9 Songs, 41 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Kris Kristofferson was a Rhodes scholar, an Army pilot, and a janitor before he established himself as one of the early ‘70s most innovative country songwriters, writing songs that merged the personal with the universal for country in much the way Leonard Cohen split open folk music. Though he continued as a country performer and eventually landed in Hollywood, Kristofferson’s true legacy has been a handful of country’s finest compositions that have been covered by hundreds of artists, most notably Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Janis Joplin and Willie Nelson. Released in 1979 at the height of Nelson’s first wave of mainstream popularity, …Sings Kristofferson is an intelligent, smartly produced collection of the songwriter’s most notable compositions. It’s hard to argue with “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “For the Good Times” or “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” tunes that carry with them a sense of living and dread that walk hand in hand into a world rescued by an impeccable sense of melody.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Kris Kristofferson was a Rhodes scholar, an Army pilot, and a janitor before he established himself as one of the early ‘70s most innovative country songwriters, writing songs that merged the personal with the universal for country in much the way Leonard Cohen split open folk music. Though he continued as a country performer and eventually landed in Hollywood, Kristofferson’s true legacy has been a handful of country’s finest compositions that have been covered by hundreds of artists, most notably Johnny Cash, Ray Price, Janis Joplin and Willie Nelson. Released in 1979 at the height of Nelson’s first wave of mainstream popularity, …Sings Kristofferson is an intelligent, smartly produced collection of the songwriter’s most notable compositions. It’s hard to argue with “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” “For the Good Times” or “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” tunes that carry with them a sense of living and dread that walk hand in hand into a world rescued by an impeccable sense of melody.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

lizaj ,

willie nelson sings kristofferson

I have been looking for this album for years. Love it, every track is great....

Joycielucie ,

Willy

Great songs by willy , written by kris tofferson

Sicardism ,

Horribly In Need Of A Remastering

such a shame one of the finest albums of Willie's career sounds so completely crappy in a digital format... never remastered PLUS there is this bizarro fuzziness that starts creeping into the mix around track 5 that grows and grows until by the end of the last track one almost can't hear anything!! this ridiculously incompetent flaw is in every version I've run across of this album in either CD or the itunes files I've downloaded or wherever!!! UGH!!! download this at your own risk!

That being said, this is otherwise a BRILLIANT album... sigh... just a bloody shame it sounds like a steaming pile of ummm... yeah

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