The Pilgrim: A Celebration Of Kris Kristofferson CD (2006)

Artist: Various Artists

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Product Overview

Kris Kristofferson changed the songwriting landscape in Nashville when he arrived in the late sixties. In recent years the Rhodes Scholar has been known more for his acting roles than songwriting. The release of this collection aims to remind the world that Kristofferson is one of America's greatest songwriters. Kristofferson friends Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell revive Kristofferson favorites here, along with surprise performances by country star Gretchen Wilson, R&B soulmaker Brian McKnight, Latino beauty Marta Gomez, and Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe.


Label Emergent / 92e
SKU 202703867
UPC 827912038934
UPC 14 00827912038934
Format CD
Release Date 7/11/2006
Author Various Artists
Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Mcgregor, Ewan
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
Associated Artist/Work Original Radio Broadcast
Technical Info
CatalogID 12038932
Lable Name American Roots Publishing Inc.
Released 06/27/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00827912038934
Album Notes and Credits
Since his first appearances in the late 1960s, Kris Kristofferson has been quietly achieving legendary status as a songwriter and performer, earning the admiration of the listening public and fellow musicians alike. PILGRIM: A CELEBRATION OF KRIS KRISTOFFERSON gives that admiration a formal public showing in the form of a tribute album featuring the likes of Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Wilson, Randy Scruggs, and others.
As the author of "For the Good Times," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "Me and Bobby McGee," Kristofferson has a fair number of iconic classics to his name, but the real surprise of PILGRIM is how the guest artists breathe new life into the tunes. Rosanne Cash's plaintive version of "Lovin' Him Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" and Willie Nelson's breezy take on "The Legend" are only two of the album's many lovely standouts.
Professional Reviews
Dirty Linen (p.47) - "[T]he breadth of Kristofferson's body of work is emphasized. It also illustrates that a good song with a well-told story and a solid melody transcends genre."
No Depression (p.105) - "[T]he man's writings -- lyrics and tunes -- are as subtle and packed and potentially tricky as he is."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Great songs, great packaging and some big names....[With] faithful covers..."
Artist Bio
Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson (born June 22, 1936) is an influential country music songwriter, singer and actor. He is best known for hits like "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole author of most of his songs, but he has collaborated with various other figures of the Nashville scene.
Disc 1
1 Pilgrim: Chapter 33, The
2 Maybe You Heard
3 Circle, The
4 Lovin' Him Was Easier Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again
5 Come Sundown
6 For the Good Times
7 Jesus Was a Capricorn
8 Silver Tongued Devil & I, The
9 Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
10 Sandinista
11 Darby's Castle
12 Me & Bobby McGee
13 Smile at Me Again
14 Captive, The
15 Help Me Make It Through the Night
16 Why Me
17 Legend, The
18 Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends
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