New John Prine Box Set Crooked Piece of Time Announced

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A new John Prine box set has been announced. The 7xCD release Crooked Piece of Time, out October 23 via Rhino, will gather the late singer-songwriter’s first seven albums, beginning with his 1971 self-title debut and ending with 1980’s Storm Windows, according to Rolling Stone. The boxset, named after a song from 1978’s Bruised Orange, covers Prine’s entire output for Atlantic and Asylum Records. After the release of these albums, he would go on to form Oh Boy Records.

In July, Prine was named Illinois’ first honorary poet laureate. The month prior, his family shared a video for the final song he recorded before his death, “I Remember Everything.”

Read Jayson Greene’s Afterword tribute to Prine “Remembering John Prine, the Ultimate Songwriter’s Songwriter.”

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