Storm Windows

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Storm Windows
Studio album by John Prine
Released 1980
Recorded Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Sheffield, AL
Genre Folk, Alt-country, Americana
Label Asylum
Producer Barry Beckett
John Prine chronology
Pink Cadillac
Storm Windows
Aimless Love

Storm Windows is the seventh album by American folk singer and songwriter John Prine, released in 1980. It was his last release on a major label — he would next join Al Bunetta and Dan Einstein to form Oh Boy Records on which all his subsequent recordings were released.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A-) [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. wrote of the album "Storm Windows isn't a bad album, but the songs and "studio musician" production lack the bite of Bruised Orange. While Storm Windows captures Prine on autopilot, fans will enjoy listening to his reflections at this transitional stage."[1] Music critic Robert Christgau wrote "Finally Prine has fun in the studio without falling bang on his face like he did at Sun... Not stunning, but real smart, real relaxed--one to play."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Prine; except where indicated.

  1. "Shop Talk" (Prine, John Burns) – 3:12
  2. "Living in the Future" – 3:26
  3. "It's Happening to You" (Prine, John Burns) – 2:18
  4. "Sleepy Eyed Boy" – 2:53
  5. "All Night Blue" (Ava Aldridge, Cindy Richardson) – 2:46
  6. "Just Wanna Be With You" – 3:07
  7. "Storm Windows" – 5:04
  8. "Baby Ruth" (Johnny Wyker) – 3:07
  9. "One Red Rose" – 3:17
  10. "I Had a Dream" – 3:30


  • John Prine – vocals, guitar
  • Barry Beckett – piano
  • John Burns – guitar, harmony vocals
  • Bob Hoban – organ, fiddle, mandolin, piano, background vocals
  • Leo LeBlanc – steel guitar
  • Rachel Peer – harmony Vocals
  • Wayne Perkins – guitar
  • Tom Piekarske – bass, background vocals
  • Angie Varias – drums

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1980 Billboard Pop Albums 144


  1. ^ a b Lankford, Jr., Ronnie D. "Storm Windows > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Storm Windows > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 9, 2011.