Johnny Cash, the Man in Black (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003). Happy birthday, Johnny.
Sony BMG is set to release 'Johnny Cash Live At Osteraker Prison' on 3rd March 2008 in the UK.
After 35 Years, this legendary concert can now be owned on CD - featuring 12 bonus tracks not featured on the original LP.
This rediscovered gem is now available to buy on CD. The lost prison album has been resurrected which is bound to delight fans of Johnny Cash 'Live From San Quentin' and 'Live From Folsom Prison'. 'Johnny Cash Live At Osteraker Prison' has been expanded with new liner notes and remastered with 12 bonus tracks. The album shot into the top 30 when it was released in Sweden. In fact, the liner notes are written by Borje Lundberg - co-author of Hello, Sweden! I'm Johnny Cash.
This electrifying concert recording includes a raucous instrumental version of "I Walk The Line" as well as other classics such as "Folsom Prison Blues", "Me & Bobby McGee", "San Quentin" and "Blue Suede Shoes" by Carl Perkins.
Johnny Cash opened with "A Boy Named Sue" for a fully-seated auditorium and for the next hour continued with some of his biggest hits and fan favorites. To commemorate the day, Johnny had learned a few Swedish words: "Thank you my friends, I hope you like our music."
He was a passionate man, but the country star was particularly interested with the downtrodden. Prisoners. Though playing shows in prisons was not unusual to Johnny (San Quentin, Folsom State Prison) - he had never performed at a prison outside the U.S.A. when he took the stage at 1:10 p.m. on October 3, 1972 at Osteraker Prison north of Stockholm, Sweden.
One of the last great Johnny Cash albums to finally see a release on CD, this truly is a must-have for all fans of the man who walked the line
'Johnny Cash Live At Osteraker Prison' track listing:
1. I Walk The Line (instrumental) *
2. A Boy Named Sue *
3. Sunday Morning Coming Down *
4. Osteraker [San Quentin]
5. Me and Bobby McGee
6. Orleans Parish Prison
7. Jacob Green
8. Life Of A Prisoner
9. The Prisoners Song
10. Folsom Prison Blues
11. City Jail
12. Help Me Make it Though the Night
13. That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
14. The Invertebraes
15. Lookin' Back in Anger
16. I Saw a Man
17. High Heel Sneakers (Carl Perkins) *
18. Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins) *
19. Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog
20. Wreck of The Old 97
21. I Promise You *
22. Nobody Cared
23. San Quentin *
24. Folsom Prison Blues (instrumental) *
* Not on the original LP. Previously unreleased.
Original album released by Columbia Records in 1973.
Original recordings produced by Larry Butler & Charlie Bragg
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