The late, great John Prine's first seven albums are being collected onto a new box set titled Crooked Piece of Time: The Atlantic and Asylum Albums 1971-1980 that will be out via Rhino on October 23. The set includes John Prine (1971), Diamonds In The Rough (1972), Sweet Revenge (1973), Common Sense (1975), Bruised Orange (1978), Pink Cadillac (1979) and Storm Windows (1980). Some of the Prine classics included on those albums are “Hello In There,” “Sam Stone,” “Illegal Smile,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise” and “That’s The Way The World Goes Round, "Far From Me,” “Dear Abby,” “Christmas In Prison,” “Fish and Whistle” and “Automobile.”
The limited edition box set includes a 20-page booklet with new liner notes by David Fricke, and the artwork is a painting, commissioned just for this set, by Joshua Petker which is based on a photo by Jim Shea. You can pre-order it now and check out the artwork and tracklist below.