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- dorsetelijar23 May, 2016by
Brought back so many memories as I had the original but lost it some years ago.
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- snomc.uk.ubvgt2...06 Feb, 2015by
hi all if you don't know about this guy, all I can say is he has the feel of a number of greats from the 50s,60s,and up to the modern day of American folk, country and a splash of rock an roll in his own inimitable style. Sam stone I first heard on a mates tape he had picked up from a mate of his when he went over to the states to a now well known bike show my mate had been in the forces and met up with his mate over seas any way it doesn't take long to get the feel of the beat then the words hit like a 50cal in the ear, have a listen and make up your own mind if you still have one???
- pippin6cat05 Nov, 2014by
Excellent album, didn't realise how many of the songs I knew from my youth. His lyrics are so good. I love it and keep playing it.
- immiz32102 Oct, 2009by
John Prine (1972 debut album)
How do you write a fair review about an album that was first released thirty seven years ago? With John Prine it's not too difficult, because over the intervening years his songs haven't changed too much. He was heralded as one of the many new Bob Dylans arriving on the scene at that time, but as Dylan demonstrated, we didn't need a new one as the old one kept on going. And John has shown that he is a superb and original singer/songwriter, needing to imitate nobody. His diction, as he will be the first to admit, has never been of the best, but as the sleeve notes contain the words to his songs this is never a problem. Many of the songs on this album have been re-recorded over the years, with little or no change to the original versions on this album, although I do think his voice has got stronger over the years, but that is a retrospective judgement, and not fair on this album. I did buy this album on vinyl not too long after it's original release in 1972, and remember being knocked out by some of the tracks on it. 'Sam Stone' is as strong today as when I first heard it, with it's indictment of the treatment of returning war veterans. Some things will never change. 'Far From Me' shows the depth of his sad love songs, while 'Illegal smile demonstrates the humour that has prevailed in his songs over the years. But if you're a John Prine fan you'll know that. And if you're not it's time you found out what you're missing. Either way, treat yourself and go back to the beginning with this album. Read full review
- 823354927@delet...30 Jan, 2009by
My favourite track are "Hello In There", "Sam Stone", "Illegal Smile", "Spanish Pipedream"", "Flashback Blues" - need I go on? No iffy tracks here, just sheer brilliance - and these songs sound as wonderful today as they did 35+ years ago.
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