- 30 Jul 21
The landmark album was first released back in 2005, earning critical acclaim.
John Prine's critically acclaimed album Fair & Square will be rereleased posthumously as a deluxe double vinyl on October 1st.
The album nabbed Prine the 2005 Grammy for the Best Contemporary Folk Album as well as being the fastest record to rise to the number one top spot in the history of Americana radio.
Fair & Square's re-release will be produced via Prine's label, Old Boy Records. The folk artist passed away last April at the age of 73 following complications with Covid.
With the tentative return to live music, a series of tribute concerts have been lined up by the Prine Family. The gigs will take place under the title 'You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine' in Nashville from October 3rd until October 10th, with the final concert date being on what would have been Prine's 75th birthday. Each show will include a surprise lineup of friends performing and celebrating the life of the musician, with proceeds going towards the Hello in There Foundation.
Oh Boy Records have also announced they will release a new tribute LP called Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2. The new album will be released on October 8th and will feature artists singing covers of Prine's classic songs. The label will unveil a new artist and song featured on the record each month ahead of its release.
Revisit the classic album below: