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The Tree Of Forgiveness

John Prine

The Tree Of Forgiveness

First album of new songs in 13 years from the American country folk singer-songwriter produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit,Chris Stapleton, Ashley Monroe)

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  1. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    He doesn’t miss a beat, doling out material that highlight every facet of his still-underrated talent
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  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    Prine, 71, has survived two bouts of cancer and sings in a lower, thicker fashion than the nimble style of old
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    There are 10 tracks, many cowrites, but each a recognisable shade of Prine’s oeuvre
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Prine’s stance has stayed askew. Yet these songs are solid like good chairs you can settle into for a while
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Prine's playful wit is best captured in "Egg & Daughter Nite, London Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)." Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His first album of originals in more than a decade has all the qualities that have defined him as one of America's greatest songwriters
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    A potent reminder that his remarkable skills as a songwriter and his rough-hewn excellence as a singer haven't failed him yet
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  8. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The songwriter’s first album of new music in 13 years is wise and economical. At 71, John Prine is a virtuoso at understatement, finding the joy in the mundane, and writing about what it means to be alive
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  9. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Prine knows who he is, what he wants, and how to talk about it, and The Tree of Forgiveness delivers all of that
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    With strains of both seriousness and goofy charm, this Prine album demands repeated spins: it makes you reflect and grin, often at the same time
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    It's a warm and heartfelt album. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Record Collector

    Lovely closing track When I Get To Heaven, is an OAP’s reflection on a life well lived and what the future holds. Long may he run
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