Complete List Of John Prine Studio Albums And Discography

John Prine Studio Al bums

John Prine, born on October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois, and passing away on April 7, 2020, was a significant American folk and country singer-songwriter. Gaining prominence in the early 1970s with his self-titled debut album, Prine was known for his poignant, narrative-driven lyrics that often reflected on social and personal themes. His songs such as “Sam Stone” and “Angel from Montgomery,” showcased his ability to blend melancholy with wit.

Prine’s influence spanned across genres and generations, leading to collaborations with artists like Bonnie Raitt and Johnny Cash. Continuing to produce music well into the 21st century, Prine left behind a legacy as a revered songwriter, culminating in his induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019. His death in 2020 marked the loss of a distinct voice in American music, remembered for his honest and empathetic storytelling. Below is a complete list of John Prine’s studio albums with complete track listings

JOHN PRINE STUDIO ALBUMS

John Prine

Released October 1971

John Prine’s self-titled debut album, released in October 1971, marked his entry into the folk and country music scene with its unique blend of humor, poignancy, and social commentary. The album quickly established Prine as a significant songwriting talent, noted for his keen observations and the ability to tell complex stories through simple, evocative lyrics. Prine’s approach to songwriting was marked by a mix of wit and melancholy, often addressing themes of love, life, and social issues with equal parts humor and sincerity.

The musicians featured on this album included John Prine himself on vocals and guitar, Reggie Young on lead guitar, Leo LeBlanc on pedal steel guitar, John Christopher and Bobby Emmons on keyboards, and Mike Leech on bass. The production was handled by Arif Mardin, known for his work with numerous high-profile artists. The album was recorded at American Sound Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City, between May and June 1971.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Illegal Smile” – 3:10
  2. “Spanish Pipedream” – 2:37
  3. “Hello in There” – 4:29
  4. “Sam Stone” – 4:14
  5. “Paradise” – 3:10
  6. “Pretty Good” – 3:36
  7. “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” – 2:51
  8. “Far from Me” – 3:38
  9. “Angel from Montgomery” – 3:43
  10. “Quiet Man” – 2:50
  11. “Donald and Lydia” – 4:27
  12. “Six O’Clock News” – 2:49
  13. “Flashback Blues” – 2:33

Diamonds in the Rough

Released February 1972

John Prine’s second album, Diamonds in the Rough, released in February 1972, continued to showcase his exceptional songwriting skills, with a slightly rawer and more acoustic sound compared to his debut. The album was less commercially successful than its predecessor but was highly praised for its authenticity and lyrical depth. It delved deeper into the heartland of America, capturing the essence of rural and working-class life with empathy and a keen eye for detail.

On this album, Prine was accompanied by David Bromberg on dobro, guitar, and fiddle, Steve Burgh on bass and guitar, and Neil Rosengarden on trumpet and keyboards. The album was produced by Arif Mardin and recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City during late 1971.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Everybody” – 2:43
  2. “The Torch Singer” – 2:52
  3. “Souvenirs” – 3:32
  4. “The Late John Garfield Blues” – 2:56
  5. “Sour Grapes” – 2:00
  6. “Billy the Bum” – 4:42
  7. “The Frying Pan” – 1:47
  8. “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You” – 2:08
  9. “Take the Star Out of the Window” – 2:06
  10. “The Great Compromise” – 4:57
  11. “Clocks and Spoons” – 3:11
  12. “Rocky Mountain Time” – 3:04
  13. “Diamonds in the Rough” – 1:50

Sweet Revenge

Released October 1973

John Prine’s third studio album, Sweet Revenge, released in October 1973, marked a shift towards a more country-infused sound. The album combined Prine’s signature witty and incisive songwriting with a more accessible, country-tinged musical style, which broadened his appeal. Sweet Revenge contained a mix of melancholic ballads and humorous, upbeat tracks, showcasing Prine’s versatility as a songwriter.

