At Folsom Prison is a live album by Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in May 1968. After his 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues", Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison. His idea was put on hold until 1967, when personnel changes at Columbia Records put Bob Johnston in charge of producing Cash's material.
At Folsom Prison deals with johnny cash illustrate the conflicted nature of the american mind set, with his personal life and his music to. ach track giving out crude,compassionate and bad ass stories with his lyrics. This has to be his highest achievement throughout his discography. 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.
At Folsom Prison (Live). At Folsom Prison (Live) Tracklist. Cash liked the idea, and performed several prison concerts in the late 1950s and early 1960s. By 1967, his career was in a downslide due to his drug problems were worsening. With a shakeup of producers at Columbia Records, Cash tried his luck and took the chance to propose recording a live album at a prison to give his career a bump.
All Tracks Previously Unreleased The Shows Were Recorded At Folsom Prison. Mastered By Vic Anessini At Battery Studios New York, NY Special Thanks: Gene Beley, Bill Miller. Includes a booklet featuring pictures of Cash and his wife June and some details on the show.
However, Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison album is a unique oddity. Folsom Prison is the first of a few live releases at prisons, and one can only imagine what it must have been like for a prisoner to see Johnny Cash, a man with such empathy towards prisoners, performing live just for them.
Five decades after Johnny Cash’s At Folsom Prison album was recorded, it remains as mythical as ever. The concert and its star bore into the international imagination and for various reasons never left it. Dressed in his trademark black on January 13th, 1968, he paradoxically celebrated prison and outlaw life while creating a damning portrait of the prison experience that pricked the era’s concern for society’s outcasts.
Title: At Folsom Prison Artist: Johnny Cash Genre: CountryCountry Duration: 5. 0 mins Format: CD, Album Type: CD No. of Discs: 1 disc(s) Studio, Label: Sony Music UK Release Date: 23 Dec 1999. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison LP (1968 Columbia Records CS 9639) VG & VG+, Live.
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