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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… read more



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  • Avatar for MyMediaMusic
    One of the greatest country albums of all time. Perfect blend of country and folk rock, the atmosphere and the interaction with the crowd is just amazing.
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Listen to more Country albums. There are tons of amazing ones out there, some of which are better than this. Townes Van Zandt's Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas, for example.
  • Avatar for Unorthodox
    Only Country album I truly love. There's nothing quite like listening to a man sing to a bunch of prison inmates about shooting his wife and getting hung.
  • Avatar for Harry_01
    This is so good.
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  • Avatar for Paneska-LP
    This list/album is uncomplete, right? Where's Sunday Morning Coming Down?
  • Avatar for cdax2307
    FUCKING masterpiece
  • Avatar for nssworld
    Johnny was always the quintessential bad album, but I do dig San Quentin better...
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Prefer this one to San Quentin. Folsom doesn't have as many hits but the atmosphere is more palpable and the connection between performer and audience more authentic.

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