The album featured Prine on vocals and guitar, with contributions from Steve Goodman on guitar and background vocals, Ralph MacDonald on percussion, and David Bromberg on dobro and guitar. The album was produced by Arif Mardin and recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York City and Quadrafonic Sound Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, in mid-1973.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sweet Revenge” – 2:39
  2. “Please Don’t Bury Me” – 3:04
  3. “Christmas in Prison” – 3:57
  4. “Dear Abby” – 4:12
  5. “Blue Umbrella” – 3:54
  6. “Often Is a Word I Seldom Use” – 2:50
  7. “Onomatopoeia” – 2:23
  8. “Grandpa Was a Carpenter” – 2:12
  9. “The Accident (Things Could Be Worse)” – 3:28
  10. “Mexican Home” – 4:37
  11. “A Good Time” – 3:34
  12. “Nine Pound Hammer” – 3:11

Common Sense

Released May 1975

Common Sense, John Prine’s fourth studio album, released in May 1975, represented a departure from his previous folk-centric style, introducing a more rock-oriented sound. This album, while still featuring Prine’s characteristic storytelling and lyrical depth, embraced a broader musical palette, incorporating elements of rock and R&B. Despite mixed reviews from critics, the album showcased Prine’s willingness to experiment and evolve as an artist.

Notable musicians on this album included Steve Cropper on guitar, Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass, and Bobby Wood on keyboards, with contributions from Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne. Produced by Steve Cropper, the album was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and Wally Heider Studios in San Francisco, California, in early 1975.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Middle Man” – 2:30
  2. “Common Sense” – 3:08
  3. “Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard” – 3:18
  4. “Wedding Day in Funeralville” – 2:25
  5. “Way Down” – 2:23
  6. “My Own Best Friend” – 3:15
  7. “Forbidden Jimmy” – 2:52
  8. “Saddle in the Rain” – 3:30
  9. “That Close to You” – 3:22
  10. “He Was in Heaven Before He Died” – 2:13
  11. “You Never Can Tell” – 3:00

Bruised Orange

Released February 1978

John Prine’s fifth studio album, Bruised Orange, released in February 1978, saw him returning to his folk roots with a collection of deeply personal and reflective songs. This album was highly regarded for its emotional depth and poetic lyricism, capturing the subtleties of human experience with grace and humor. Bruised Orange is often considered one of Prine’s finest works, combining his storytelling prowess with a more mature and introspective approach.

The album’s musicians included John Burns on guitar, Tommy “Pinky” West on bass, and Howard Levy on harmonica and piano. The album was produced by Steve Goodman and recorded at Jack Clement Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, in late 1977.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Fish and Whistle” – 3:16
  2. “There She Goes” – 3:24
  3. “If You Don’t Want My Love” – 3:05
  4. “That’s the Way That the World Goes ‘Round” – 3:20
  5. “Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)” – 5:21
  6. “Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone” – 2:50
  7. “Aw Heck” – 2:19
  8. “Crooked Piece of Time” – 2:52
  9. “Iron Ore Betty” – 2:42
  10. “The Hobo Song” – 3:31

Pink Cadillac

Released August 1979

Pink Cadillac, John Prine’s sixth studio album, released in August 1979, marked another stylistic shift, embracing rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll influences. This album showcased a playful, energetic side of Prine, diverging from the folk and country styles that had defined much of his earlier work. Pink Cadillac was characterized by its upbeat tempo and a sense of fun, reflecting a different aspect of Prine’s musical personality.

The album featured musicians such as John Burns on guitar, Tommy “Pinky” West on bass, and a variety of guest artists, adding a diverse range of sounds to the mix. Produced by Sam Phillips and Knox Phillips, it was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, in early 1979.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Chinatown” – 2:23
  2. “Automobile” – 4:23
  3. “Killing the Blues” – 4:34
  4. “No Name Girl” – 3:31
  5. “Saigon” – 3:15
  6. “Cold War (This Cold War with You)” – 2:54
  7. “Baby Let

Storm Windows

Released August 1980

Storm Windows, released in August 1980, was John Prine’s seventh studio album. This record saw him delving deeper into a more traditional country sound while maintaining the lyrical depth and storytelling for which he was known. The album, though not as commercially successful as some of his earlier works, was well-received for its heartfelt songwriting and strong musicianship.

