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Founded in 1980 as an independent music store, the Princeton Record Exchange continues to promote and support some of the best musicians and their recordings, including John Prine CDs, DVDs and more. Read about us in Published Articles and read our Customer Reviews on We appreciate your support for our indie music store!

Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often John Prine albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our John Prine record collection, John Prine CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

Sell us your unwanted CDs DVDs and Vinyl, and they will be recycled into the hands of music and movie lovers who can appreciate them again. From personal collections to estate collections, from reviewer/radio station surplus to entire store inventories- no collection is too large! Contact us in order to determine how much we can pay you for your collection.

We appreciate your support for John Prine and our indie music store!

They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


John Prine Biography

John Prine (born October 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter who has achieved widespread critical (and some commercial) success since the early 1970s.

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John Prine Bio Continued

The son of William Prine and Verna Hamm, his grandfather had played guitar with Merle Travis and he started playing guitar himself at age 14. Prine was a postman for five years and served in the army before beginning his musical career in Chicago.

Prine emerged in 1971 with a highly acclaimed debut album titled John Prine. He and friend Steve Goodman had each been stars in the Chicago folk scene before being "discovered" by Kris Kristofferson. The album included his signature songs "Illegal Smile", "Sam Stone", and the environmentalist newgrass standard "Paradise". The album also included "Hello In There," a song about aging that was later covered by numerous artists. The album received many positive reviews, and some hailed Prine as "the next Dylan." Many John Prine concerts were huge success stories, but one in particular stands above the rest. Bob Dylan himself appeared unannounced at one of Prine's first New York City club appearances, anonymously backing him on harmonica.

John Prine Discography Updated January 2007
John Prine Albums

John Prine Vinyl and John Prine CDs: Studio

1971 - John Prine - Atlantic
1972 - Diamonds in the Rough - Atlantic
1973 - Sweet Revenge - Atlantic
1975 - Common Sense - Atlantic
1976 - Were Children of Coincidence - Warner Bros.
1978 - Bruised Orange - Asylum
1979 - Pink Cadillac - Oh Boy
1980 - Storm Windows - Oh Boy
1984 - Aimless Love - Oh Boy
1986 - German Afternoons - Oh Boy
1988 - Live - Oh Boy
1991 - The Missing Years - Oh Boy
1994 - John Prine Christmas - Oh Boy
1995 - Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings - Oh Boy
1997 - Live on Tour - Oh Boy
1999 - In Spite of Ourselves - Oh Boy
2000 - Souvenirs - Oh Boy
2005 - Fair & Square - Oh Boy
2007 - Standard Songs for Average People - Oh Boy

John Prine Records and John Prine CD Releases: Compilations

1976 - Prime Prine - Atlantic
1993 - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology - Rhino
1998 - Lucky 13 - Oh Boy
2007 - Platinum Collection - Wea/Warner

John Prine DVDs & John Prine Music Videos

2001 - John Prine Live from Sessions at West 54th [DVD] - Oh Boy
2007 - Live on Soundstage 1980 - Shout! Factory

