Today: Johnny Cash released “At San Quentin” in 1969 – 43 years ago


From Wikipedia:

At San Quentin is the 31st overall album and a recording of a live concert given by Johnny Cash to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. As well as being released on record the concert was filmed by Granada Television.

The album was a follow-up to Cash’s previous live album, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful At Folsom Prison.

On the original LP release, the song order was changed and several songs were cut, probably for space reasons. Despite the title of the version released on CD in 2000 – At San Quentin (The Complete 1969 Concert) – the CD does not contain the entire concert uncut, but does feature additional tracks and running order that parallels the actual setlist. In 2010, The album was reissued on vinyl by Sundazed Records with the original Columbia Catalog number LP 5362. The reissued Sundazed vinyl is an exact copy of the original record except that the back cover has a barcode and indicates it is a Sundazed issue. Performed but not included were the songs “Jackson” and “Orange Blossom Special“, which are included in the video release of the show.

Released June 4, 1969
Recorded Live at San Quentin State Prison, February 24, 1969
Genre Country
Length 59:06 (re-release)
Label Columbia
Producer Bob Johnston (original)
Bob Irwin (re-release)

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