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In Spite of Ourselves


Download links and information about In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 43:45 minutes.

Artist: John Prine
Release date: 1999
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 16
Duration: 43:45
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No. Title Length
1. (We're Not) The Jet Set (featuring Iris DeMent) 2:36
2. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (featuring Connie Smith) 2:29
3. Wedding Bells/Let's Turn Back the Years (featuring Lucinda Williams) 3:47
4. When Two Worlds Collide (featuring Trisha Yearwood) 2:21
5. Milwaukee Here I Come (featuring Melba Montgomery) 2:21
6. I Know One (featuring Emmylou Harris) 2:41
7. It's a Cheating Situation (featuring Dolores Keane) 2:56
8. Back Street Affair (featuring Patty Loveless) 2:47
9. Loose Talk (featuring Connie Smith) 2:44
10. Let's Invite Them Over (featuring Iris DeMent) 2:11
11. 'Til a Tear Becomes a Rose (featuring Fiona Prine) 2:50
12. In a Town This Size (featuring Dolores Keane) 3:31
13. We Could (featuring Iris DeMent) 2:17
14. We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds (featuring Melba Montgomery) 2:16
15. In Spite of Ourselves (featuring Iris DeMent) 3:33
16. Dear John ( I Sent Your Saddle Home) 2:25



In Spite of Ourselves is John Prine's tribute to the music he grew up with — good country songs written by folks like Roger Miller and Jack Clement. It is, at the same time, a golden opportunity for him to collaborate with some of his all-time favorite female vocalists. In the liner notes booklet, Prine tells the story: "I made a list of my favorite girl singers and the first nine I called said 'yes.' I nearly fell over." One of Prine's favorites is Iris DeMent, and her unique vocals grace four of the tracks here, including "(We're Not) The Jet Set," "We Could," and Prine's lone songwriting appearance, "In Spite of Ourselves," a song written for the upcoming Billy Bob Thornton film, Daddy & Them, in which Prine appears. Trisha Yearwood, Connie Smith, Fiona Prine, Melba Montgomery, Emmylou Harris, Delores Keane, Patty Loveless, and Lucinda Williams all share the studio with Prine, creating some mighty powerful duets. From Freddie Hart's "Loose Talk" to Don Everly's "So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)," the album manages to create a seamless scrapbook of both old and new songs, artists and memories. Prine's duets are backed by some of the very best musicians available. Buddy Emmons and Dan Dugmore, two incredible pedal steel players, and Sam Bush, Kenny Malone, Jason Wilber, Jim Rooney, and Marty Stuart are just a few of the stellar players featured on the album. Overall, In Spite of Ourselves ranks as one of Prine's finest works, a scrapbook of country classics, interpreted by some of the genres best female vocalists, in duet with one fine American singer and a great songwriter. ~ Michael B. Smith, Rovi