At Folsom Prison Album

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About At Folsom Prison

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. Cash had recently controlled his drug abuse problems, and was looking to turn his career around after several years of limited commercial success. Backed by June Carter, Carl Perkins and the Tennessee Three, Cash performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in California on January 13, 1968. The album consists of fifteen tracks from the first show and two tracks from the second. Despite little initial investment by Columbia, At Folsom Prison was a hit in the United States, reaching number one on the country charts and the top 15 of the national album chart. The lead single, a live version of "Folsom Prison Blues", was a top 40 hit, Cash's first since 1964's "Understand Your Man". At Folsom Prison received positive reviews and revitalized Cash's career, becoming the first in a series of live albums recorded at prisons that includes "At San Quentin" (1969), "På Österåker" (1973), and "A Concert Behind Prison Walls" (1976). The album was rereleased with additional tracks in 1999, a three-disc set in 2008, and a five LP box set with bonus rehearsals in 2018 for Record Store Day. It was certified triple platinum in 2003 for US sales exceeding three million 


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1968
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1Johnny Cash2:42 
1Johnny Cash2:42 
2Johnny Cash1:24 
2Johnny Cash1:24 
3Johnny Cash3:04 
3Johnny Cash3:04 
4Johnny Cash1:37 
4Johnny Cash1:37 
5Johnny Cash3:01 
5Johnny Cash3:01 
6Johnny Cash3:31 
6Johnny Cash3:31 
7Johnny Cash3:00 
7Johnny Cash3:00 
8Johnny Cash3:57 
8Johnny Cash3:57 
9Johnny Cash2:10 
9Johnny Cash2:10 
10Johnny Cash1:36 
10Johnny Cash1:36 
11Johnny Cash1:30 
11Johnny Cash1:30 
12Johnny Cash2:17 
12Johnny Cash2:17 
13Johnny Cash2:25 
13Johnny Cash2:25 
14Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash3:12 
14Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash3:12 
15Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash2:40 
15Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash2:40 
16Johnny Cash1:57 
16Johnny Cash1:57 
17Johnny Cash7:08 
17Johnny Cash7:08 
18Johnny Cash2:29 
19Johnny Cash6:02 
19Johnny Cash6:02 

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