I couldn't let this one pass , i mean there's a reviewer on here saying that on this album "the songwriting doesn't stand out " . Come on , seriously ? This is a Grammy winning album by one of the finest singer/songwriters to ever pick up a pen or a guitar , it's absolutely fantastic !
As for John's singing , well , i admit that it's a voice that could be politely described as an acquired taste but hell , when did that stop guys like Dylan or Tom Waits or Rod Stewart ? Never that's when .
Anyway , John Prine's debut album may remain his best effort but this one is a fine contender for 2nd place , rich , varied , subtle and beautiful in equal measure , it stands the test of both time and repeated plays . Musically diverse and probably his best effort at singing in different voices , this is one that every Prine fan should own , a real winner in every sense.