John Prine’s final recording: ‘I’ll Remember Everything’

By tsell on June 12, 2020
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 01: John Prine performs at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on October 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

John Prine’s legacy lives on through his music

by Trent Sell

The American folk legend passed away in early April this year, due to Coronavirus complications. It’s no doubt his legacy will live on through his music, but now we have one more piece of Prine’s magic to hold onto.

“I’ll Remember Everything”

“I’ll Remember Everything,” is John’s final recording before his all too early passing. The track was recorded in his living room at the late artist’s estate according to the Instagram post about the track’s release. The song was written by Prine, his longtime collaborator Pat McLaughlin, and famous producer Dave Cobb.

The video of the recording makes this track even more special. The simplicity of the video would have you believe it’s just another night at the Prine household and you’re invited in to listen. You can watch the video here.

Memorial Tribute

The track was released after his star-studded memorial tribute on Thursday, June, 11th. The two-hour special titled Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine, featured appearances from a number of famous musicians. The list includes Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Bonnie Raitt, Rita Wilson, Eric Church, and dozens of other artists.

In conjunction with his family and his independent record label Oh Boy Records, the memorial service streamed on multiple social platforms. If you missed the live stream, you can rewatch the tribute here.

During the tribute, fans were encouraged to make donations in honor of John. Those organizations include the National Alliance on Mental IllnessAlive Hospice, and Make the Road New York.

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