At Folsom Prison

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Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Johnny Cash's monumental At Folsom Prison remains a touchstone for country artists in and out of the mainstream, and a landmark in Cash's career, coming at the moment when he was ascending to the Mount Olympus of beloved American artists. As a statement of purpose, At Folsom Prison explores all the styles Cash has made his own and championed as the years have passed -- it's as honest an album as any artist has ever recorded. Bonus tracks include "Busted," "Joe Bean," and the tall tale Cash owns, "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer." Cash's original, Grammy-winning liner notes are reproduced, and he's added an intimate, personal reflection on this project to boot; for good...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David McGee
Johnny Cash's monumental At Folsom Prison remains a touchstone for country artists in and out of the mainstream, and a landmark in Cash's career, coming at the moment when he was ascending to the Mount Olympus of beloved American artists. As a statement of purpose, At Folsom Prison explores all the styles Cash has made his own and championed as the years have passed -- it's as honest an album as any artist has ever recorded. Bonus tracks include "Busted," "Joe Bean," and the tall tale Cash owns, "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer." Cash's original, Grammy-winning liner notes are reproduced, and he's added an intimate, personal reflection on this project to boot; for good measure, Steve Earle puts in his evocative two cents' worth in the liner copy as well.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Folsom Prison looms large in Johnny Cash's legacy, providing the setting for perhaps his definitive song and the location for his definitive album, At Folsom Prison. The ideal blend of mythmaking and gritty reality, At Folsom Prison is the moment when Cash turned into the towering Man in Black, a haunted troubadour singing songs of crime, conflicted conscience, and jail. Surely, this dark outlaw stance wasn't a contrivance but it was an exaggeration, with Cash creating this image by tailoring his set list to his audience of prisoners, filling up the set with tales of murder and imprisonment -- a bid for common ground with the convicts, but also a sly way to suggest that maybe Cash really did shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die. Given the cloud of death that hangs over the songs on At Folsom Prison, there's a temptation to think of it as a gothic, gloomy affair or perhaps a repository of rage, but what's striking about Cash's performance is that he never romanticizes either the crime or the criminals: if anything, he underplays the seriousness with his matter-of-fact ballad delivery or how he throws out wry jokes. Cash is relating to the prisoners and he's entertaining them too, singing "Cocaine Blues" like a bastard on the run, turning a death sentence into literal gallows humor on "25 Minutes to Go," playing "I Got Stripes" as if it were a badge of pride. Never before had his music seemed so vigorous as it does here, nor had he tied together his humor, gravity, and spirituality in one record. In every sense, it was a breakthrough, but more than that, At Folsom Prison is the quintessential Johnny Cash album, the place where his legend burns bright and eternal. [This Expanded Edition of At Folsom Prison added three bonus tracks to the songs included in the original 16-track LP.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/31/2025
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646595510
  • Catalog Number: 65955

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Folsom Prison Blues (2:42)
  2. 2 Busted (1:24)
  3. 3 Dark as the Dungeon (3:04)
  4. 4 I Still Miss Someone (1:37)
  5. 5 Cocaine Blues (3:01)
  6. 6 25 Minutes to Go (3:31)
  7. 7 Orange Blossom Special (3:00)
  8. 8 The Long Black Veil (3:57)
  9. 9 Send a Picture of Mother (2:10)
  10. 10 The Wall (1:36)
  11. 11 Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog (1:30)
  12. 12 Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart (2:17)
  13. 13 Joe Bean (2:25)
  14. 14 Jackson - June Carter Cash (3:12)
  15. 15 Give My Love to Rose - June Carter Cash (2:40)
  16. 16 I Got Stripes (1:57)
  17. 17 The Legend of John Henry's Hammer (7:08)
  18. 18 Green, Green Grass of Home (2:29)
  19. 19 Greystone Chapel (6:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Cash Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
The Carter Family Vocals
Carl Perkins Electric Guitar
The Statler Brothers Vocals
June Carter Cash Vocals, Track Performer
Marshall Grant Bass, Bass Guitar
Luther Perkins Electric Guitar
W.S. Holland Drums
Al Casey Guitar
Technical Credits
Johnny Cash Liner Notes
Shel Silverstein Composer
Bud Freeman Composer
Billy Edd Wheeler Composer
Steven Berkowitz Producer
June Carter Cash Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Bob Johnston Producer, Audio Production
Ervin T. Rouse Composer
Bob Irwin Producer, Reissue Producer
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Darcy Proper Mastering
Gaby Rodgers Composer
Juliana Myrick Packaging Manager, Package Manager
Woody Pornpitaksuk Author
Léon Pober Composer
G. Shirley Composer
T.J. "Red" Arnall Composer
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