“LOS TIGRES DEL NORTE AT FOLSOM PRISON” Original Soundtrack Album

Press Release

“The Landmark Album From The Legendary Latin Band Widely Hailed As “The Voice of the People” Is The First Live Concert Recording From Folsom Prison Since Johnny Cash’s Historic Release Over 50 Years Ago. The Album Kick’s Off With “La Prision de Folsom (Folsom Prison Blues)” – With support from the Johnny Cash Family

Fonovisa/Universal have released the landmark Latin music album Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison” from one of the most influential and popular Latin bands of all time, with sales of over 40 million albums and a record fifty #1 singles.  Recorded live at the same prison where the legendary Johnny Cash recorded his historic “At Folsom Prison” album fifty years earlier, “Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison” is the first soundtrack album in the legendary band’s five-decade career, as it arrives in conjunction with the Netflix Original Documentary of the same title-globally which premiered Sept 15th.

Although scores of artists sought permission, Los Tigres del Norte was the only act authorized by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to film and record at Folsom for the 50th Anniversary of Johnny Cash’s performance. The “Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison” album features recordings from the band’s two concerts at Folsom (one for the men & one for the women–who are housed in separate facilities).  The band personally selected the songs for the project after reviewing pre-filmed inmate interviews, so that the songs would best connect to the inmates’ personal experiences. The voices of the inmates can also be heard on the album itself between the tracks via excerpts from the documentary—amplifying the connection between the inmates and the songs.

Just as the historic 1968 concert opened with “Folsom Prison Blues,” Los Tigres del Norte likewise took to the prison stage with their own Spanish language rendition of Johnny Cash’ classic song – “La Prision de Folsom (Folsom Prison Blues)”– created with the support of John Carter Cash, his son, and written in collaboration with Ana Cristina Cash, his daughter- in-law. 

Two time Oscar winning composer and eighteen-time Latin Grammy winner Gustavo Santaolalla, a legend in his own right, and his long-time producing partner Anibal Kerpel, accompanied the band to Folsom and produced the music for documentary and album.


“Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison” – Album Track Listing

(SONG TITLES IN CAPITALS – Additional entries are documentary excerpts)

01 – Introducción

02 – LA PRISIÓN DE FOLSOM

03 – yo lo conocí

04 – LA JAULA DE ORO

05 – Los Tigres del Norte – Su Pueblo

06 – DE PAISANO A PAISANO

07 – Por Portar un Arma

08 – LA BALA

09 – Tres Strikes

10 – LA BARAJA BENDITA

11 – Una Vida Mejor

12 – TRES VECES MOJADO

13 – Mis Ídolos

14 – UN DÍA A LA VEZ

15 – Vivir en las Sombras

16 – EN QUE FALLÉ

17 – Mi Canción

18 – MI SANGRE PRISIONERA

19 – Lo que Merezco Yo

20 – GOLPES EN EL CORAZÓN

21 – Por un Momento

22 – SEÑOR LOCUTOR

23 – Una Persona Mejor

24 – LA PUERTA NEGRA

25 – No Están Solos

26 – AMÉRICA

27 – Jamás los Olvidaremos

Excerpt From The “Los Tigres del Norte At Folsom Prison” Album Liner Notes – Full Copy Available By Request

“When Johnny Cash performed his landmark live concert at Folsom State Prison in 1968, Los Tigres del Norte were new immigrants to this country, with only dreams of being recording stars. At the time, these performers… were separated by a battery of natural barriers. They spoke different languages, worked in different genres, came from different generations, and lived on opposite sides of a historically troubled border. Yet, half a century later, fate would cause their careers to converge, uniting them musically and spiritually on common ground. …A deeper artistic sensibility also binds Cash and Los Tigres, despite those formidable barriers… They are both singing to the same audience, from the same tier of their respective societies…. Not white and brown, north and south, English and Español… [But] the poor and the powerless, the forgotten and unforgiven, the underappreciated and overworked, the outcast and the voiceless.”

About Los Tigres del Norte

One of the most popular and influential bands in the history of Latin music, Los Tigres del Norte have been superstars for five decades. The band hassold over 40 Million albums worldwide, while notching 24 #1 albums, more than 50 #1 singles, and placing more tracks (66) on the “Hot Latin Songs Chart” than any other artist or group. Los Tigres del Norte has received countless Platinum records and numerous awards – including multiple GRAMMY and LATIN GRAMMYS, the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and The Hispanic Heritage “Legends” Award at The Kennedy Center. 

Even after an unrivaled five-decade career, Los Tigres continues to be at the forefront of Latin music popularity – still performing regularly throughout the US, Central and Latin America to audiences exceeding 100,000+ a night,  releasing chart topping albums and singles, and continually blazing new trails for their music.  Just this year they set the all-time attendance record at the Houston Rodeo, eclipsing the record achieved nine days earlier by Cardi B, when over 75,000 people came to see them in concert. 

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