John Prine CD's and John Prine Vinyl: Appearances 1971 - 1997

1971 - John Prine John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
1972 - Diamonds in the Rough John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Dobro, Guitar, Vocals
1972 - Steve Goodman Steve Goodman - Vocals (bckgr), Liner Notes
1973 - Sweet Revenge John Prine - Guitar, Vocals
1975 - Common Sense John Prine - Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
1976 - Prime Prine John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Banjo, Dobro, Guitar, Vocals
1976 - Were Children of Coincidence John Prine - Guitar, Vocals
1978 - Bruised Orange John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
1978 - T.N.T. Tanya Tucker - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
1979 - Pink Cadillac John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals, Producer
1980 - Storm Windows John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Electric), Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals
1984 - Aimless Love John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm), Vocals, Producer
1986 - German Afternoons John Prine - Guitar, Vocals, Producer
1986 - Tribute to Steve Goodman Various Artists - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1987 - Storytellers: Singers & Songwriters Various Artists - Performer
1988 - Live John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Producer
1989 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol.2 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Guitar, Vocals
1989 - Affordable Art Steve Goodman - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals
1990 - Bonnie Raitt Collection Bonnie Raitt - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Producer, Performer
1991 - Best of Mountain Stage Live, Vol.2 Various Artists - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1991 - Falling from Grace Original Soundtrack - Composer, Vocals, Performer
1991 - Missing Years John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals
1992 - Black Eyed Man Cowboy Junkies - Vocals
1992 - Sounds of the Seventies: FM Rock, Vol. 3 Various Artists - Performer
1993 - Great Days: The John Prine Anthology John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Producer, Photography, Compilation Producer
1993 - Other Voices, Other Rooms Nanci Griffith - Vocals, Harmony Vocals
1993 - This Town David Mallett
1994 - John Prine Christmas John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals, Producer, Mixing
1994 - No Big Surprise: Anthology Steve Goodman - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Liner Notes
1995 - 18 Free & Easy Hits from the 70s Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Adios Amigo: A Tribute to Arthur Alexander Various Artists - Performer
1995 - Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar, Vocals
1995 - Troubadours of Folk, Vol. 4: Singer-Songwriters of th Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Brand New Tennessee Waltz Jim Rooney - Guitar (Acoustic)
1996 - Live from Mountain Stage Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals, Performer
1996 - New Folk Generation Various Artists - Performer
1996 - Rock Live from Mountain Stage Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals
1997 - Everybody's Got a Song Donnie Fritts - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
1997 - Live on Tour John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Producer, Executive Producer
1997 - Mellow Rock Hits of the 70's: Sundown Various Artists - Performer
1997 - One of the Fortunate Few Delbert Mcclinton - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
1997 - Real Lies David Olney - Vocals
1997 - Take That Ride R.B. Morris - Vocals

John Prine CD's and John Prine Vinyl: Appearances 1998 - Present

1998 - Crown of Jewels Randy Scruggs - Vocals
1998 - Feel the Buzz: Spacin' Various Artists - Performer
1998 - Friends of Mine Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Guitar, Vocals
1998 - Lucky13 John Prine/Keith Sykes/Heather Eatman/Bi - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
1998 - Other Voices, Too (A Trip Back to Bountiful) Nanci Griffith - Duet
1998 - Shine On Gove Scrivenor - Vocals
1998 - Soft Rock Classics [Rhino Box] Various Artists - Performer
1999 - In Spite of Ourselves John Prine - Vocals, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer
1999 - Redneck Christmas Party Various Artists - Performer
1999 - Trailer Trash Christmas Various Artists - Performer
2000 - Behind the Midway Jason Wilber - Vocals
2000 - Grass Original Soundtrack - Performer
2000 - Oh Boy Classics Presents: Merle Haggard Merle Haggard - Liner Notes
2000 - Souvenirs John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Liner Notes
2001 - Black and Blue America Chip Taylor - Vocals, Vocals (bckgr)
2001 - Concerts for a Landmine Free World Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Don't Count Us Out Keith Sykes - Performer
2001 - Oh Boy Classics Presents: Merle Haggard Again Merle Haggard - Liner Notes
2001 - Philadelphia Folk Festival: 40th Anniversary Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals
2001 - Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt Various Artists - Performer
2001 - Rolling Stone Presents: Male Singer-Songwriters Various Artists - Performer
2002 - Deeper Still Beth Nielsen Chapman - Vocals (bckgr)
2002 - Troubadours: The Essential Album Various Artists - Performer
2003 - Further Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessio The Chieftains - Vocals
2003 - Mystery of Life [Bonus Track] Johnny Cash - Vocals (bckgr)
2003 - Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Trilogy The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Guitar, Vocals, Guest Appearance
2004 - Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster Stephen Foster - Guitar, Arranger, Vocals, Producer
2004 - New Horizons Jesse McReynolds - Guitar, Vocals
2004 - Tiger Tattoo Andrew Calhoun - Liner Notes, Author
2004 - Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter F Various Artists - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
2005 - Fair & Square John Prine - Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Producer, Finger Picking
2005 - Hands Across the Water Various Artists - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Producer
2005 - Outsider Rodney Crowell - Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part, Spoken Word, Guest Appearance
2005 - To: Kate - A Benefit for Kate's Sake Various Artists - Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals, Producer
2006 - American Music: The Hightone Records Story [Box Set] Various Artists - Guitar, Vocals
2006 - Sharon Shannon Collection1990-2005 Sharon Shannon - Guitar, Vocals
2006 - Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective [Box Set] Various Artists - Author
2007 - Standard Songs for Average People John Prine & Mac Wiseman - Guitar (Acoustic), Arranger, Vocals, Producer

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