John Prine – Houston, TX (02/06/84)

John Prine
Rockefeller’s, Houston, Texas
February 6, 1984

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Early show
01 Please Don’t Bury Me
02 Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
03 Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis
04 The Oldest Baby in the World
05 Fish and Whistle
06 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
07 Billy the Bum
08 Illegal Smile
09 How Lucky Can One Man Get
10 Iron Ore Betty
11 Aimless Love
12 Sam Stone
13 I Had a Dream
14 There She Goes
15 Hello in There
16 Paradise
17 I Wanna Be With You
18 Common Sense
19 Spanish Pipedream
20 Far From Me

— late show
21 Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
22 Fish and Whistle
23 Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis
24 Unwed Fathers
25 Illegal Smile
26 Dear Abby
27 Souvenirs
28 That’s the Way That the World Goes Round
29 Iron Ore Betty
30 People Putting People Down
31 Aw Heck
32 Bottomless Lake
33 Introduction to Sam Stone
34 Sam Stone
35 One Red Rose
36 Don’t Bury Me
37 Sailin’ Around
38 Hello in There
39 A Boy Like Me

Excellent Mixing Desk Recording
Source: CDRs in trade>EAC>Sounforge 8 (New Track Marks, Fades, Clean Joins)>FLAC Level 6

John Prine – Denver, CO (02/22/79)

John Prine
Rainbow Theatre, Denver CO

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01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Often Is A Word I Seldom Use
03 Fish And Whistle
04 Angel From Montgomery
05 Crooked Piece Of Time
06 Blue Umbrella
07 Illegal Smile
08 Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone
09 The Bottomless Lake
10 Dear Abby
11 Sam Stone
12 That’s The Way The World Goes Round
13 There She Goes
14 I Had A Dream

15 Living In The Future
16 Iron Ore Betty
17 Hello In There
18 Paradise
19 Please Don’t Bury Me
20 Onomatopoeia
21 Sailin’ Around
22 Mexican Home
23 Sweet Revenge
24 Souvenirs
25 Saigon

Soundboard / Audience Matrix
Cassette Master >DAT >CDR >FLAC
Unknown Recording Equipment. Clear Sound, Quiet Crowd.
Trade DAT Transferred: Tascam DA-P1 >S/PDIF >HHb CDR 800 PRO.
CD Masters >FLAC (Level 8) Via xACT 2.37

John Prine – New York, NY (06/11/78)

John Prine
The Bottom Line, New York, NY
June 11, 1978

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01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Often is a Word I Seldom Use
03 Angel from Montgomery
04 Fish and Whistle
05 Crooked Piece of Time
06 Blue Umbrella
07 Illegal Smile
08 Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone
09 The Bottomless Lake
10 Sam Stone
11 That’s the Way That the World Goes Round
12 There She Goes
13 I Had a Dream Last Night
14 Chinatown
15 If You Don’t Want My Love
16 Try to Find Another Man
17 Everything’s About the Same

18 Hello in There
19 Grandpa Was a Carpenter
20 Ballad of a Teenage Queen
21 Paradise
22 Please Don’t Bury Me
23 Sleepy Eyed Boy
24 Treat Me Nice
25 Onomatopeia
26 Sailin’ Around
27 Mexican Home
28 How Lucky Can One Man Get
29 I’m Not That Good at Goodbye
30 Saddle in the Rain

Excellent Recording and Show: Soundboard or FM. No Details.

