John Prine seems to be going through a late career purple patch of late with collaborations, plenty of live shows and the “Artist of the Year” award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards. Now he’s announced that his new album The Tree Of Forgiveness will be released on April 13th on his own independent label Oh Boy Records. Produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb, the album is Prine’s first featuring new material in over 13 years.
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten new songs written by Prine along with co-writers Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes and Phil Spector. Along with Prine (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Cobb (acoustic guitar, mellotron, claps, kazoo) and Prine’s longtime band, the album features special guests Brandi Carlile (harmony vocals on tracks 2, 4, 10), Jason Isbell (electric guitar on track 7, slide guitar and background vocals on track 9, 10) and Amanda Shires (fiddle and background vocals on track 9, background vocals on track 10).
THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS TRACK LISTING:
1. Knockin’ On Your Screen Door (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
2. I Have Met My Love Today ft. Brandi Carlile (by John Prine and Roger Cook)
3. Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
4. Summer’s End (written by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)
5. Caravan of Fools (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)
6. The Lonesome Friends of Science (by John Prine)
7.No Ordinary Blue (by John Prine and Keith Sykes)
8. Boundless Love (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)
9. God Only Knows (by John Prine and Phil Spector)
10. When I Get to Heaven (by John Prine)