At Folsom Prison

This recording hardly needs much introduction, but we recently listened to the remastered CD after years of listening abstinence.  Summary:  no music collection is complete without this recording.  Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three are in top form, the sound is fantastic, and deleted banter between Cash and the prison audience has been restored (including comments about the Columbia recording underway and the importance of not saying words like “shit”).  June Carter Cash’s singing on two of the tracks will make your hair tingle and you can imagine the impact this had on the prison inmates who watched the show.  The only possible complaint is the harmonica work–Johnny Sansone wasn’t in the house–but that’s used as a train simulation and passes soon enough.   Regardless of your previous experience with At Folsom Prison, consider revisiting it.  It’s an amazing recording.

 

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