"The greatest soundtrack ever written for the greatest musical ever is simply great from beginning to end. Without a weak song to be found, this album will make you think, make you cry and make you horny."
"Sincere desperation and subtle shades of fragility render this album a most satisfyingly intimate experience. This album feels like a private conversation with a man at his lowest and yet, most content. This album moves me."
"A man who knows his audience. The life of the outlaw never sounded so tempting. Imbued with pure grit, guts, biting humor and a healthy dose of romanticism, playing to a packed house of prisoners, Johnny Cash forcefully carves his reputation as a complete bad azz (Amazon's need to censor, not my own)."
"A truly stupendous and hypnotic album, in any format, borders on the transcendental on SACD when played through a Hi-Fi multi-channel system. Unfortunately, now out of print, this version's price has grown increasingly outrageous.
"Who needs distortion with a voice like that? With few men's voices ever sounding as potent and passionate, Kurt Cobain performs the definitive versions of every song on this album in one take. The last track, Where Did You Sleep Last Night?, will haunt you. Truly breathtaking."
"Like a bag of Ocean Spray Chocolate Covered Craisins, every piece contained in this collection is met with increasing enthusiasm and appetite. Some songs are fully-formed confections of delight, others are the all too bare innards of truth and some are empty candy coatings, too sweet to be true. But every bite is delicious and by the end of the bag, you want more. And you need to brush your teeth."
"I love this album. There is something inescapably pretty about it. The quivering of Arthur Lee's voice, guttural guitar solos, fluttering string sections, ground-pounding rhythm section, simply beautiful.
Buy the two-disc Collector's Edition. With a properly remastered original album, an arguably superior alternative-mix, and some terrific extras, you will not be disappointed."
"Heroin addiction, revenge, necrophilia, little old lady mutilating werewolves, martyrdom, revolution, coming-of-age, lawyers, guns and money . . . you couldn't ask for a more diversely entertaining 35 minutes.
If you have a sense of humor and a taste for the bizarre and absurd, you will enjoy this album."