Essential Kris Kristofferson (Limited Edition) CD (2004)

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by A customer on 12/15/2010

What can anyone say about Kris Kristopherson, except awesome. This is one of his best CDs, it has most of his hits and he is in good form singing them. Read More

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Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
SKU 60626767
UPC 074646499221
UPC 14 00074646499221
Format CD
Release Date 3/2/2004
Links
Author Kris Kristofferson
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Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Mcgregor, Ewan
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Original Radio Broadcast
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Buck Owens
Artist Influence Eric Andersen
Artist Influence George Jones
Artist Influence Hank Williams
Artist Influence Johnny Cash
Artist Influence Merle Haggard
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence Tim Hardin
Artist Influence Waylon Jennings
Artist Influence Willie Nelson
Artist Contemporary Billy Joe Shaver
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Artist Follower Bruce Robison
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Artist Follower Eric Church
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Technical Info
CatalogID 64992
Lable Name Columbia/Legacy
Released 03/02/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Mixed
UPC 00074646499221
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel includes: Kris Kristofferson (vocals, guitar); Steve Burton, Fred Carter Jr., Johnny Christopher, James Colvard, Ray Edenton, Chris Gantry, Mac Gayden, Steve Gibson, Jerry Kennedy, Mark Knopfler, Dennis Linde, Grady Martin, Jerry McGee, Wayne Moss, Jerry Shook, Billy Swan, Fred Tackett, John "Bucky" Wilkin, Chip Youn (guitar); Peter Drake, Paul Franklin, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); David Briggs, Glen Clark (keboards); Dennis Belfield (bass); Kenny Buttrey (drums); Bobbye Hall (percussion).
Producers includes: Fred Foster, David Anderle, Nancy Carlen, Dennis Linde, Norbert Putam.
Compilation producer: Gregg Geller.
Recorded between 1969 & 1985. Includes liner notes by Jim Bessman.
Personnel: Kris Kristofferson (guitar, background vocals); Jerry McGee (guitar, dobro, mandolin, sitar, background vocals); Fred Tackett (guitar, mandolin); Mark Knopfler, Stephen Bruton, Billy Swan (guitar, background vocals); Chip Young, Chris Gantry, Dennis Linde, Fred Carter, Jr., Grady Martin, John "Bucky" Wilkin, Jim Colvard, Jerry Kennedy, John Willis, Johnny Christopher, Mac Gayden, Ray Edenton, Wayne Moss, Steve Gibson , Jerry Shook (guitar); Paul Franklin , Pete Drake, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Josh Graves, Norman Blake (dobro); Norman Bruton (mandolin); Tommy Jackson, Buddy Spicher (fiddle); Charlie McCoy (harmonica, horns); Nick DeCaro (accordion); Don Sheffield, Chuck Findley, Dick Hyde, Darrell Leonard, Dwight Smith, Earl Lon Price, Harrison Calloway, Jackie Kelso, Jim Horn, Harvey Thompson, Ronnie Eades (horns); Donnie Fritts, Mike Utley (keyboards, background vocals); Glen Clark, David Briggs , Jim Cox, John Harris , Shane Keister, Bobby Emmons, Bobby Wood (keyboards); Gene Chrisman, Kenny Buttrey, Andy Newmark, Sammy Creason, Jerry Carrigan (drums); Farrell Morris, Bobbye Hall (percussion); Clydie King, June Page, Sherlie Matthews, D. Bergen White, Donna Rhodes, Terry Dearmore, Don Gant, Jack Skinner, James Cason, Herb Pedersen, Randy Cutlers, Allan Wald, Benny Whitehead, Gary Busey, Sandra Chalmers, John Beland, Larry Gatlin, Larry Murray, Alan Rush, Mentor Williams, Mickey Newbury, Ray C. Walker, Rita Coolidge, Sammi Smith, Terry Paul, Venetta Fields, Gordon Stoker, Hoyt Hawkins, Millie Kirkham, Buzz Cason, Byron Berline, Charles Chalmers (background vocals).
Recording information: 1969-1983.
Photographers: Jim Marshall ; David Gahr.
Drunkards, free spirits, wayward travelers, and lady-killers populate the songs of Kris Kristofferson, who was a wandering soul himself before becoming a professional musician. Always one to appeal to country and rock fans alike, Kristofferson is a songwriter's songwriter, as illustrated by this double-disc collection. The first disc is primarily comprised of nine tracks from his landmark 1970 debut, KRISTOFFERSON, and seven cuts from 1971's equally strong THE SILVER TONGUED DEVIL AND I. These include "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and "For the Good Times"--all hits for other artists, though Kristofferson's weathered, raspy versions feel definitive.
