In 1978, singer-songwriter John Prine returned home to Chicago for a concert appearance at the famed Park West club.
The show was captured and a very limited edition album September 78 was released on 180 gram, 12-inch, orange vinyl only, initially released for Record Store Day on April 18, 2015.
Now Oh Boy Records has announced that this recording will have widespread distribution and be issued on CD and digitally, all fully released on August 25, 2017.
The 1978 show features Prine backed by his rock n’ roll band, led by longtime friend Johnny Burns. Angelo Varias played drums, alongside bassist Tommy ‘Pickles’ Piekarski, while Howard Levy joined on organ, piano and harmonica. Johnny Burns and his signature guitar licks locked the whole thing together.
The album features many great originals from this supremely-gifted songwriter as well as two interesting cover tracks – ‘Try To Find Another Man’ (made famous by The Righteous Brothers) and ‘Treat Me Nice’ originally sung by Elvis Presley.
‘Treat Me Nice’ is available NOW to download when you pre-order the record on iTunes. It is also available to listen to on Spotify and You Tube
Watch the video for ‘Treat Me Nice’:
September 78 Track Listing
1. Often Is A Word I Seldom Use
2. Angel From Montgomery
3. Crooked Piece Of Time
4. I Had A Dream
5. Try To Find Another Man
1. Pretty Good
2. Iron Ore Betty
3. Please Don’t Bury Me
4. Treat Me Nice
5. Sweet Revenge