Great Days: The John Prine Anthology

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Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
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Compilation album by John Prine
Released August 17, 1993
Genre Country
Label Rhino
Producer Barry Beckett, James Austin, David Briggs, Al Bunetta, Steve Cropper, Dan Einstein, Howie Epstein, Steve Goodman, Hank Neuberger, Jerry Phillips, Knox Phillips, John Prine, Jim Rooney, Arif Mardin
John Prine chronology
The Missing Years
(1991)The Missing Years1991
Great Days: The John Prine Anthology
(1993)
A John Prine Christmas
(1994)A John Prine Christmas1994

Great Days: The John Prine Anthology is a compilation album by American folk singer John Prine, released in 1993.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau(A) [2]

Allmusic critic Steven Thomas Erlewine called the album an excellent summary of Prine's, writing that "this provides a nearly flawless recap of his career - so much so that it's not only for neophytes, but also reminds longtime fans why they loved him in the first place."[1] Music critic Robert Christgau also praised the compilation, writing "There aren't 41 best Prine songs. There are 50, 60, maybe more; the only way to resolve quibbles would be a bigger box than commerce or decorum permits...Prine's a lot friendlier than your average thriving old singer-songwriter (Young, Thompson, Cohen), and his disinclination to downplay his natural warmth or his folk-rock retro may make him impenetrable to victims of irony proficiency amnesia."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Prine unless otherwise noted.

Disc 1
  1. "Illegal Smile" – 3:13
  2. "Spanish Pipedream" – 2:41
  3. "Hello in There" – 4:32
  4. "Sam Stone" – 4:16
  5. "Paradise" – 3:15
  6. "Donald and Lydia" – 4:30
  7. "The Late John Garfield Blues" – 3:06
  8. "Yes I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You" – 2:10
  9. "The Great Compromise" – 4:56
  10. "Sweet Revenge" – 2:41
  11. "Please Don't Bury Me" – 2:51
  12. "Christmas in Prison" – 3:13
  13. "Dear Abby" – 4:22 (live)
  14. "Blue Umbrella" – 3:31
  15. "Common Sense" – 3:11
  16. "Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis Hare Krishna Beauregard" – 3:20
  17. "Saddle in the Rain" – 3:35
  18. "He Was in Heaven Before He Died" – 2:16
  19. "Fish and Whistle" – 3:15
  20. "That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round" – 3:22
  21. "Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)" – 5:20
Disc 2
  1. "Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone" – 2:55
  2. "Automobile" – 4:23
  3. "Killing the Blues" (Roly Salley) – 4:38
  4. "Down by the Side of the Road" – 5:04
  5. "Living in the Future" – 3:26
  6. "It's Happening to You" (Prine, John Burns) – 2:19
  7. "Storm Windows" – 5:07
  8. "One Red Rose" – 3:19
  9. "Souvenirs" – 3:33
  10. "Aimless Love" – 3:08
  11. "The Oldest Baby in the World" (Prine, Donnie Fritts) – 3:07
  12. "People Puttin' People Down" – 2:50
  13. "Unwed Fathers" (Prine, Bobby Braddock) – 3:32
  14. "Angel from Montgomery" – 4:34 (live)
  15. "Linda Goes to Mars" – 3:10
  16. "Bad Boy" – 3:30
  17. "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness" – 3:31 (live)
  18. "It's a Big Old Goofy World" – 5:24 (live)
  19. "The Sins of Memphisto" – 4:14
  20. "All the Best" – 3:28

Personnel[edit]

  • John Prine – vocals, guitar, background vocals
  • Kenny Ascher – piano
  • Barry Beckett – piano
  • David Briggs – organ, piano
  • David Bromberg – guitar, dobro
  • James Brown – organ
  • Al Bunetta – percussion
  • Steve Burgh – bass, drums, guitar
  • John Burns – guitar, background vocals
  • Paul Cannon – guitar
  • Tommy Cathey – bass
  • Peter Bunetta – drums
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Johnny Christopher – guitar
  • Lewis Collins – horn
  • Mailto Correa – conga
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Philip Donnelly – guitar
  • Pat Coulter – background vocals
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass
  • Bobby Emmons – organ
  • Howie Epstein – guitar, percussion
  • Chuck Fiore – bass
  • Steve Fishell – pedal steel guitar
  • Donnie Fritts – piano
  • Bob Glaub – bass
  • Steve Goodman – guitar, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Jack Hale – horn
  • Alan Hand – piano
  • Glen D. Hardin – piano
  • James Harrah – guitar
  • Bishop Heywood – percussion
  • Robert Hoban – fiddle, piano, background vocals
  • Wayne Jackson – horn
  • John Jorgenson – guitar, mandolin
  • Leo LeBlanc – pedal steel guitar
  • Mike Leech – bass
  • Howard Levy – organ, harmonica, accordion, saxophone
  • Andrew Love – horn
  • Lyle Lovett - vocals
  • Raun MacKinnon – vocals, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Jay Dee Maness – steel guitar
  • Grady Martin – dobro
  • Hugh McDonald – bass
  • James Mitchell – horn
  • Larry Muhoberac – piano
  • Dee Murray – bass
  • Phil Parlapiano – accordion
  • Rachel Peer-Prine – bass, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Tom Piekarske – bass, background vocals
  • Dave Prine – fiddle, guitar, vocals
  • Bonnie Raitt – guitar, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Joe Romersa – drums, percussion
  • Jim Rooney – guitar, background vocals
  • Neal Rosengarden – bass
  • Jim Rothermel – clarinet, recorder, sax, whistle (Human), whistle (Instrument), penny whistle
  • Johnny Lee Schell – bass, background vocals, harmony vocals
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Jerry Shook – harmonica
  • Corky Siegel – piano
  • Bobby Whitlock – organ, piano
  • Bobby Woods – piano
  • Rick Vito – guitar, slide guitar
  • Reggie Young – guitar
  • Sid Sims – bass
  • Steve Spear – bass
  • Benmont Tench – organ, bass
  • Mike Utley – organ
  • Tom Radtke – drums, percussion
  • Tony Newman – drums
  • Angie Varias – drums
  • Kevin Wells – drums
  • Kenny Malone – drums, tambourine
  • Steve Mosley – drums
  • Helen Bernard – background vocals
  • Bob Bowker – background vocals
  • Jackson Browne – background vocals
  • Liz Byrnes – background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Judy Clay – background vocals
  • Len Dressler – background vocals
  • Phyllis Duncan – background vocals
  • Gwen Edwards – background vocals
  • Glenn Frey – background vocals
  • Kitty Haywood – background vocals
  • Bonnie Herman – background vocals
  • Diane Holmes – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston – background vocals
  • Vicki Hubley – background vocals
  • Brooks Hunnicutt – background vocals
  • Bonnie Koloc – background vocals, harmony vocals
  • Greg Prestopino – background vocals
  • J.D. Souther – background vocals
  • Don Shelton – background vocals
  • Deidre Tuck – background vocals
  • Jennifer Warnes – background vocals
  • Beverly White – background vocals
  • Matthew Wilder – background vocals

Production notes[edit]

  • Ken Perry – remastering
  • Gary Peterson – research
  • Bill Inglot – remastering
  • Carl Marsh – arranger
  • David Fricke – liner notes
  • Geoff Gans – artwork

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Steven Thomas. "Great Days: The John Prine Anthology > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Great Days: The John Prine Anthology > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 13, 2011.