At San Quentin

Johnny Cash
April 2017 | 31 songs

In February 1969, Johnny Cash was nearing the peak of his popularity – 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. This 2CD set presents the entire concert, start to finish. Still grippingly intense after 37 years, it not only assembles all Cash's performances, but those by the other members of his stage show: June Carter, her mother and sisters (performing as the Carter Family), Cash's buddy Carl Perkins of "Blue Suede Shoes" (and "Daddy Sang Bass") fame, and the Statler Brothers, known then for their 1965 hit "Flowers on the Wall."

Disc 1

  1. 1 Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
  2. 2 Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
  3. 3 The Last Thing On My Mind - The Carter Family
  4. 4 June Carter Talks To The Audience - June Carter Cash
  5. 5 Wildwood Flower
  6. 6 Big River
  7. 7 I Still Miss Someone
  8. 8 Wreck of the Old 97
  9. 9 I Walk the Line
  10. 10 The Long Black Veil/Give My Love To Rose
  11. 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  12. 12 Orange Blossom Special
  13. 13 Jackson
  14. 14 Darlin' Companion(Live in Denmark)
  15. 15 Break My Mind - The Carter Family
  16. 16 I Don't Know Where I'm Bound
  17. 17 Starkville City Jail

Disc 2

  1. 1 San Quentin
  2. 2 San Quentin
  3. 3 Wanted Man
  4. 4 Restless - Carl Perkins
  5. 5 A Boy Named Sue (Live in Denmark)
  6. 6 Blistered
  7. 7 (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley
  8. 8 The Outside Looking In - Carl Perkins
  9. 9 Less Of Me - The Statler Brothers
  10. 10 Ring Of Fire
  11. 11 He Turned the Water Into Wine
  12. 12 Daddy Sang Bass
  13. 13 The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago
  14. 14 Folsom Prison Blues/I Walk The Line/Ring Of Fire/The Rebel-Johnny Yuma