At Folsom Prison设身处地临摹囚犯德处境与心路历程，也好像代他们完成告解："Cocaine blues"吸毒犯的坦白、"The long black veil"含冤受刑的无奈、"The wall"见不到日升日落被囚禁的苦痛、"Send a picture of mother""Give my love to rose"思恋家人的悲伤……相较Nick Cave的谋杀组曲，Nick Cave像阐扬腐坏颓废美学的恶之华，Johnny Cash就是白描恬淡的素人文学。
At Folsom Prison is a live album by Johnny Cash, recorded on January 13, 1968 at Folsom State Prison in Folsom, California. Also on the album are June Carter, Carl Perkins, and Cash's band, the Tennessee Three.
The final song, "Greystone Chapel", was written by an inmate, Glen Sherley. Johnny Cash had never sung the song until the night before the Folsom visit. A Reverend asked Cash to listen to an audio tape of Sherley singing the song. After hearing the tape Cash rushed to include the song on the live album the next night.
Throughout the album Cash seems to empathize with the plight of the prisoners. The inmates for their part had a great deal of respect for Cash and his works, though some of the sounds that seemed to be from the inmates (cheering and shouting) were actually dubbed in after the recording, most notably the cheering following the line "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die" on "Folsom Prison Blues."
On the original LP release, the song order was changed and several songs were cut, probably for space reasons. The version released on CD in 2000 still does not contain the entire concert, but rather with added tracks from the concert that day. Four additional tracks were performed that day but not included on the re-release: "I'm Not in Your Town to Stay," "I've Got a Woman," "Long Legged Guitar Picking Man," and an alternate performance of "Greystone Chapel."
In 2003, the album was ranked number 88 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2003, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
In 2006, it ranked #3 on CMT's 40 Greatest Albums in Country Music.