John Prine

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No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: PRINE,JOHNTitle: JOHN PRINEStreet Release Date: 02/06/1990Prine’s 1971 self-titled debut set the tone for the rest of his career. A critical smash and a commercial disappointment, the record contains many of his best known compositions. Proving himself capable of tackling folk balladry, country, and rock with ease, Prine

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No Description Available
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Media Type: CD
Artist: PRINE,JOHN
Title: JOHN PRINE
Street Release Date: 02/06/1990
Prine’s 1971 self-titled debut set the tone for the rest of his career. A critical smash and a commercial disappointment, the record contains many of his best known compositions. Proving himself capable of tackling folk balladry, country, and rock with ease, Prine seems to spring into being as a fully formed singer-songwriter at age 24. Lyrically diverse, Prine offers topical songs such as “Sam Stone,” the tale of a drug addicted Vietnam vet, achingly sad songs, such as the oft-covered “Angel from Montgomery,” and, of course, his trademark wit gets ample time in the spotlight. Produced by the legendary Arif Mardin (Aretha Franklin, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Hall and Oates), the record is understated, letting Prine’s comfy voice drive things. When needed, the famous house band at American Recording Studios in Memphis kicks in tasteful backing. –Ian Landau

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Johnny Roulette says:

this is the one that got me hooked on Prine I’ll admit that I was drawn to John Prine on the strength of one line from the song Sam Stone. There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes. That got me. Prine has a wonderful gift for injecting humor into intensely uncomfortable and painful situations. Prine has a lot of great albums and songs, but this debut is, in my opinion, the best that he has or will ever do. John possessed a maturity and insight well beyond his years on this one. Kris Kristofferson wrote the liner…

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