At Folsom Prison (live album) by Johnny Cash

At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
(Live album)
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 315th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 919 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1968 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (45th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (315th)
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At Folsom Prison is ranked as the best album by Johnny Cash.

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82/100 (from 919 votes)
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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 82.4/100, a mean average of 81.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.0.

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80/100
From 05/03/2022 22:17
Great performance, great voice, overall great country music.
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From 12/10/2021 21:54
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.
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85/100
From 11/15/2021 19:40
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.
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90/100
From 08/10/2021 17:40
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
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75/100
From 02/08/2021 13:54
remarkable
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85/100
From 02/03/2021 00:55
Sorry johnny you can't say h*ll and sh*t
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85/100
From 11/29/2020 07:19
Wider-ranging set list than San Quentin, but I ultimately prefer the older Cash of the other album by a hair.
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65/100
From 09/26/2020 23:35
65/100.

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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100/100
From 09/09/2020 21:22
Not even a big fan of Johnny Cash, but how could you not give this 100 out 100?
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From 07/09/2020 02:37
I loved the energy from this, it really felt like a good time the entire album. Funny how music has changed, and this is truly all about the lyrics and the pacing. Really like it.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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