10 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You can do a lot of living in 70-plus years, and fortunately, country-folk great John Prine has been documenting what he sees for over 50 of them. The album title is redolent of its mood, approaching the twilight years with a sense of wonder and humor. “Knocking on Your Screen Door” counts the blessings of being humble, and “Caravan of Fools” is a not-so-disguised jab at political incompetence. His well-sharpened wit cuts deep across these 10 songs. “Crazy Bone” reminds us all to stay weird, and “When I Get to Heaven” describes a rollicking afterlife after-party: “I’m gonna get a guitar and start a rock ‘n’ roll band/Check into a swell hotel/Ain’t the afterlife grand?”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

You can do a lot of living in 70-plus years, and fortunately, country-folk great John Prine has been documenting what he sees for over 50 of them. The album title is redolent of its mood, approaching the twilight years with a sense of wonder and humor. “Knocking on Your Screen Door” counts the blessings of being humble, and “Caravan of Fools” is a not-so-disguised jab at political incompetence. His well-sharpened wit cuts deep across these 10 songs. “Crazy Bone” reminds us all to stay weird, and “When I Get to Heaven” describes a rollicking afterlife after-party: “I’m gonna get a guitar and start a rock ‘n’ roll band/Check into a swell hotel/Ain’t the afterlife grand?”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
129 Ratings
129 Ratings
Miss Macy Lou ,

a classic

my god i love his music. i saw him live in memphis and i loved every second of the concert. i’m not usually into country or folk, but my one exception is john prine. my dad listened to him a long time ago, and he showed me the Great Compromise and i was hooked. there’s something very soothing about john’s voice, and his writing is phenomenal. another perfect album.

Otisthelesser ,

John Prine fans in Norway

His first album had liner notes by Kris Kristopherson that said someting like "He's 20 years old and writes like he's 220." John Prine is John Prine. Yeah, his voice is a little older. Not quite as full. Thats okay. He is just outstanding (Cant you hear him singing a song, all tongue in cheek, about his journey through life called "Outstanding in His Field"? It would be a hoot).
My band (US Navy unauthorized band) played a bar in Norway back in 94-95. In between sets I would play a few acoustic tunes. Imagine my suprise when the Locals started singing along to "Illegal Smile" and "Flag Decal". Lots of free beer insued. Thanks for the songs John. Thanks for the free beer too.

Adriana M. Hillstrom ,

No

Horrible. Give it up. Retire. You’re obviously rich. Give it up. Let it go. Seriously.

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