John Prine was one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of his generation. A new limited edition 7-CD boxed set collects every studio album John Prine recorded for Atlantic and Asylum between his debut in 1971 and 1980, newly remastered and presented in mini-LP sleeves with poster inserts. Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums (1971-1980) will be available via Rhino Records on October 23rd. To celebrate its release, we’re giving away the Crooked Piece of Time 7-CD box set and a special 10x10 lithograph poster featuring the gorgeous cover painting by artist Joshua Petker.
Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic & Asylum Albums is a limited edition, newly remastered, 7-CD boxed set that includes every studio album John Prine recorded between his debut in 1971 and 1980, presented in mini-LP sleeves with poster inserts: John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973), Common Sense (1975), Bruised Orange (1978), Pink Cadillac (1979) and Storm Windows (1980). The clamshell box also contains a 20-page booklet with new liner notes written by acclaimed music journalist David Fricke. The cover painting, commissioned especially for the set, is by artist Joshua Petker and is based on a photo of Prine taken by Jim Shea. Taking its name from a song on Bruised Orange, Crooked Piece of Time represents an essential and timeless American songbook and includes tracks that have become modern-day folk and country standards like: “Hello In There,” “Sam Stone,” “Illegal Smile,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise” and “That’s The Way The World Goes Round.” The expansive collection also contains favorites like: “Far From Me,” “Dear Abby,” “Christmas In Prison,” “Fish and Whistle” and “Automobile.”