Johnny Cash 1968 ‘At The Carousel Ballroom’ Set For Release

Johnny Cash 1968 ‘At The Carousel Ballroom’ Set For Release | Society Of Rock Videos

1957: Country singer/songwriter Johnny Cash performs onstage with an acoustic guitar in 1957. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Arrives On September 24

A previously unreleased Johnny Cash live album titled “At The Carousel Ballroom” is getting its first official release on September 24 via the Owsley “Bear” Stanley Foundation and Renew Records/BMG. The April 24, 1968 show was recorded at Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco by taper and audio engineer Owsley Stanley.

This was recorded mere days before his iconic LP, “Live at Folsom Prison” was released. The track list includes two Bob Dylan covers: “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” and “One Too Many Mornings”.

“Bear’s recording gives us an entirely different perspective on Johnny’s live sound during this creative peak, and is probably the closest to what it actually sounded like to be in the audience for a Johnny Cash show in 1968,” Stanley’s son, Starfinder Stanley said. “There’s an idiosyncrasy to this recording; on every other Johnny Cash record you’ve ever heard, Johnny is centered in the stereo soundstage.”

“But on this one, Johnny is entirely on the right channel,” he added, “and the Tennessee Three are all on the left. That’s a bit weird until your brain adjusts, but you quickly realize that you’ve been set right between Johnny and his band.”

“At The Carousel Ballroom” will be released on vinyl and CD.

Johnny Cash’s Live at the Carousel Ballroom Track List

1. Cocaine Blues
2. Long Black Veil
3. Orange Blossom Special (CD and Digital only)
4. Going to Memphis
5. The Ballad of Ira Hayes
6. Rock Island Line
7. Guess Things Happen That Way
8. One Too Many Mornings
9. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
10. Give My Love to Rose
11. Green, Green Grass of Home
12. Old Apache Squaw
13. Lorena
14. Forty Shades of Green
15. Bad News
16. Jackson
17. Tall Lover Man
18. June’s Song Introduction
19. Wildwood Flower
20. Foggy Mountain Top
21. This Land Is Your Land
22. Wabash Cannonball
23. Worried Man Blues
24. Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man
25. Ring of Fire
26. Big River
27. Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
28. I Walk the Line

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