John Prine Aimless Love
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- Released: May 31, 2010
- Originally Released: 1995
- Label: Oh Boy
Q - 7/93, p.1114 Stars - Excellent - "...AIMLESS LOVE boasts Jennifer Warnes's vocal sweetening on 'Slow Boat To China,' plus the surreal hoe-down of 'The Bottomless Lake,' and nine more songs of wit and whimsy that play your heartstrings like Paganini..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.Be My Friend Tonight
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Aimless Love
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Me, Myself and I
- $0.99 on iTunes4.The Oldest Baby in the World
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Slow Boat to China
- $0.99 on iTunes6.The Bottomless Lake
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Maureen, Maureen
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Somewhere Someone's Falling in Love
- $0.99 on iTunes9.People Puttin' People Down
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Unwed Fathers
- $0.99 on iTunes11.Only Love
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Personnel: John Prine (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Roger Cook (vocals, ukulele, background vocals); Jim Rooney (guitar, acoustic guitar); Leo LeBlanc (guitar, steel guitar); Philip Donnelly (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Jack Grochmal (acoustic guitar, tambourine); James Harrah (electric guitar); Rachel Peer-Prine (gut-string guitar, background vocals); John Sebastian (autoharp, harmonica); Stuart Duncan (mandolin); Dave Prine (fiddle); Bobby Whitlock (piano, organ, background vocals); Glen D. Hardin, Bobby Woods (piano); Donnie Fritts, Spooner Oldham (electric piano); Charles Cochran (organ, upright bass); Kevin Wells, Tony Newman , Kenny Malone (drums); Greg Prestopino, Jennifer Warnes, Matthew Wilder, Sandy Mason, Steve Fishell (background vocals).
Unknown Contributor Roles: John Prine; Bobby Whitlock .
John Prine moved to his own independent label, Oh Boy, after stints at Atlantic and Asylum (later, he acquired his Asylum albums and reissued them on Oh Boy). On this label debut, he is under no commercial pressures, and that seems to make him more low-key. "The Oldest Baby in the World," "Somewhere Someone's Falling in Love," and "Unwed Fathers" are good examples of his new sweetness, which is as winning as his wit in his older songs. ~ William Ruhlmann