Prine’s collaborators on this album included Leo LeBlanc on pedal steel guitar, John Burns on guitar, and Bob Hoban on keyboards. The album was produced by Barry Beckett and recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Sheffield, Alabama, in early 1980. Storm Windows reached number 144 on the Billboard 200 chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Shop Talk” – 3:22
  2. “Living in the Future” – 3:27
  3. “It’s Happening to You” – 2:20
  4. “Sleepy Eyed Boy” – 2:50
  5. “All Night Blue” – 2:50
  6. “Just Wanna Be With You” – 3:06
  7. “Storm Windows” – 5:02
  8. “Baby Ruth” – 3:10
  9. “One Red Rose” – 2:26
  10. “I Had a Dream” – 3:29

Aimless Love

Released October 1984

John Prine’s eighth studio album, Aimless Love, released in October 1984, represented a return to his folk and acoustic roots after the more country-oriented Storm Windows. The album was notable for its understated, introspective songwriting, with Prine’s lyrics reflecting a mature, reflective outlook on life and relationships. Aimless Love was his first album released on his independent label, Oh Boy Records.

The album featured a range of musicians, including Philip Donnelly on guitar and Leo LeBlanc on pedal steel guitar. Prine produced the album alongside Jim Rooney and recorded it at Cowboy Jack Clement’s studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The album did not chart on the Billboard 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Be My Friend Tonight” – 3:15
  2. “Aimless Love” – 3:07
  3. “Me, Myself and I” – 2:43
  4. “The Oldest Baby in the World” – 2:55
  5. “Slow Boat to China” – 3:45
  6. “The Bottomless Lake” – 3:38
  7. “Maureen, Maureen” – 3:16
  8. “Somewhere Someone’s Falling in Love” – 3:02
  9. “People Puttin’ People Down” – 2:49
  10. “Unwed Fathers” – 3:29
  11. “Only Love” – 3:29

German Afternoons

Released October 1986

German Afternoons, John Prine’s ninth studio album, was released in October 1986. This album saw Prine further exploring country and folk sounds, with a notable bluegrass influence. The album’s relaxed, down-home style was a hit with fans, showcasing Prine’s ability to blend different genres while maintaining his distinctive lyrical style. German Afternoons was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Folk Recording category.

The album featured musicians such as Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Dave Pomeroy on bass, and Philip Donnelly on guitar. Produced by Jim Rooney, the album was recorded at Jack’s Tracks Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Lulu Walls” – 2:37
  2. “Speed of the Sound of Loneliness” – 3:27
  3. “Out of Love” – 3:08
  4. “Sailin’ Around” – 3:34
  5. “If She Were You” – 3:36
  6. “Linda Goes to Mars” – 3:06
  7. “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian” – 3:13
  8. “I Just Want to Dance with You” – 3:27
  9. “Love, Love, Love” – 3:00
  10. “Bad Boy” – 3:31
  11. “They’ll Never Take Her Love from Me” – 3:02
  12. “Paradise” – 3:34

Pink Cadillac

Released August 1979

Pink Cadillac, John Prine’s sixth studio album, released in August 1979, marked a significant shift in his musical style, embracing more rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll influences. This departure from his predominantly folk and country roots showcased a playful, energetic side of Prine, bringing a different flavor to his discography. Pink Cadillac was characterized by its raw sound and the spontaneous energy of its recordings, reflecting a fun and lively aspect of Prine’s musical personality.

