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John PrineFair & Square

Label:Oh Boy Records – OBR-034-LP
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Folk, World, & Country
Style:Country

Tracklist

A1Glory Of True Love
AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
DrumsPaul Griffith
Lead Guitar [Electric]Jason Wilber (2)
Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Acoustic GuitarPat McLaughlin
Written-ByJohn Prine, Roger Cook
A2Crazy As A Loon
BassDave Jacques
DrumsPaul Griffith
Electric Guitar [Additional], Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Harmony VocalsPat McLaughlin
Electric Guitar [Lead]Shawn Camp
Electric Guitar [Rhythm]Jason Wilber (2)
Lead Vocals, Acoustic GuitarJohn Prine
Piano, Organ [Hammond B3], AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Steel GuitarDan Dugmore
Written-ByJohn Prine, Pat McLaughlin
A3Long Monday
AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Acoustic Guitar [Lead], Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Harmony VocalsMindy Smith
PercussionKenny Malone
Written-ByJohn Prine, Kevin Sykes
A4Taking A Walk
Acoustic Guitar [Gut String], Electric Guitar [Lead], Electric Guitar [Rhythm]Jason Wilber (2)
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
DrumsPaul Griffith
Harmony VocalsMindy Smith
Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Electric GuitarPat McLaughlin
Piano, Organ [Hammond B3], AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Steel GuitarDan Dugmore
Written-ByJohn Prine, Pat McLaughlin
B1Some Humans Ain't Human
BassDave Jacques
Lead Vocals, Acoustic GuitarJohn Prine
Organ, Piano, AccordionPhil "Mr. Squeeze" Parlapiano*
Slide Guitar, Electric Guitar [Lead]Jason Wilber (2)
Written-ByJohn Prine
B2My Darlin' Hometown
Acoustic Guitar [Lead]Shawn Camp
Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Guitar [Weissenborn]Jerry Douglas
Harmony VocalsAlison Krauss, Dan Tyminski
Written-ByJohn Prine, Roger Cook
B3Morning Train
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
Backing VocalsMindy Smith
Backing Vocals, Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Guitar [Lead]Pat McLaughlin
Barrel Organ, Piano, AccordionPhil Parlapiano
BassDave Jacques
DrumsPaul Griffith
Electric GuitarJason Wilber (2)
Steel GuitarDan Dugmore
Written-ByJohn Prine, Pat McLaughlin
B4The Moon Is Down
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Electric Guitar [Lead]Shawn Camp
Harmony VocalsAlison Krauss
Organ [Hammond B3], AccordionPhil Parlapiano
PercussionKenny Malone
Written-ByJohn Prine
C1Clay Pigeons
Acoustic Guitar [Lead], Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Electric Guitar, HarmonicaJason Wilber (2)
Piano, AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Written-ByBlaze Foley
C2She Is My Everything
BassDave Jacques
DrumsPaul Griffith
Electric Guitar [Lead]Jason Wilber (2)
Electric Guitar [Rhythm], Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Lead VocalsJohn Prine
Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Electric GuitarPat McLaughlin
Organ [Hammond B3], PianoPhil Parlapiano
Written-ByJohn Prine
C3I Hate It When That Happens To Me
AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Acoustic Guitar [Lead]Jason Wilber (2)
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Harmony VocalsPat McLaughlin
Written-ByDonnie Fritts, John Prine
C4Bear Creek Blues
AccordionPhil Parlapiano
Acoustic Guitar [Lead]Jason Wilber (2)
Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
DrumsPaul Griffith
Harmony VocalsPat McLaughlin
Written-ByA. P. Carter
C5Other Side Of Town
Guitar, VocalsJohn Prine
Written-ByJohn Prine
D1Safety Joe
Acoustic Guitar [Finger Picked], Lead VocalsJohn Prine
MandolinJohn Wilkes Booth
Written-ByJohn Prine
D2Carousel Of Love
Accordion, PianoPhil Parlapiano
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Written-ByJohn Prine
D3That's Alright By Me
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Electric GuitarJason Wilber (2)
Harmony VocalsPat McLaughlin
PercussionKenny Malone
Piano, Organ [Hammond B3]Phil Parlapiano
Written-ByJohn Prine, Pat McLaughlin
D4That's How Every Empire Falls
Accordion, Organ [Hammond B3]Phil Parlapiano
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
BassDave Jacques
Electric GuitarJason Wilber (2)
PercussionKenny Malone
Written-ByR. B. Morris
D5Dual Custody
Acoustic Guitar, Lead VocalsJohn Prine
Backing Vocals, UkuleleRoger Cook
BassDave Ferguson*
Guitar, DrumsPat McLaughlin
Written-ByJohn Prine, Roger Cook
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Notes

Standard Black 2021 Reissue
2005 Grammy Award Winning record.
(p) & (c) 2021 Oh Boy Records
Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in runouts): TMP
  • Barcode (Text): 0 94012 00341 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 094012003418
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): OBR-034-LPA TMM TMP WAR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): OBR-034-LPB TMM TMP WAR.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout): OBR-034-LPC TMM TMP WAR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout): OBR-034-LPD TMM TMP WAR

Other Versions (5 of 8)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Fair & Square (CD, Album)Oh Boy RecordsOBR-034US2005
New Submission
Fair & Square (CDr, Album, Promo)Oh Boy RecordsOBR034Europe2005
Fair & Square (CD, Album)Oh Boy RecordsOBR-034US2005
New Submission
Fair & Square (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Oh Boy RecordsOBR-034US2007
Recently Edited
Fair & Square (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, "Irish Edition", Green & Orange, Gatefold)Oh Boy RecordsOBR-034-LPUS2021

Reviews

  • MxLm's avatar
    MxLm
    Edited 6 days ago
    I nearly did not get this due to the two previous comments about the poor SQ. I strongly recommend you give the records a once over Ultrasonic wet clean as I thought the sound is pretty clear and with plenty of details and dynamics. There’s only very light surface noise on my copy. No issues with the spindle hole either.

    The pressing is good if not excellent. Give it a go and give it a good clean, which I always do even a new/sealed record. This album deserves more audience.
    • doctorwu's avatar
      doctorwu
      Sound:

      Disappointing, soft, mushy and closed in with poor dynamics, cut at low volume.
      CD and loseless apple stream sound significantly better.

      Tested with a Dynavector 20X2 and Cadenza Blue Cartridges.

      Pressing:

      1lp Very tight spindle hole , had to drill.
      2nd lp's off centered.

      Both are noisy but not too bad.

      Avoid unless you have to own this on vinyl.
      • cataldoto's avatar
        cataldoto
        Snap, crackle and pop too bad good record of John's poppy through out. Agree with below spindle very tight no drill cranked down with nut on my VPI record cleaner then ok. Pops remained.
        • Crazyhorse11's avatar
          Crazyhorse11
          Nice sound pressing but had to drill out the spindle hole on LP1 to be able to play it. Waaaaaaaaaaaay to tight and wouldn't fit on! LP2 was fine though. Strange. Great pressing otherwise

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