John Prine – London, England (xx/xx/71)

John Prine
BBC2 In Concert TV Broadcast

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01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Donald and Lydia
03 Sam Stone
04 Paradise
05 The Great Compromise
06 Everybody

(Audio From TV Broadcast)
SOURCE: TV Line Out > Tandberg 4000 > Sony TC-640 (Playback) > Soundforge 9 >
FLAC Level 6 Align on Sector Boundaries

John Prine & Steve Goodman – London, England (08/08/76)

John Prine & Steve Goodman
BBC Studios, London England

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01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Illegal Smile
03 Sam Stone
04 Rocky Mountain Time
06 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
06 Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore

07 City Of New Orleans
08 Good Good Woman
09 Banana Republics
10 My Old Fashioned Girl
11 You Don’t Have To Call Me Darlin’

SOURCE: FM radio broadcast (BBC)
LINEAGE: ?? > CD-R > ?? > CD-R (2014 trade) > EAC (wav) > Traderís Little Helper (flac level 8 aligned on sector boundaries) > Dime
Received via snail mail trade.

John Prine – New Paltz, NY (04/11/73)

John Prine
State University of New York
New Paltz NY
1973-04-11 (?)

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01 Spanish Pipedream
02 Illegal Smile
03 Donald and Lydia
04 Sam Stone
05 Rocky Mountain Time
06 Pretty Good
07 Hello in There
08 Grandpa Was a Carpenter
09 Intro to Paradise
10 Paradise
11 Clocks and Spoons
12 Often Is a Word I Seldom Use
13 Intro to Dear Abby
14 Dear Abby
15 Sweet Revenge
16 Intro to Everybody
17 Everybody
18 Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore

Lineage: 93XRT Radio Chicago > ??? > WAV > Track Splitting > FLAC Level 8

— Original uploader’s notes:
I received this concert as “1972-04-11 Chicago, IL”, but it turns out to be from New Paltz, NY, 1973. I’m not sure if the date is correct – if anyone knows when Prine went to Rome, it would probably answer the question. It’s really nice to hear such a concert recording, just him and his guitar.
The version of “Dear Abby” from Sweet Revenge album and this concert sound identical, with the same stage banter – “about three months ago I was in Rome, Italy”, but has some interesting stage banter that was not included on the album: “Lyndon Johnson died; Edward G. Robinson died; J. Carrol Naish died…”
For setlists from this show and a bunch of other John Prine shows, please visit my John Prine setlist page at The setlists of all John Prine live recordings I know will all be posted there, along with a 90-second sample for each recording.

Do not sell this recording. Enjoy and feel free to share it anywhere.
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John Prine – Newport, RI (07/30/17)

John Prine
“Live at Newport 2017”
Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI

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Lineage: SBD > ??? > WAV > Track Splitting > FLAC Level 8


  1. Love, Love, Love
  2. Long Monday
  3. Taking a Walk
  4. Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
  5. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow) [w/ Justin Vernon]
  6. Angel From Montgomery
  7. Fish and Whistle
  8. All the Best [w/ Jim James]
  9. Mexican Home
  10. In Spite of Ourselves [w/ Margo Price]
  11. That’s the Way That the World Goes ‘Round
  12. Sam Stone [w/ Nathaniel Rateliff]
  13. Hello in There [w/ Roger Waters & Lucius]
  14. Lake Marie
  15. Paradise

Total Duration: 72 minutes and 4 seconds


John Prine – guitar, vocals
Jason Wilber – guitar, harmonica, harmony vocals
Pat McLaughlin – guitar, mandolin, harmony vocals
Dave Jacques – bass
Kenneth Blevins – drums
Justin Vernon, Jim James, Margo Price, Nathaniel Rateliff, Roger Waters – guitar, guest vocals
Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig – harmony vocals on “Hello in There”


One of the best-sounding John Prine recodings I have, this show might be one of the most star-studded John Prine shows ever. Margo Price, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames and The Night Sweats’s Nathaniel Rateliff each guested on one song, and (ex) Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters even brought his back vocalists from indie band Lucius for the song “Hello in There”. You can find tons of reviews of this concert online, as well as fan-shot videos on YouTube. John Prine inspired and influenced a lot of today’s best songwriters and this show proves that. As someone puts, “John Prine might not be your favorite songwriter, but he probably is one of your favorite songwriters’ favorite songwriter.”