The album featured a range of talented musicians, including John Burns on guitar and Tommy “Pinky” West on bass, with additional contributions from a variety of artists that added to its diverse soundscape. Notably, Pink Cadillac was produced by the legendary Sam Phillips, known for his work with Elvis Presley, and his son Knox Phillips. The production style of the Phillips brought a distinct rock ‘n’ roll vibe to the album. It was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, in early 1979.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Chinatown” – 2:23
  2. “Automobile” – 4:23
  3. “Killing the Blues” – 4:34
  4. “No Name Girl” – 3:31
  5. “Saigon” – 3:15
  6. “Cold War (This Cold War with You)” – 2:54
  7. “Baby Let’s Play House” – 3:21
  8. “Down by the Side of the Road” – 4:58
  9. “How Lucky” – 3:36
  10. “Ubangi Stomp” – 2:34

With Pink Cadillac, Prine demonstrated his ability to venture into new musical territories while maintaining the essence of his songwriting. The album’s blend of rockabilly and rock elements, combined with Prine’s storytelling skills, created a unique and memorable addition to his body of work.

The Missing Years

Released September 1991

The Missing Years, John Prine’s tenth studio album, released in September 1991, is often hailed as one of his most accomplished works. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, showcasing Prine’s exceptional songwriting abilities. The title reflects Prine’s humor and his awareness of his somewhat low-profile status in the mainstream music industry during the preceding years. This album features a blend of folk, country, and rock styles, and is characterized by its witty, insightful lyrics and engaging melodies.

The album saw collaborations with a host of renowned musicians and singers, including Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, and Phil Everly, adding a rich texture to the sound. Produced by Howie Epstein, The Missing Years was recorded in various studios, including Huh Sound Theater and The Money Pit, Nashville.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Picture Show” – 3:53
  2. “All the Best” – 3:28
  3. “The Sins of Memphisto” – 4:14
  4. “Everybody Wants to Feel Like You” – 3:09
  5. “It’s a Big Old Goofy World” – 5:10
  6. “I Want to Be With You Always” – 3:04
  7. “Daddy’s Little Pumpkin” – 2:43
  8. “Take a Look at My Heart” – 3:40
  9. “Great Rain” – 4:11
  10. “Way Back Then” – 3:03
  11. “Unlonely” – 4:34
  12. “You Got Gold” – 4:42
  13. “Everything Is Cool” – 2:48
  14. “Jesus the Missing Years” – 5:54

A John Prine Christmas

Released September 1993

A John Prine Christmas, released in September 1993, is Prine’s first and only Christmas album. It’s a unique blend of traditional holiday music with Prine’s own humorous and heartfelt compositions. The album combines new songs with classic Christmas tunes, all given a distinct Prine twist. His approach to holiday music is both reverent and playful, creating a festive atmosphere that’s distinctly his own.

The album features a mix of solo performances and collaborations with other musicians, giving it a warm, communal feel. Recorded at various studios, including The Butcher Shoppe, Nashville, the album was produced by Prine himself, showcasing his versatility as an artist.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Everything Is Cool” – 3:48
  2. “All the Best” – 3:43
  3. “Silent Night All Day Long” – 3:54
  4. “If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man” – 3:23
  5. “Silver Bells” – 3:48
  6. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” – 3:37
  7. “Christmas in Prison” – 3:38
  8. “A John Prine Christmas” – 3:50

Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

Released April 1995

Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings, released in April 1995, is Prine’s eleventh studio album. It further cemented his reputation as a master storyteller and an insightful, empathetic songwriter. The album, while containing a variety of musical styles, maintains a cohesiveness and depth that is signature to Prine’s work. It combines elements of folk, country, and rock, with Prine’s lyrical storytelling at the forefront.

The album was produced by Howie Epstein and featured contributions from a range of musicians, including Phil Parlapiano and Bill Bonk. Recorded at Huh Sound Theater, the album reached number 159 on the Billboard 200 chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “New Train” – 3:22
  2. “Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody” – 4:04
  3. “All the Way With You” – 3:48
  4. “We Are the Lonely” – 4:29
  5. “Lake Marie” – 5:54
  6. “Humidity Built the Snowman” – 4:25
  7. “Day Is Done” – 3:35
  8. “Quit Hollerin’ at Me” – 4:33
  9. “Big Fat Love” – 4:14
  10. “Same Thing Happened to Me” – 3:21
  11. “This Love Is Real” – 3:24
  12. “Leave the Lights On” – 3:52
  13. “He Forgot That It Was Sunday” – 3:29
  14. “I Love You So Much It Hurts” – 2:48

In Spite of Ourselves

Released September 1999

In Spite of Ourselves, released in September 1999, is a distinctive entry in Prine’s discography, being primarily a duets album. Prine collaborates with a variety of female country and folk artists, including Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, and Patty Loveless. The album consists mainly of classic country covers, with Prine and his collaborators breathing new life into these timeless songs. The title track, which is an original Prine composition, became particularly well-loved.

