Proof Through the Night

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Proof Through the Night
T-Bone Burnett - Proof Through the Night cover.jpg
Studio album by T Bone Burnett
Released 1983
Genre Rock and Roll
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Jeff Eyrich
T Bone Burnett chronology
Trap Door
Proof Through the Night
Behind the Trap Door
Alternative Cover
Cover of the reissue with The Complete Trap Door
Cover of the reissue with The Complete Trap Door

Proof Through the Night is a 1983 album by T Bone Burnett, produced by Jeff Eyrich. Proof Through the Night was not available on CD for many years, though some tracks (most of them heavily remixed) appeared on the 20/20 career compilation in May 2006. Rhino Handmade issued a CD version of the album on March 27, 2007, which also includes the Trap Door and Beyond The Trap Door EPs.[1] The double CD was issued in a numbered limited edition of 5,000. A cover of the Hank Williams (as Luke the Drifter) song "Be Careful of Stones that You Throw," recorded during an early session for the album, is also included on the CD.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [3]

Music critic Brett Hartenbach of Allmusic called the album "smart, tight, [and] insightful" and wrote "To some, his persistent morality may come across as being a bit cold or even self-righteous, but further investigation reveals an underlying empathy for the individuals, even if a cynicism for the times in which they live is expressed. And if Burnett may seem tough, don't think he excludes himself from the same scrutiny."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by T Bone Burnett.

Side one[edit]

  1. "The Murder Weapon"
  2. "Fatally Beautiful"
  3. "After All These Years"
  4. "Baby Fall Down"
  5. "The Sixties"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Stunned"
  2. "Pressure"
  3. "Hula Hoop"
  4. "When the Night Falls"
  5. "Hefner and Disney"
  6. "Shut it Tight"


Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1983 Billboard Pop Albums 188