Diamonds In The Rough (2020 reissue)
Following his self-titled debut album in 1971, John Prine returned the following year with his second studio album Diamonds In The Rough.
Prine’s songwriting was on form as ever, writing timeless classics such as Souvenir and the anti-war song The Great Compromise. The album also featured fellow folk singer-songwriter Steve Goodman on guitar and harmonies, as well as John’s brother Dave Prine playing mandolin, fiddle, banjo and supplying backing vocals. John Prine, who passed away in April, was one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of his generation and recipient of the 2020 Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award. Considered a true folk-singer, Prine was known for his raspy voice and equally admired for his unique songwriting ability. His career spanned over five decades, during which he created witty and sincere country-folk music that drew from his Midwestern American roots and incorporated sounds from rockabilly, R&B and rock 'n' roll. In addition to earning the Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Prine also won Grammy® Awards for The Missing Years (1991) and Fair and Square (2005). His songs have been recorded by a long list of well-respected artists, including Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, George Strait, Norah Jones, John Denver, Miranda Lambert, The Everly Brothers, Bette Midler, Paul Westerberg, Tammy Wynette and Dwight Yoakam.
- 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