John Prine - John Prine

Limited Edition Crystal Clear Vinyl LP Record, Reissue

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John Prine is the debut studio album by American folk singer songwriter John Prine, originally released in October 1971 via Atlantic Records.

John Prine was offered a recording contract by Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records after the record executive saw the singer perform several of his own songs at a Kris Kristofferson show at the Bitter End.

The song "Paradise" was recorded at A&R Studios in New York (with Prine's brother Dave and good friend Steve Goodman as sidemen) but the remaining cuts were recorded at American Sound Studios in Memphis. Produced by Arif Mardin, who had previously collaborated with the likes of Aretha Franklin and King Curtis, Prine found his new studio surroundings intimidating.

In the Great Days: The John Prine Anthology liner notes he admits, "I was terrified. I went straight from playing by myself, still learning how to sing, to playing with Elvis Presley's rhythm section." Initially, the musicians at American, accustomed to playing heavily rhythmic material and funky grooves, were thrown by Prine and his songs.

After the album's release, Karin Berg of Rolling Stone wrote, "This is a very good first album by a very good songwriter. Good songwriters are on the rise, but John Prine is differently good. His work demands some time and thought from the listener — he's not out to write pleasant tunes, he wants to arrest the cursory listener and get attention for some important things he has to say and, thankfully, he says them without falling into the common trap of writing with overtones of self-importance or smugness. His melodies are excellent”.

n 2012, the album was ranked number 452 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was later ranked number 149 in a revised version of the list published in 2020.

This album 2023 Atlantic 75 series reissue on crystal clear coloured vinyl housed in a single pocket sleeve with a printed insert, pressed in Europe via Atlantic Records.

(17758)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Illegal Smile

3:10

A2

Spanish Pipedream

2:37

A3

Hello In There

4:29

A4

Sam Stone

4:14

A5

Paradise

3:10

A6

Pretty Good

3:36

B1

Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore

2:51

B2

Far From Me

3:38

B3

Angel From Montgomery

3:43

B4

Quiet Man

2:50

B5

Donald And Lydia

4:27

B6

Six O'Clock News

2:49

B7

Flashback Blues

2:33

SKU 17758
Record Label Atlantic Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number RCV1 19156
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 September 2023
Original Release Date (Year) 01 October 1971
Barcode # 603497835010
Shipping Weight 0.2700kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Crystal Clear Coloured Vinyl, Single Pocket Sleeve, Printed Insert, Reissue, Atlantic 75 Series
Vinyl Colour Clear
Genre Folk
Format VINYL LP

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