Souvenirs (John Prine album)


Souvenirs is a studio album by John Prine, released in 2000.[5][6] Originally intended for German-only release, the album consists of new performances of some of Prine's most popular early songs.[7]

Souvenirs
Studio album by
Released31 October 2000
Recorded24–26 April 2000
StudioCowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa, Nashville, Tennessee
GenreFolk, alt-country, Americana
LabelOh Boy, Ulftone Music
ProducerJim Rooney, John Prine
John Prine chronology
In Spite of Ourselves
(1999)
Souvenirs
(2000)
Fair & Square
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Associated Press[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
(The New) Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

Critical reception


AllMusic critic Zac Johnson wrote that "John Prine's contemporary touches on these old favorites may provide new insights, but the new versions rarely surpass the originals."[1] Country Standard Time called the album "an endearing, entertaining stopgap for fans waiting to hear new gems from this talented songwriter."[8] The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette called it "a gem," writing that the songs exist "in their spare, acoustic glory with only the rough edges of Prine’s voice to guide you."[9] The Irish Times called it "a stunning reminder" of "Prine's consistently intelligent take on how to tell a story."[10]

Track listing


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


  • 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


  1. Johnson, Zac. "Souvenirs > Review". AllMusic. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
  2. Fidler, Eric (12 Nov 2000). "SONGWRITERS". Detroit Free Press. Associated Press. p. F5.
  3. Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Volume 6: MUZE. p. 660.CS1 maint: location (link)
  4. (The New) Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. p. 658.
  5. "John Prine | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. Huffman, Eddie (March 15, 2015). "John Prine: In Spite of Himself". University of Texas Press via Google Books.
  7. Hudak, Joseph (September 17, 2020). "John Prine Tribute Show to Re-Air on Prine's Birthday". Rolling Stone.
  8. "John Prine - Souvenirs". www.countrystandardtime.com.
  9. "POP NOTES We're clearly in Prine time with live CD, tribute album". Arkansas Online. June 20, 2010.
  10. "Prine example". The Irish Times. Weekend. 9 Dec 2000. p. 63.