All guest artists featured on this show paid tribute to John when he passed away – Margo Price and Nathaniel Rateliff performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk John Prine Tribute Concert, Jim James posted a John Prine cover on Instagram, Roger Waters recorded a video sharing his thoughts, and Justin Vernon wrote on his Twitter: “A simple majority of who I am as a person, let alone a musician, is because of John Prine. He is my number 1.”

John Prine – Huntington, WV (04/27/97)

John Prine
Jones Theatre at Playhouse
Marshall University, Huntington, WV

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01 Intro by Larry Groce
02 Picture Show
03 song intro
04 Souvenirs
05 song intro
06 Space Monkey
07 song intro
08 Kokomo
09 Lake Marie
10 Paradise (w/ ALEX CHILTON – Electric Guitar)
11 O Death (Finale w/ others) (cut on broadcast)

John Prine – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Jason Wilber – Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Vocals
David Jacques – Bass Guitars, Vocals

Source: (Mountain Stage) FM Broadcast > Maxell XLII-90 Cassette (Master)
Transfer: Cassette > Sony Standalone CD Burner > dbpoweramp (FLAC-level 8) > Trader’s Little Helper (FFP) > Torrent

— original uploader’s notes:
From the archives:
Another fun show, just because.
Cool song intros here plus, yes, ALEX CHILTON on “Paradise” !
I did not attend this, sadly.

No, before you ask, somehow I do not have the Alex
Chilton set ?!? I do have another Prine Mt. Stage to
share after this. And I have tickets for next Saturday,
so hopefully that will be available shortly after…

John Prine – Quincy, CA (07/07/92)

John Prine
High Sierra Music Festival
Quincy, California

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Source: DSBD Matrix>DAT>CDR
Lineage: CDR>EAC>WAV>mkw>SHN
Taped by: ??
Transfered by: LJ

Bootleg Title: None
File Size: 446mb (SHN)

2/Spanish Pipedream
3/Fish & Whistle
4/Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
5/Picture Show
6/You Got Gold
7/All the Best
8/There She Goes
9/Don’t Let Your Baby Down
10/Donald & Lydia/Souvenirs/That’s the Way the World Goes Round
11/Illegal Smile

12/Big Ole Goofy World
13/Flag Decal
14/Sam Stone
15/Daddy’s Little Pumpkin
16/Sins of Memphisto
17/If You don’t want my Love
18/Everybody Wants to Feel Like You
19/Hello in There
20/Angel from Montgomery

John Prine & Steve Goodman – Minneapolis, MN (09/25/80)

John Prine & Steve Goodman
September 25, 1980
Minneapolis MN,
Lineage and Venue are unknown
Quality is A , A-

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Steve Goodman
Disk 1

  1. Bobby Don’t Stop
  2. Danger
  3. Talk Backwards
  4. Elvis Imitators
  5. City Of New Orleans
  6. Chicken Cordon Blues
  7. This Hotel Room
  8. The Dutchman
  9. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
  10. Turnpike Tom
  11. I’m My Own Grandpa
  12. The Auctioneer
  13. You Never Even Called Me By My Name
  14. Where Did The 20th Century Go?
  15. My Old Man

John Prine

  1. Spanish Pipedream
  2. Christmas In Prison
  3. Fish And Whistle
  4. Living In The Future
  5. Angel From Montgomery

Disk 2

  1. Iron Ore Betty
  2. Bottomless Lake
  3. Illegal Smile
  4. Donald And Lydia
  5. Sam Stone
  6. That’s The Way That The World Goes Round
  7. There She Goes
  8. I Had A Dream Last Night
  9. Sabu Visit’s The Twin Cities Alone
  10. Bruised Orange (Chain Of Sorrow)
  11. Souvenirs
  12. Ballad of A Teenage Queen
  13. Paradise
  14. Hello In There
  15. Please Don’t Bury Me
  16. Dear Abby
  17. Everybody