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Sweet Revenge

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All Music Guide - Jim Smith
Prine's third album is louder and more jaded than his first efforts, a set of rowdy country-rockers that tear along at a reckless speed. Sympathy takes a back seat to cynicism here, and while that strips the record of some depth, Prine's irreverence is consistently thrilling, making this one of his best. It's not as uniformly brilliant as the debut, but it did steer his music in a new direction -- where that record is often hallmarked for its rich sensitivity, Sweet Revenge established cynicism as Prine's dominant voice once and for all. Although he could still crank out a great ballad when he felt like it, from now on his records largely followed a more conventional rock ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jim Smith
Prine's third album is louder and more jaded than his first efforts, a set of rowdy country-rockers that tear along at a reckless speed. Sympathy takes a back seat to cynicism here, and while that strips the record of some depth, Prine's irreverence is consistently thrilling, making this one of his best. It's not as uniformly brilliant as the debut, but it did steer his music in a new direction -- where that record is often hallmarked for its rich sensitivity, Sweet Revenge established cynicism as Prine's dominant voice once and for all. Although he could still crank out a great ballad when he felt like it, from now on his records largely followed a more conventional rock & roll muse, a choice that eventually gained him more mainstream attention. "Please Don't Bury Me," "Christmas in Prison," "Blue Umbrella," and "A Good Time" are a few of the jewels on this one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/1990
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678143021
  • Catalog Number: 7274
  • Sales rank: 10,381

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Prine Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Goodman Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Gut String Guitar
Ralph MacDonald Percussion
Grady Martin Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar, Vocals
Bobby Wood Keyboards
Kenny Ascher Keyboards, Electric Piano
Steve Burgh Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Johnny Christopher Acoustic Guitar, Guitar
Cissy Houston Vocals, Background Vocals
Judy Clay Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Doyle Grisham Steel Guitar
Leo LeBlanc Guitar, Steel Guitar
Mike Leech Bass, Upright Bass
Raun MacKinnon Vocals, Gut String Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Kenny Malone Drums, Tambourine
Hugh McDonald Bass, Percussion
Steve Mosley Drums
Dave Prine Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Shook Harmonica
Bill Slater Bass, Percussion
Deirdre Tuck Corley Vocals, Background Vocals
Bobby Woods Piano
Reggie Young Guitar, Electric Guitar
Deidre Tuck Background Vocals
David Briggs Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Brad Davis Engineer
Jimmy Douglass Engineer
Steve Ham Engineer
Frank Hubach Engineer
Bob Liftin Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer, Horn Arrangements
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