John Prine / Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic and Asylum Albums 1971-1980

Remastered 7CD box set

John Prine / The Atlantic and Asylum Years 7CD box set

Rhino will next month issue Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic and Asylum Albums 1971-1980, a seven-CD box set featuring the 1970s output of the late American country/folk singer-songwriter John Prine.

This set includes remastered versions of the first seven studio albums of his career, recorded with Atlantic Records and Asylum Records. These  are:

  • John Prine (1971)
  • Diamonds In The Rough (1972)
  • Sweet Revenge (1973)
  • Common Sense (1975)
  • Bruised Orange (1978)
  • Pink Cadillac (1979)
  • Storm Windows (1980)

These come in card sleeves which reside in a clamshell box. This also contains poster inserts and a 20-page booklet with new liner notes written by Mr Sleeve Notes himself, David Fricke. The beautiful cover art was commissioned especially for the set, and is a painting by artist Joshua Petker (based on a photo of Prine taken by Jim Shea).

Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic and Asylum Albums 1971-1980 will be released on 23 October 2020.

John Prine

“Illegal Smile”
“Spanish Pipedream”
“Hello In There”
“Sam Stone”
“Pretty Good”
“Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore”
“Far From Me”
“Angel From Montgomery”
“Quiet Man”
“Donald and Lydia”
“Six O’Clock News”
“Flashback Blues”

Diamonds In The Rough

“The Torch Singer”
“The Late John Garfield Blues”
“Sour Grapes”
“Billy the Bum”
“The Frying Pan”
“Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You”
“Take The Star Out Of The Window”
“The Great Compromise”
“Clocks And Spoons”
“Rocky Mountain Time”
“Diamonds In The Rough” 

Sweet Revenge

“Sweet Revenge”
“Please Don’t Bury Me”
“Christmas In Prison”
“Dear Abby”
“Blue Umbrella”
“Often Is A Word I Seldom Use”
“Grandpa Was A Carpenter”
“The Accident (Things Could Be Worse)”
“Mexican Home”
“A Good Time”
“Nine Pound Hammer” 

Common Sense

“Middle Man”
“Common Sense”
“Come Back To Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard”
“Wedding Day In Funeralville”
“Way Down”
“My Own Best Friend”
“Forbidden Jimmy”
“Saddle In The Rain”
“That Close To You”
“He Was In Heaven Before He Died”
“You Never Can Tell” 

Bruised Orange

“Fish And Whistle”
“There She Goes”
“If You Don’t Want My Love”
“That’s The Way That The World Goes ’round”
“Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)”
“Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone”
“Aw Heck”
“Crooked Piece Of Time”
“Iron Ore Betty”
“The Hobo Song” 

Pink Cadillac

“Killing The Blues”
“No Name Girl”
“Cold War (This Cold War With You)”
“Baby Let’s Play House”
“Down By The Side Of The Road”
“How Lucky”
“Ubangi Stomp” 

Storm Windows

“Shop Talk”
“Living In The Future”
“It’s Happening To You”
“Sleepy Eyed Boy”
“All Night Blue”
“Just Wanna Be With You”
“Storm Windows”
“Baby Ruth”
“One Red Rose”
“I Had A Dream”

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