Oh Boy Records have released a new version of John Prine’s well known song ‘Paradise’ performed by Sturgill Simpson. The song—whose proceeds benefit UNICEF USA’s Covid-19 Relief Fund—will be featured on the forthcoming Prine tribute record, ‘Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2’, out October 8th on the label.
Simpson’s version of ‘Paradise’ is the last song recorded at The Butcher Shoppe—the studio Prine founded with producer and engineer David Ferguson—before the building’s demolition later this year. The studio was a meaningful place to Prine and Simpson, who shared a writing space in the building and recorded there numerous times throughout their respective careers. Reflecting on Prine’s influence, Simpson shares: “For myself along with many others, he was a mentor. He was very giving with his time and wisdom, and we were all grateful to get to know him.”
You can pre-order the album from Oh Boy Records here.
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