Album artwork for Sweet Revenge by John Prine

Prine's third album is louder and more jaded than his first efforts, a set of rowdy country-rockers that tear along at a reckless speed. Sympathy takes a back seat to cynicism here, and while that strips the record of some depth, Prine's irreverence is consistently thrilling, making this one of his best. It steered his music in a new direction. Sweet Revenge established cynicism as Prine's dominant voice once and for all. Although he could still crank out a great ballad when he felt like it, from now on his records largely followed a more conventional rock & roll muse, a choice that eventually gained him more mainstream attention. "Please Don't Bury Me," "Christmas in Prison," "Blue Umbrella," and "A Good Time" are a few of the jewels on this one.

John Prine

Sweet Revenge

Atlantic Catalog Group
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Album artwork for Sweet Revenge by John Prine
LP

$23.99

Black
Released 09/18/2020Catalogue Number

A 7274 A

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John Prine

Sweet Revenge

Atlantic Catalog Group
Album artwork for Album artwork for Sweet Revenge by John Prine by Sweet Revenge - John Prine
Album artwork for Sweet Revenge by John Prine
LP

$23.99

Black
Released 09/18/2020Catalogue Number

A 7274 A

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Prine's third album is louder and more jaded than his first efforts, a set of rowdy country-rockers that tear along at a reckless speed. Sympathy takes a back seat to cynicism here, and while that strips the record of some depth, Prine's irreverence is consistently thrilling, making this one of his best. It steered his music in a new direction. Sweet Revenge established cynicism as Prine's dominant voice once and for all. Although he could still crank out a great ballad when he felt like it, from now on his records largely followed a more conventional rock & roll muse, a choice that eventually gained him more mainstream attention. "Please Don't Bury Me," "Christmas in Prison," "Blue Umbrella," and "A Good Time" are a few of the jewels on this one.