'At Folsom Prisons' is a live album by American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, released in 1968. 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 mythmaking 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. 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.
Track Listing: 1. Opening Announcements from Hugh Cherry - Johnny Cash (1.01) 2. Blue Suede Shoes - Johnny Cash (3.31) 3. This Ole House - Johnny Cash (1.38) 4. Announcements & Johnny Cash Intro from Hugh Cherry - Johnny Cash (1.04) 5. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash (2.44) 6. Busted - Johnny Cash (1.25) 7. Dark As a Dungeon - Johnny Cash (3.07) 8. I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash (1.38) 9. Cocaine Blues - Johnny Cash (2.5) 10. 25 Minutes to Go - Johnny Cash (3.31) 11. I'm Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail - Johnny Cash (2.26) 12. Orange Blossom Special - Johnny Cash (3.01) 13. The Long Black Veil - Johnny Cash (3.58) 1. Send a Picture of Mother - Johnny Cash (2.1) 2. The Wall - Johnny Cash (1.54) 3. Dirty Old Egg-suckin' Dog - Johnny Cash (1.09) 4. Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart - Johnny Cash (2.15) 5. Joe Bean - Johnny Cash (2.25) 6. Jackson - Johnny Cash and June Carter (3.27) 7. I've Got a Woman - Johnny Cash and June Carter (4.37) 8. The Legend of John Henry's Hammer - Johnny Cash (7.08) 9. June's Poem - Johnny Cash (0.58) 10. Green, Green Grass of Home - Johnny Cash (3.19) 11. Greystone Chapel - Johnny Cash (2.4) 12. Closing Theme and Announcements - Johnny Cash (1.42)
Year of Production: 1968
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