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." 

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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." 

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

CarlieKo ,

Shaman in Black

Johnny to me is a shaman. Heals using music. I love this this album. Its so clear that he has no judgements towards the inmates. He sings from his heart to their's and mine. After all, we are all in some sort of prison - jobs, bills not to mention the prisons we put ourselves in on all kinds of levels. Thank you Johnny for all you have given us, you are truly loved!

RNKIM ,

WHAT?!?!?!?

No reviews for one of the greatest artist ever?
The world today has been ruined by hip hop and rap

Tech listener ,

Fan

This is the greatest live album ever made. The angst that Johnny Cash has for the warden and the guards comes through. The back story behind this is great . In the movie they said he spent the night in jail overnight with prisoners. And the water was bad. Even though he breaks up in the song he's able to go right back in rhythm and carry-on I thought he aced it.

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