At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 138 ratings
1968 Ratings: #3
May 1, 1968 / Release Date
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100
AllMusic

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.

90
Sputnikmusic

Johnny Cash taught me to enjoy my time, even if this is prison. I hope more people hear the recording that comes out of the concert because it speaks with such emotion and tells the true story of prisoners.

IvoBraga
100
So good ! Arguably the greatest live album of all time.
itsyahboinoah
100
Arguably one of the best live albums ever created. This is perhaps my all time favourite country album of all time. At Folsom Prison deals with johnny cash illustrate the conflicted nature of the american mind set, with his personal life and his music too.Each track giving out crude,compassionate and bad ass stories with his lyrics. This has to be his highest achievement throughout his discography. You can feel as if you're at the prison with the roaring cheerful crowd.A stunning live ... read more
Dannyul
NR
Dope.
amw100
49
i dont listen to country so i rated this purely off my enjoyment of the album which wasnt high.
DachetG
80
This is a tough one to rate. First off, this album was designed for a particular audience. At least nine songs have a character that is either involved with a crime, or else a felon. Other songs were about lovers that left, or entities known for unconditional love (mothers, dogs). Some of the commentary works; some interferes. This was a passion project for Cash, and the album works as a whole, but then, after research, I discovered that most of the songs were from other musicians’ ... read more
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Track List

  1. Folsom Prison Blues 
  2. Dark as a Dungeon
  3. I Still Miss Someone
  4. Cocaine Blues
  5. 25 Minutes to Go
  6. Orange Blossom Special
  7. The Long Black Veil
  8. Send a Picture of Mother
  9. The Wall
  10. Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog
  11. Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
  12. Jackson (with June Carter)
  13. Give My Love to Rose (with June Carter) 
  14. I Got Stripes
  15. Green, Green Grass of Home 
  16. Greystone Chapel 
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