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    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 you...

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    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.

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    Dimensions 0
    UPC 075678154126
    Runtime 44 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre Rock & Pop
    Sub Genre Singer/Songwriter
    Label Atlantic Records
    Producer Arif Mardin
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing 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
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a

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    • Wonderful album

      If you are a fan of folk music, Americana, or just good music...you will really enjoy this album. John Prine is raw, packed with emotion, and doesn't take himself too seriously. He's a fantastic songwriter. I learned all of these songs from my mom when I was little. She played her Gibson and sang them probably weekly. They just never get old for me.

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    • I recieved the John Prine cd in a timely manner. and as for quality it is very good. I will order more cd's for overstock. Thank you Russ

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