At San Quentin (Vinyl)

by Johnny Cash

In February 1969, Johnny Cash was nearing the peak of his popularity ‰ÛÒ his At Folsom Prison album was a smash success - but he was nearly at his wildest in his personal life, which surely spilled over into his performance. All of this sets the stage for At San Quentin, that surpasses its predecessor and captures Cash at his rawest and wildest. Part of this is due to the shifting dynamic within his band. Without Luther Perkins, Cash isn't tied to the percolating two-step that defined his music to that point. No other Johnny Cash record sounds as wild as this. He sounds like an outlaw and renegade here, which is what gives it power. He sounds that way throughout the record, making it the case that this is the best Johnny Cash album ever cut.


Wanted Man
Wreck of the Old 97
I Walk the Line
Darlin' Companion(Live in Denmark)
Starkville City Jail
San Quentin
San Quentin
A Boy Named Sue (Live in Denmark)
(There'll Be) Peace in the Valley
Folsom Prison Blues