16 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Outlaw country was invented here. In 1968, The Man in Black played his prison songs (“Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Got Stripes,” “25 Minutes to Go”) and tales of drug-fueled murder (“Cocaine Blues”) to a hall of hardy convicts—and the genre was born. But it wasn’t merely context that makes this album iconic. Backed by the Tennessee Three, Cash’s booming performance has real fire, and he brings the house down on standards like “I Still Miss Someone”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and “Jackson." 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Outlaw country was invented here. In 1968, The Man in Black played his prison songs (“Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Got Stripes,” “25 Minutes to Go”) and tales of drug-fueled murder (“Cocaine Blues”) to a hall of hardy convicts—and the genre was born. But it wasn’t merely context that makes this album iconic. Backed by the Tennessee Three, Cash’s booming performance has real fire, and he brings the house down on standards like “I Still Miss Someone”, “Orange Blossom Special”, and “Jackson." 

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