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Common Sense


Download links and information about Common Sense by John Prine. This album was released in 1975 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 31:39 minutes.

Artist: John Prine
Release date: 1975
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 31:39
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No. Title Length
1. Middle Man 2:29
2. Common Sense 3:11
3. Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard 3:20
4. Wedding Day In Funeralville 2:26
5. Way Down 2:20
6. My Own Best Friend 3:12
7. Forbidden Jimmy 2:52
8. Saddle In the Rain 3:35
9. That Close to You 2:43
10. He Was In Heaven Before He Died 2:16
11. You Can Never Tell 3:15



From its opening song, 1975’s Common Sense was a completely new look for John Prine. His first three albums had been produced by Atlantic’s in-house producer/arranger Arif Mardin, but Common Sense was produced by Steve Cropper, the Memphis-based guitarist and songwriter for Booker T. & The MGs. “Middle Man” is about as funky as Prine ever got. It’s a world away from the dry acoustic sound of his first album, and yet his skewed humor carries over: “If I could get the money in that coffee can/I could open me up a lemonade stand/Send all the kids off to Pakistan/Make Flo happy, if I can.” “My Own Best Friend,” “That Close to You," and “Saddle in the Rain” are similarly buoyed by R&B muscle. This setting is unexpectedly complementary to Prine, who still sounds like a lovably hoarse hayseed. As gratifying as it is to see him try something new, there's something magical about his country songs here, especially “He was in Heaven Before He Died,” “Common Sense," and “Way Down,” the last of which may be the sweetest, quietest depiction of depression ever written.