Bright Eyes have shared a cover of John Prine’s ‘Christmas in Prison’. The track features a sample of ‘A John Prine Christmas’, taken from Prine’s eponymous 1993 EP. Proceeds from the single will be donated to Prine’s charity, The Hello in There Foundation. Listen to it below.
“It is strange to get a chance to share a track with a hero of mine who has passed on,” Conor Oberst said in a press release. “Normally not something I would do. I don’t like holograms. But I have so much love and affection for John as a person and his music. He really changed my life on a lot of levels. When I heard the sample of him talking about Christmas just put such a big smile on my face and I couldn’t help but want to share it with other people. A little Christmas gift to a stranger. It’s all about John and his beautiful song. But I am happy to sing in the choir. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone all around the world. I wish love and light this season to you and yours.”