The album, produced by Jim Rooney, was recorded at various locations and showcases Prine’s deep appreciation for classic country music, as well as his ability to reinterpret these songs in his unique style.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “(We’re Not) The Jet Set” with Iris DeMent – 2:24
  2. “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)” with Connie Smith – 2:36
  3. “Wedding Bells/Let’s Turn Back the Years” with Lucinda Williams – 3:06
  4. “When Two Worlds Collide” with Trisha Yearwood – 2:48
  5. “Milwaukee Here I Come” with Iris DeMent – 2:22
  6. “I Know One” with Emmylou Harris – 3:01
  7. “It’s a Cheating Situation” with Dolores Keane – 3:30
  8. “Back Street Affair” with Patty Loveless – 3:15
  9. “Loose Talk” with Connie Smith – 2:58
  10. “Let’s Invite Them Over” with Iris DeMent – 2:32
  11. ” ‘Til a Tear Becomes a Rose” with Fiona Prine – 3:27
  12. “In a Town This Size” with Dolores Keane – 3:07
  13. “We Could” with Iris DeMent – 3:12
  14. “We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds” with Melba Montgomery – 2:42
  15. “In Spite of Ourselves” with Iris DeMent – 3:32
  16. “Dear John (I Sent Your Saddle Home)” – 3:13

Souvenirs

Released November 2000

Souvenirs, released in November 2000, is a collection of re-recorded versions of John Prine’s classic songs. This album was not just a trip down memory lane; it was an opportunity for Prine to revisit his earlier work with the voice and perspective of an older, more experienced artist. The album is characterized by its intimate, acoustic arrangements, highlighting the timeless quality of Prine’s songwriting.

The album was recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Prine himself. It featured Prine on vocals and guitar, with additional contributions from other musicians, providing a fresh take on his beloved classics.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Souvenirs” – 3:42
  2. “Fish and Whistle” – 3:00
  3. “Far from Me” – 5:05
  4. “Angel from Montgomery” – 5:09
  5. “Donald and Lydia” – 4:14
  6. “Christmas in Prison” – 3:49
  7. “Storm Windows” – 4:26
  8. “Grandpa Was a Carpenter” – 2:57
  9. “The Late John Garfield Blues” – 3:56
  10. “Blue Umbrella” – 3:55
  11. “Six O’Clock News” – 4:34
  12. “People Puttin’ People Down” – 3:22
  13. “Sam Stone” – 4:40
  14. “Please Don’t Bury Me” – 3:02
  15. “Hello in There” – 4:56

Fair & Square

Released April 2005

Fair & Square, released in April 2005, marked John Prine’s return to original songwriting after a gap of several years. The album, which won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, showcased a seasoned Prine reflecting on life with his trademark blend of humor, poignancy, and insight. The album was well-received, debuting at number 55 on the Billboard 200 chart and number 2 on the Folk Albums chart.

Recorded at The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville, Tennessee, the album was produced by Prine and Gary Paczosa. It featured contributions from various musicians, adding depth and richness to Prine’s compositions.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Glory of True Love” – 4:12
  2. “Crazy as a Loon” – 5:03
  3. “Long Monday” – 3:21
  4. “Taking a Walk” – 6:09
  5. “Some Humans Ain’t Human” – 7:03
  6. “My Darlin’ Hometown” – 3:14
  7. “Morning Train” – 4:02
  8. “The Moon Is Down” – 3:47
  9. “Clay Pigeons” – 4:27
  10. “She Is My Everything” – 4:25
  11. “I Hate It When That Happens to Me” – 2:49
  12. “Bear Creek Blues” – 4:05
  13. “Other Side of Town” – 4:52
  14. “Safety Joe” – 4:04

Standard Songs for Average People (with Mac Wiseman)

Released April 2007

Standard Songs for Average People, a collaboration album with bluegrass musician Mac Wiseman, was released in April 2007. This album is a collection of covers of classic American songs, blending Prine’s folk style with Wiseman’s bluegrass sensibilities. The duo’s interpretations of these well-known songs bring a fresh perspective while respecting the original spirit of the music.

