The Tree of Forgiveness is an album by American country folk singer John Prine. The album was released on April 13, 2018. The album is Prine's first album since 2005's Fair & Square to consist of his own new songs. Most of the songs were co-written with other songwriters, including Pat McLaughlin, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes, and Phil Spector. The album features guest vocals from artists such as Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and Brandi Carlile
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In this short film, Prine spends a typical afternoon driving around Nashville while talking about his journey from midwestern mailman to career songwriter .
John Prine has set April 13th as the release date for his first album of all-new material in more than 13 years. Sturgill Simpson appears with Prine at his Radio City Music Hall concert in New York on the new album’s release date. Every concert ticket sold will include a CD copy of The Tree of Forgiveness upon its release. Other special guests throughout the tour will include Milk Carton Kids, Tyler Childers, Sam Outlaw, Margo Price, Colter Wall, Amanda Shires, Valerie June and others.
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John Prine talks about his new album that comes out April 13 Larry McCormack, The Tennessean. John Prine has concrete plans for the afterlife. I'm gonna have a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale, Gonna smoke a cigarette that's nine miles long.
Mortality looms throughout The Tree of Forgiveness, the new album by the 71-year-old singer and songwriter John Prine. Mortality looms throughout The Tree of Forgiveness, the new album by the 71-year-old singer and songwriter John Prine. Mr. Prine’s songs, as they have since his 1971 debut album, can sound both carefully chiseled and playfully off-the-cuff. There are whimsical moments that might just see where rhymes can lead him - I’m gonna kiss that pretty girl/on the Tilt-a-Whirl - but more often, his lyrics ground themselves in mundane detail on the way to pithy home truths. Sometimes my old heart is like a washing machine/It bounces around till my soul comes clean, Mr. Prine sings in Boundless Love, a near-hymn of gratitude - perhaps romantic, perhaps spiritual - on the new album.
The album title is redolent of its mood, approaching the twilight years with a sense of wonder and humor. Knocking on Your Screen Door counts the blessings of being humble, and Caravan of Fools is a not-so-disguised jab at political incompetence. His well-sharpened wit cuts deep across these 10 songs. Crazy Bone reminds us all to stay weird, and When I Get to Heaven describes a rollicking afterlife after-party: I’m gonna get a guitar and start a rock ‘n’ roll band/Check into a swell hotel/Ain’t the afterlife grand? The Tree of Forgiveness John Prine. You can do a lot of living in 70-plus years, and fortunately, country-folk great John Prine has been documenting what he sees for over 50 of them. The album title is redolent of its mood, approaching the twilight years with a sense of wonder and humor.
With The Tree Of Forgiveness -71-year-old Prine’s first album of all-new material in 13 years-he doesn’t miss a beat, doling out.
John Prine has released his first album of new material since 2005, "The Tree of Forgiveness," which has sold more than 70,000 copies to date. John Prine has a number of ideas of what he thinks heaven might be, all of which are the focal point of one of 10 new songs on his first album of original material in a dozen years, The Tree of Forgiveness. Prine was opening a window into his creative process that’s every bit as acute today as it was when he put out his 1971 self-titled debut album,still regarded as one of the most auspicious arrivals in pop music history. When I Get to Heaven is among 10 new songs that address issues of aging and mortality, although Prine said it was a surprise to him when he sat back after the record was done and soaked in the new collection