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  • Summary: The latest release for the singer-songwriter is a set of country duets with such artists as Iris DeMent, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Kathy Mattea, Kacey Musgraves, Amanda Shires, Susan Tedeschi, Holly Williams, and Lee Ann Womack.
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  • Record Label: Oh Boy
  • Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Folk, Honky Tonk, Progressive Folk
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Falling in Love Again
Well, I got time on my hands and I got you on my mind And the moon and the stars up above There's a warm summer breeze Blowing down through the... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Oct 19, 2016
    It's a true joy to hear talented women juxtapose their obviously more gifted vocals with the rough-hewn Prine in dramatic, textured contrasts. On For Better, Or Worse, they help this old mailman deliver once again.
  2. 80
    Joyous, maudlin or gritty, it’s marriage country-style. Delightful.
  3. Mojo
    Oct 3, 2016
    [For Bteer, Or Worse] maintains the same innate love of his subject and feeling of bonhomie. [Nov 2016, p.94]
  4. Oct 3, 2016
    It's still troubling that one of America's best songwriters seems to have lost the desire to pen new material, but For Better, or Worse shows John Prine hasn't lost his spirit as a performer.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 3, 2016
    The result is a playful and moving return to themes like the battle of the sexes, and love lost in a blur of alcohol. [Oct 2016, p.37]
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