The album, recorded in Nashville and produced by Prine and David Ferguson, showcases the seamless blend of Prine’s and Wiseman’s vocals, creating a warm, nostalgic feel. It reached number 37 on the Folk Albums chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Blue Eyed Elaine” – 2:54
  2. “Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age” – 2:30
  3. “I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know” – 3:22
  4. “I Love You Because” – 3:33
  5. “Pistol Packin’ Mama” – 2:49
  6. “Saginaw, Michigan” – 3:19
  7. “Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine” – 4:25
  8. “Old Cape Cod” – 3:37
  9. “Death of Floyd Collins” – 3:50
  10. “The Blue Side of Lonesome” – 3:21
  11. “In the Garden” – 3:29
  12. “Just the Other Side of Nowhere” – 3:01
  13. “Old Rugged Cross” – 3:48
  14. “Where the Blue of the Night” – 2:49

For Better, or Worse

Released September 2016

For Better, or Worse, released in September 2016, is another duets album featuring Prine partnering with several prominent female artists, including Iris DeMent, Alison Krauss, and Kacey Musgraves. This album, much like In Spite of Ourselves, features a collection of country and folk standards, showcasing Prine’s love for classic songs. The album was a commercial success, debuting at number 30 on the Billboard 200, number 2 on the Folk Albums chart, and number 7 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Produced by Jim Rooney and recorded in Nashville, the album’s intimate, acoustic arrangements highlight the chemistry between Prine and his duet partners, creating a heartfelt and nostalgic listening experience.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Who’s Gonna Take the Garbage Out” with Iris DeMent – 2:40
  2. “Storms Never Last” with Lee Ann Womack – 2:43
  3. “Falling in Love Again” with Alison Krauss – 2:31
  4. “Color of the Blues” with Susan Tedeschi – 2:54
  5. “I’m Telling You” with Holly Williams – 2:46
  6. “Remember Me” with Kathy Mattea – 2:51
  7. “Look at Us” with Morgane Stapleton – 3:17
  8. “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music” with Amanda Shires – 2:54
  9. “Fifteen Years Ago” with Lee Ann Womack – 3:07
  10. “Cold, Cold Heart” with Miranda Lambert – 3:33
  11. “Dreaming My Dreams with You” with Kathy Mattea – 3:14
  12. “Mental Cruelty” with Kacey Musgraves – 2:27
  13. “Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be” with Iris DeMent – 3:28
  14. “My Happiness” with Fiona Prine – 2:56
  15. “Just Waitin'” – 2:48

The Tree of Forgiveness

Released April 2018

The Tree of Forgiveness, released in April 2018, was John Prine’s final studio album released during his lifetime. This album, featuring all-new compositions, was a critically acclaimed work that encapsulated the essence of Prine’s songwriting genius. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, his highest-charting album ever, and number 1 on the Folk Albums chart.

Recorded at the historic RCA Studio A in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb, the album features Prine’s reflections on life, mortality, and the passage of time, delivered with his characteristic wit and wisdom. The songs are imbued with a sense of poignancy and humor, showcasing Prine’s ability to connect with listeners on a deeply personal level.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Knockin’ on Your Screen Door” – 2:19
  2. “I Have Met My Love Today” – 1:50
  3. “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)” – 4:05
  4. “Summer’s End” – 3:29
  5. “Caravan of Fools” – 2:28
  6. “The Lonesome Friends of Science” – 4:41
  7. “No Ordinary Blue” – 2:56
  8. “Boundless Love” – 3:35
  9. “God Only Knows” – 3:46
  10. “When I Get to Heaven” – 3:42

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