At Folsom Prison (live album) by Johnny Cash
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.8/100, a mean average of 81.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.8.
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A solid country album with a very strong vocal performance and some smart song choices which makes for a smooth experience. The audience are a huge part of what makes this album special as you really get a feel of what it would have been like to be there. His interactions with the crowd are fantastic as well and they make it such a personal experience making it so easy to connect to the music. Overall, Cash demonstrates on here why he is considered one of the best voices in country music making it a must listen and a very enjoyable one as well.
Great performance, great voice, overall great country music.
Iconic live performance that warrants its acclaim. Cash sounds fantastic and picks a nice group of originals and covers, some of which have become integral to music history.
I usually don't include live albums on my rankings or lists, but this album is just incredible and should be heard by any fans of Cash or folks who want to get into Cash.
The double disc + DVD Box Set of the now renown "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" album (originally released in 1968 as Columbia CS 9639) was re-issued in a "Legacy Edition" in 2008 on Columbia/Legacy (Cat#: 88697 32742 2). It features an entire second disc of previously unreleased versions of the second of two concerts performed at Folsom Prison the same day as the one featured on the 1968 release. In addition it features a DVD of a documentary film that was filmed that same day, and subsequent interviews with Cash's daughter Roseanne, supporting musicians who performed at the concert, Cash associate Marty Stuart, former prisoners who were in the audience at the concert and many others. The Box Set also features extensive liner notes, etc. It is well worth seeking out. Authenticated at discogs.com
Sorry johnny you can't say h*ll and sh*t
Wider-ranging set list than San Quentin, but I ultimately prefer the older Cash of the other album by a hair.
Best songs: Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson
Worst songs: The Long Black Veil, The Wall
One of the best live records, and a really good album overall.
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