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Prime Prine


Download links and information about Prime Prine by John Prine. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 43:54 minutes.

Artist: John Prine
Release date: 1971
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 12
Duration: 43:54
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No. Title Length
1. Sam Stone 4:16
2. Saddle In the Rain 3:35
3. Please Don't Bury Me 2:51
4. The Great Compromise 4:56
5. Grandpa Was a Carpenter 2:10
6. Donald and Lydia 4:30
7. Illegal Smile 3:13
8. Sweet Revenge 2:41
9. Dear Abby 4:17
10. Souvenirs 3:33
11. Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard 3:20
12. Hello In There 4:32



Beginning in 1971, John Prine released an album a year. By 1976—when the retrospective collection Prime Prine was released—the former Chicago postman was a cult hero and a songwriter’s songwriter, on par with Townes Van Zandt or Guy Clark. “The sad songs almost haunting,” wrote DJ Pat Dawson in the original liner notes to Prime Prine, “the funny ones like a sardonic private joke between author and listener.” Though it leaves out the wooly, off-the-cuff atmosphere that one gets from listening to his full albums, Prime Prine is an excellent primer on Prine’s early songwriting. All 12 songs were composed before he turned 30, and each offers a distinctive perspective: on the world, on relationships, on family. He's simultaneously wry yet tender, truthful yet eccentric, charming yet strangely obscure. For pure heartbreak go to “Sam Stone,” “Souvenirs," and “Hello in There.” For comic relief, try “Please Don’t Bury Me” and “Dear Abby." And for that distinctive and intangible quality unique to Prine, see “Sweet Revenge,” “Illegal Smile," and "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard.”