John Prine CD (1990)

Artist: John Prine

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Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60149843
UPC 075678154126
UPC 14 00075678154126
Format CD
Release Date 2/5/1990
Author John Prine
Compilation Appearance Rock-Live From Mountain Stage (Live)
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Johnny Cash
Artist Influence Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Artist Influence Roger Miller (Country)
Artist Influence Willie Nelson
Artist Contemporary Bruce Cockburn
Artist Contemporary Bruce Springsteen
Artist Contemporary David Allan Coe
Artist Contemporary David Bromberg
Artist Contemporary David Crosby
Artist Contemporary Eric Andersen
Artist Contemporary Freedy Johnston
Artist Contemporary Guy Clark
Artist Contemporary Iris DeMent
Artist Contemporary Jackson Browne
Artist Contemporary James McMurtry
Artist Contemporary Jerry Jeff Walker
Artist Contemporary Jesse Winchester
Artist Contemporary Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Artist Contemporary John Hiatt
Artist Contemporary John Stewart
Artist Contemporary Keb' Mo'
Artist Contemporary Kinky Friedman
Artist Contemporary Kris Kristofferson
Artist Contemporary Laurel Canyon Ramblers
Artist Contemporary Loudon Wainwright III
Artist Contemporary Lyle Lovett
Artist Contemporary Michael Peter Smith
Artist Contemporary Paul Simon
Artist Contemporary Peter Case
Artist Contemporary Peter Karp
Artist Contemporary Randy Newman
Artist Contemporary Ry Cooder
Artist Contemporary Sam Baker
Artist Contemporary Steve Forbert
Artist Contemporary Steve Goodman
Artist Contemporary Steve Noonan
Artist Contemporary Todd Snider
Artist Contemporary Tom Petty
Artist Contemporary Tom Rush
Artist Contemporary Townes Van Zandt
Artist Contemporary Warren Zevon
Artist Contemporary Willis Alan Ramsey
Artist Follower 5 Chinese Brothers
Artist Follower Bill Morrissey (Folk)
Artist Follower Bob Hillman
Artist Follower Charlie Robison
Artist Follower Chris Knight (Guitar)
Artist Follower Dar Williams
Artist Follower Frank Tedesso
Artist Follower Greg Brown
Artist Follower Jake Xerxes Fussell
Artist Follower James McMurtry
Artist Follower Jared Nelson Smith
Artist Follower John Mellencamp
Artist Follower Lauren Shera
Artist Follower Lilly Hiatt
Artist Follower Mike Plume
Artist Follower Monte Warden
Artist Follower Passenger (UK)
Artist Follower Richard Julian
Artist Follower Twin Bandit
Artist Follower Twin Forks
Technical Info
Producer Arif Mardin
CatalogID 19156
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 02/06/1990
Original Release 1971
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 44m : 28s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678154126
Album Notes and Credits
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.
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.
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.
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."
Disc 1
1 Illegal Smile
2 Spanish Pipedream
3 Hello In There
4 Sam Stone
5 Paradise
6 Pretty Good
7 Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore
8 Far From Me
9 Angel From Montgomery
10 Quiet Man
11 Donald And Lydia
12 Six O'Clock News
13 Flashback Blues

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