Souvenirs (John Prine album)

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Souvenirs
Souvenirs John Prine.jpg
Studio album by John Prine
Released 2000
Recorded 24-26 April 2000; Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Folk, Alt-country, Americana
Label Oh Boy, Ulftone Music
Producer Jim Rooney, John Prine
John Prine chronology
In Spite of Ourselves
(1999)
Souvenirs
(2000)
Fair & Square
(2005)

Souvenirs is the 14th studio album by John Prine, released in 2000. Originally intended for German-only release, the album consists of new performances of some of Prine's most popular early songs.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Freight Train Boogie 4/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Zac Johnson wrote of the album "John Prine's contemporary touches on these old favorites may provide new insights, but the new versions rarely surpass the originals."[1] Music critic Bill Frater wrote "His story-songs still sound touching and sentimental, and comfortable as an old pea coat. If for some reason you don't know these classic tunes, this is worth getting and if you do you'll appreciate getting reacquainted."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by John Prine.

  1. "Souvenirs" – 3:42
  2. "Fish and Whistle" – 3:00
  3. "Far from Me" – 5:09
  4. "Angel from Montgomery" – 5:07
  5. "Donald and Lydia" – 4:09
  6. "Christmas in Prison" – 4:46
  7. "Storm Windows" – 4:26
  8. "Grandpa Was a Carpenter" – 2:52
  9. "Late John Garfield Blues" – 3:46
  10. "Blue Umbrella" – 3:53
  11. "Six O'Clock News" – 4:36
  12. "People Puttin' People Down" – 4:00
  13. "Sam Stone" – 4:39
  14. "Please Don't Bury Me" – 3:06
  15. "Hello in There" – 4:57

Personnel[edit]

  • John Prine – vocals, guitar
  • Stuart Basore – pedal steel guitar
  • Shawn Camp – fiddle
  • Paul Griffith – drums, percussion
  • Pat McLaughlin – harmony vocals
  • Phil Parlapiano – organ, mandolin, piano, accordion
  • Jason Wilber – mandolin, guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, Zac. "Souvenirs > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Frater, Bill. "Souvenirs > Review". Freight Train Boogie. Retrieved July 9, 2011.