Monday, October 13, 2008

Johnny Cash's Legendary Performance

‘Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition’ Features Exclusive Documentary

January 13, 1968 has long been regarded as the day that Johnny Cash recorded one of the greatest albums of all time ‘At Folsom Prison.’ Commemorating the 40th anniversary of this recording, ‘Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition’ features previously unreleased materials from that epic day including a new documentary film with exclusive footage from behind the walls of Folsom Prison. The documentary examines the single most important day in the career of the legendary Man in Black and the prison where it all took place. This look at the historic Folsom Prison concert reveals a complex Cash and re-establishes this album as one of the most important recordings of the 20th Century.

As Folsom’s residents erupt in raucous response to Cash on stage, this film’s compelling footage captures the unique yet undeniable relationship of mutual respect he held with the inmates. This camaraderie is particularly evident in Cash’s performance of “Greystone Chapel,” a song written by Folsom inmate Glen Sherley about the facility’s building of spiritual refuge.

The DVD also features unpublished images of Cash in the crowning moment of his career, captured by the legendary rock and roll photographer Jim Marshall, and new interviews with Merle Haggard, Rosanne Cash, Marty Stuart, and former inmates who witnessed the concert.

‘Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: Legacy Edition’ is a two-disc, one DVD box set available at all physical and digital outlets starting tomorrow, October 14, 2008 through Columbia/Legacy.