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John Prine (1971)

Artist: John Prine
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Format: CD
Sku: 60149843
UPC: 075678154126
UPC 14: 00075678154126
Release Date: 2/5/1990
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Illegal Smile ~ John Prine
2. Spanish Pipedream ~ John Prine
3. Hello In There ~ John Prine
4. Sam Stone ~ John Prine
5. Paradise ~ John Prine
6. Pretty Good ~ John Prine
7. Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore ~ John Prine
8. Far From Me ~ John Prine
9. Angel From Montgomery ~ John Prine
10. Quiet Man ~ John Prine
11. Donald And Lydia ~ John Prine
12. Six O'Clock News ~ John Prine
13. Flashback Blues ~ John Prine

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote There were a lot of "New Dylans" knocking around at the onset of the '70s, but Prine proved to be a powerful artistic voice in his own right, with plenty of staying power. His debut is full of the songs that inspired Kris Kristoffersson to help the young Chicago songwriter score a record deal. Largely based on country/folk traditions as filtered through the then-new "singer-songwriter" sound, Prine's tunes contain both wry humor and penetrating emotional insights. "Illegal Smile" is a light-hearted ode to marijuana and "Pretty Good" is an absurdist tale that manages to be both existential and sprightly at the same time.
Muze PNote The real gems here are the more personal character studies. "Hello in There" is a touching but completely unsentimental plea for understanding and kindness toward the elderly. "Sam Stone" is a harrowing, sharply observed portrait of a Vietnam vet. The most enduring song here is the gorgeous ballad "Angel From Montgomery," about a woman stuck in a bleak relationship, voicing her wish for deliverance. JOHN PRINE is one of the most auspicious debuts of the early '70s.

Producer: Arif Mardin

Artist Overview

Chicagoan John Prine burst onto the early '70s singer-songwriter scene amid a flurry of completely justified hype. He was among the first of many artists pegged as "the new Dylan," but his combination of folk, country, and poetic-but-simple lyrics was completely his own. Over the years, his albums have featured rock and country shadings to varied degrees, but his inimitable writing style has remained consistent.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Rock-Live From Mountain Stage (Live)
Muze Music Compilations American Music:hightone Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Poet:tribute To Townes Van Zandt
Muze Music Compilations This One's For Him:tribute To Guy Cla
Muze Music Compilations Love For Levon
Muze Music Compilations Americana Christmas
Muze Music Compilations Only Folk Collection You'll Ever Need

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/06/1990
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1971
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 19156
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678154126

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/23/71, p.64)
- "...It's good to have such a fine new talent around who is both interesting and provocative. If he's this good this young, time should be on his side..."

Spin (p.101)
- "[The] everyday detail and poetic imagery have the hallmarks of a natural genius."

Q (9/96, p.132)
- 4 Stars - Excellent - "...A rebirth of roots country with a fold troubadour delivery oft compared to Dylan, it touched on social issues with an acrid wit....Chock-full of classic performances and Prine's most noted's a biting collection that's just as moving today."

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