Disc two culls tracks from more varied sources, though a mere five of 19 go beyond 1979. It opens with 1972?s narcotic "Border Lord," and continues through four tracks from 1972's JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN (including "I'd Rather Be Sorry," a duet with his then-wife, Rita Coolidge), "How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around" (with Willie Nelson, from the 1986 film SONGWRITER), and a 1985 cut from the country supergroup Highwaymen (with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings). A strong collection for the true fan, or a fantastic intro for the uninitiated, ESSENTIAL is a concise overview of this groundbreaking songwriter's work.
Artist Overview
In the 1970s, Kris Kristofferson changed the direction of Nashville with his poetic, irreverent songs. Influenced by rock, unafraid to write about carnal pleasures, and a dyed-in-the-wool rebel, he fit right in with the blossoming "outlaw country" aesthetic. Kristofferson was much more successful as a songwriter than as a performer, and his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, and countless others.
Professional Reviews
Q (p.134) - 4 stars out of 5 - "One of the most insightful country writers of the '70s..."
Uncut (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[H]e brought an outsider's perspective to Music City's staid conservatism that drew from the confessional folk of Fred Neil and the freewheelin' narrative of Dylan."
Mojo (Publisher) (2/04, p.114) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[G]athering the best of his '70s solo sides and making a persuasive case for him as one of country's great storytellers."
Disc 1
1 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down,Border Lord
2 To Beat The Devil,Sabre And The Rose, The
3 Just The Other Side Of Nowhere,Broken Freedom Song
4 Me And Bobby McGee,Jesus Was A Capricorn (Owed To John Prine)
5 Best Of All Possible Worlds, The,Shandy (The Perfect Disguise)
6 Casey's Last Ride,Sugar Man
7 Help Me Make It Through The Night,Last Time, The
8 Darby's Castle,Nobody Wins
9 Jody And The Kid,I'd Rather Be Sorry - (with Rita Coolidge)
10 Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again),Highwayman - (with Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash)
11 For The Good Times,Don't Cuss The Fiddle
12 Come Sundown,Bigger The Fool, The (The Harder They Fall)
13 From The Bottle To The Bottom,Stranger
14 Billy Dee,If You Don't Like Hank Williams
15 Breakdown (A Long Way From Home),Here Comes That Rainbow Again
16 Silver Tongued Devil And I, The,Once More With Feeling
17 Taker, The,How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around - (with Willie Nelson)
18 Pilgrim: Chapter 33, The,Why Me
19 Please Don't Tell Me How This Story Ends
Disc 2
1 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down,Border Lord
2 To Beat The Devil,Sabre And The Rose, The
3 Just The Other Side Of Nowhere,Broken Freedom Song
4 Me And Bobby McGee,Jesus Was A Capricorn (Owed To John Prine)
5 Best Of All Possible Worlds, The,Shandy (The Perfect Disguise)
6 Casey's Last Ride,Sugar Man
7 Help Me Make It Through The Night,Last Time, The
8 Darby's Castle,Nobody Wins
9 Jody And The Kid,I'd Rather Be Sorry - (with Rita Coolidge)
10 Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again),Highwayman - (with Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson/Johnny Cash)
11 For The Good Times,Don't Cuss The Fiddle
12 Come Sundown,Bigger The Fool, The (The Harder They Fall)
13 From The Bottle To The Bottom,Stranger
14 Billy Dee,If You Don't Like Hank Williams
15 Breakdown (A Long Way From Home),Here Comes That Rainbow Again
16 Silver Tongued Devil And I, The,Once More With Feeling
17 Taker, The,How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around - (with Willie Nelson)
18 Pilgrim: Chapter 33, The,Why Me
19 Please Don't Tell Me How This Story Ends
Product Attributes
Artist Kristofferson,Kris
Label Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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