John Prine

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A revelation upon its release, this album is now a collection of standards: "Illegal Smile," "Hello in There," "Sam Stone," "Donald and Lydia," and, of course, "Angel from Montgomery." Prine's music, a mixture of folk, rock, and country, is deceptively simple, like his pointed lyrics, and his easy vocal style adds a humorous edge that makes otherwise funny jokes downright hilarious.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
A revelation upon its release, this album is now a collection of standards: "Illegal Smile," "Hello in There," "Sam Stone," "Donald and Lydia," and, of course, "Angel from Montgomery." Prine's music, a mixture of folk, rock, and country, is deceptively simple, like his pointed lyrics, and his easy vocal style adds a humorous edge that makes otherwise funny jokes downright hilarious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678154126
  • Catalog Number: 19156
  • Sales rank: 2,516

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Prine Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Goodman Acoustic Guitar, Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Bobby Wood Piano, Keyboards
Gene Chrisman Drums, Tambourine
Johnny Christopher Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Bobby Emmons Organ, Keyboards
Noel Gilbert Fiddle
Bishop Heywood Percussion, Drums
Leo LeBlanc Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar
Mike Leech Bass
Dave Prine Fiddle
Neal Rosengarden Bass
Reggie Young Guitar
Technical Credits
Stan Kesler Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer
Dale Smith Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MUST OWN

    This is a must have for any fan of folk music. John Prine is a master at seeing the absurd, lonely and depressing side of life. His politcal statements come from a common sense point of view and are right on the mark. Was there ever a better written song about the desparation of old age than "Hello in There"; a better song about the benefits of escaping reality with pot than "Illegal Smile"; or a more poignent depiction of the horrors of drug addiction than "Sam Stone." It seems to me that there is the slightest hint of a wry smile behind it all. The arrangements are simple and effective, the writing is flawless, and John's distinctive voice is perfect.

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