    20. I Got A Woman (with June Carter)
    21. The Legend Of John Henry's Hammer
    22. June's Poem
    23. Green, Green Grass Of Home
    24. Greystone Chapel
    25. Closing Theme and announcements

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