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JOHN PRINE

The Tree of Forgiveness

Oh Boy Records



cd

Released: 13th Apr 2018

£12.99


limited Indies-Only coloured lp (pre-order)

Expected Release: 13th Apr 2018

£18.99


this is Prine’s first collection of new material since 2005’s Grammy-winning ‘Fair and Square’ and sees him easing into another richly written album, with guest spots from Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires.

Rather than going out on a limb, Prine has cultivated the themes that have won him so many admirers since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny (“Knockin’ on Your Screen Door”) or heartbreaking (“Summers End”). The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spector called “God Only Knows.” The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distil complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.

The Tree of Forgiveness

Tracklist

  1. Knockin' on Your Screen Door
  2. I Have Met My Love Today
  3. Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)
  4. Summer's End
  5. Caravan of Fools
  6. The Lonesome Friends of Science
  7. No Ordinary Blu
  8. Boundless Love
  9. God Only Knows
  10. When I Get to Heaven