Fifth studio album reissued on 180-gram vinyl!
Presented in its original 1978 packaging with full lyrics and photos!
Bruised Orange is regarded as one of John Prine's strongest collection of songs. Writing in Rolling Stone in 1978, Jay Cocks proclaimed that "Steve Goodman is likely the best and certainly the most congenial producer Prine has ever had" and added "No matter when you play it, Bruised Orange carries the chill of Midwest autumn beyond autobiography...into a kind of personal pop mythology."
"Despite some brilliant songs, Prine's followup albums to his stunning debut were uneven until this, his fifth, produced by his friend Steve Goodman. Here, Prine's always finely-tuned sense of absurdity once again collides with his ability to depict pain sympathetically for a whole album, typified by 'That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round,' a neat statement of his philosophy, and 'Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone,' perhaps the best depiction ever written of life on the road in the entertainment business." — AllMusic
|1. Fish and Whistle|
|2. There She Goes|
|3. If You Don't Want My Love|
|4. That's the Way That the World Goes 'Round|
|5. Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)|
|1. Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone|
|2. Aw Heck|
|3. Crooked Piece of Time|
|4. Iron Ore Betty|
|5. The Hobo Song|