Album #115 – At Folsom Prison
This album was Cash’s first comeback album. It helped revitalize his career and image. I enjoyed listening to it because it was raw and unfiltered. Cash would laugh through some of the songs, he also swore and made jokes. Some announcements from a prison guard are interspersed between songs. It was very enjoyable. The prisoners enjoyed the concert as much as Cash did. This is what I always liked about Johnny Cash. No matter what he did, he did it with class, sincerity and no put ons. He was genuine and the prisoners saw that. I really enjoyed the fact that this live recording was not overdubbed either. It was all live and unfiltered. Highlights include: Folsom Prison Blues, Jackson, The Long Black Veil and Greystone Chapel (a song actually written by a prisoner at Folson during the time this concert was recorded). Overall, I give this album 5 out of 5.
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