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Great album - fantastic concert
on 18 October 2007
This is a superb live album, recorded in San Quentin prison in front of an enthusiastic crowd of criminal inmates (now that's what you call a tough crowd !!).The songs are just brilliant & Cash's banter is almost worth the price of the CD itself.
Johnny Cash plays the crowd like he plays the guitar, one minute whipping them into a near frenzy with songs like the fantastic title track , the next calming them down with some reflective melodies.
I only fairly recently bought the two Johnny Cash "prison" albums , on the strength of having seen his performance of this particular concert on TV - unfortunately, I didn't know this edition of "At San Quentin", complete with DVD, was available (that'll teach me to look more carefully !). The film footage of this concert was excellent, the concert itself is bookended / interspersed by documentary style shots of the prison & its inmates.
Despite already owning this CD,I'm going to see if Santa can get me another copy, complete with DVD !