John Prine (album)


John Prine (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = John Prine
Type = Album
Artist = John Prine


Released = 1971
Recorded = American Recording Studios, Memphis, except "Paradise," recorded at A&R Studios, New York City
Genre = Folk music
Length = 44:07
Label = Atlantic
Producer = Arif Mardin
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&token=&sql=10:gmdjyl4jxpzb]
*"Rolling Stone" (favorable) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/johnprine/albums/album/92175/review/5941615/john_prine link]
Chronology = John Prine
This album = "John Prine (album)|John Prine" (1971)
Next album = "Diamonds in the Rough" (1972)

"John Prine" was the first album by John Prine, issued by Atlantic records. In 2003, the album was ranked number 458 on "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Track listing

All songs written by John Prine, published by Cotillion, BMI.

Side one
# "Illegal Smile" – 3:10
# "Spanish Pipedream" – 2:37
# "Hello In There" – 4:29
# "Sam Stone" – 4:14
# "Paradise" – 3:10
# "Pretty Good" – 3:36

Side two
# "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore" – 2:51
# "Far From Me" – 3:38
# "Angel From Montgomery" – 3:43
# "Quiet Man" – 2:50
# "Donald and Lydia" – 4:27
# "Six O'Clock News" – 2:49
# "Flashback Blues" – 2:33

Instrumentation

On all songs except "Paradise" and "Flashback Blues":
*John Prine, vocals and acoustic guitar
*Reggie Young, lead guitar
*Leo LeBlanc, pedal steel guitar
*John Christopher, rhythm guitar
*Bobby Emmons, organ
*Bobby Wood, pianos
*Mike Leach, bass
*Gene Chrisman, drums
*Bishop Heywood, percussion

On "Paradise":
*John Prine, lead vocal and acoustic guitar
*Steve Goodman, harmony vocal and acoustic guitar
*Dave Prine, fiddle
*Neal Rosengarden, bass

On "Flashback Blues":
*John Prine, vocal and acoustic guitar
*Steve Goodman, acoustic guitar
*Noel Gilbert, fiddle
*Mike Leach, bass
*Bishop Heywood, drums
*Gene Chrisman, tambourine

References

*"John Prine" liner notes.

External links

* [http://www.loc.gov/poetry/kooser-prine.html "A Literary Evening with John Prine and Ted Kooser." March 9, 2005. The Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress.]
* [http://www.kyndmusic.com/monthlyissues/sept05/prine.htm Interview with John Prine] - KyndMusic, September 2005


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