John Prine - Live At The Singer Songwriter Festival CD


Founded as "The Stars Factory" in 1983, Frutigen in Switzerland held its first Singer-Songwriter Festival in 1987. Set up as an initiative to raise the cultural standing of the area, Frutigen welcomed a vast array of big names during the event's tenure, including Steve Earle, Roseanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson. In 1996 John Prine, still then one of America's most influential singer-songwriters, made an appearance to rapturous applause. Prine had remained busy throughout the 1990s, having teamed up with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' bassist/producer Howie Epstein twice; firstly on 1991's Grammy Award-winning The Missing Years, and again in 1995 with Lost Dogs And Mixed Blessings, which also received a Grammy nomination and became Prine's first charting album since 1980's Storm Windows. John Prine's remarkable performance at the '96 festival is included in its entirety on this CD, taken from an FM radio broadcast of his set that year. Mixing older classics with cuts from his most recent albums, including 'Spanish Pipedream', 'Sam Stone', 'Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness', 'Ain't Hurtin' Nobody' and 'Picture Show', all delivered with a generous helping of Prine's trademark humour, this recording will delight the man's legion of fans still flying the flag for this often underrated musician, composer and performer.

Track Listing

Spanish Pipedream

Six O'Clock News

Fish And Whistle

Picture Show

You Got Gold

All The Best

Ain't Hurtin' Nobody

Angel From Montgomery

Donald And Lydia

Dear Abby

Unwed Fathers

That's The Way That The World Goes 'Round

Sam Stone

Please Don't Bury Me

Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness