Johnny Cash At San Quentin / At Folsom Prison (Live)

At San Quentin / At Folsom Prison (Live)
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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: January 30, 2006
  • Originally Released: 2006
  • Label: Columbia Europe

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4 stars out of 5 -- "At Folsom, he found his most captive audience. He reached perilously deep inside, playing off the taut atmosphere in the prison hall to deliver one of his most electrifying and empathetic performances."


  • 1.Folsom Prison Blues
  • 2.Busted
  • 3.Dark as the Dungeon
  • 4.I Still Miss Someone
  • 5.Cocaine Blues
  • 6.25 Minutes to Go
  • 7.Orange Blossom Special
  • 8.Long Black Veil
  • 9.Send a Picture of Mother
  • 10.Wall
  • 11.Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog
  • 12.Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart
  • 13.Joe Bean
  • 14.Jackson
  • 15.Give My Love to Rose
  • 16.I Got Stripes
  • 17.Legend of John Henry's Hammer
  • 18.Green Green Grass of Home
  • 19.Greystone Chapel
  • 20.Big River
  • 21.I Still Miss Someone
  • 22.Wreck of the Ol' 97
  • 23.I Walk the Line
  • 24.Darlin' Companion
  • 25.I Don't Know Where I'm Bound
  • 26.Starkville City Jail
  • 27.San Quentin
  • 28.San Quentin
  • 29.Wanted Man
  • 30.Boy Named Sue
  • 31.There'll Be Peace in the Valley
  • 32.Folsom Prison Blues
  • 33.Ring of Fire
  • 34.He Turned the Water Into Wine
  • 35.Daddy Sang Bass
  • 36.Old Account Was Settled Long Ago
  • 37.Closing Medley (Folsom Prison Blues / I Walk the Line / Ring of Fire / The Rebel)

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2 LPs on 1 CD: AT FOLSOM PRISON (1968)/AT SAN QUENTIN (1969).
Combined here on one disc are both of Cash's famous live "prison albums" of the '60s. Cash has always been a champion of the underdog, as well as cultivating a bit of a badass image (a veneer not harmed by some well-publicized troubles with the law), so these live performances for the prisoners of the Folsom and San Quentin penitentiaries seem more like a preacher delivering a sermon to a faithful parish than a do-gooder slumming in the prison system.
Each concert includes a song tailor-made for the event. "San Quentin" is sung from the point of view of a long-time inmate who bears the psychic scars of incarceration. "Folsom Prison Blues," one of Cash's signature songs, is Cash's most cold-eyed examination of the sociopathic criminal mind, containing the famous line "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." Tunes like these naturally endear Cash to his captive audience, but the prisoners are equally enthused by the humorous, Shel Silverstein-penned "A Boy Named Sue," the sad, romantic "I Still Miss Someone" and the uproarious, Best Country Song Title of All Time-award winner "Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart."

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