Editors’ Notes This solid anthology pulls together Kris Kristofferson's best-known tunes, concentrating on his classic '70s albums. Many of these songs were made famous by others, like "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" (Johnny Cash), "Me and Bobby McGee" (Janis Joplin), and "Help Me Make It Through the Night" (Sammi Smith)–but hearing them delivered by their writer underlines the way Kristofferson mated a poetic power worthy of Townes Van Zandt or Bob Dylan with a loose-limbed boozy charm à la Jerry Jeff Walker or Bobby Bare. And the addition of "Highwayman" from the '80s supergroup The Highwaymen shows how his legacy spanned eras.

SONG
Me and Bobby McGee
1
4:20
 
Jody and the Kid
2
3:05
 
Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
3
4:30
 
From the Bottle to the Bottom
4
2:57
 
Once More with Feeling
5
2:50
 
For the Good Times
6
3:22
 
The Taker
7
3:14
 
Help Me Make It Through the Night
8
2:22
 
Come Sundown
9
2:36
 
The Pilgrim - Chapter 33
10
3:10
 
Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
11
3:46
 
I'd Rather Be Sorry
12
3:10
 
Nobody Wins
13
3:06
 
Stranger
14
3:07
 
Why Me
15
3:27
 
Highwayman
16
3:03
 

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