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The Essential Kris Kristofferson


Download links and information about The Essential Kris Kristofferson by Kris Kristofferson. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Country, Outlaw Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 37 tracks with total duration of 02:07:29 minutes.

Artist: Kris Kristofferson
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Country, Outlaw Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 37
Duration: 02:07:29
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No. Title Length
1. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down 4:30
2. To Beat the Devil 4:42
3. Just the Other Side of Nowhere 3:36
4. Me and Bobby McGee 4:20
5. The Best of All Possible Worlds 2:59
6. Casey's Last Ride 3:35
7. Help Me Make It Through the Night 2:22
8. Darby's Castle 3:17
9. Jody and the Kid 3:05
10. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) 3:46
11. For the Good Times 3:22
12. Come Sundown 2:36
13. From the Bottle to the Bottom 2:58
14. Billy Dee 2:58
15. Breakdown (A Long Way from Home) 2:42
16. The Silver Tongued Devil and I 4:16
17. The Taker 3:14
18. The Pilgrim: Chapter 33 3:16
19. Border Lord 3:36
20. The Sabre and the Rose 5:14
21. Broken Freedom Song 5:24
22. Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine) 2:27
23. Shandy (The Perfect Disguise) 3:39
24. Sugar Man 4:00
25. The Last Time 4:11
26. Nobody Wins 3:06
27. I'd Rather Be Sorry (featuring Rita Coolidge) 3:10
28. Highwayman (featuring The Highwaymen) 3:03
29. Don't Cuss the Fiddle 3:24
30. The Bigger the Fool, the Harder the Fall 3:31
31. Stranger 3:08
32. If You Don't Like Hank Williams 3:29
33. Here Comes That Rainbow Again 2:53
34. Once More With Feeling 2:50
35. How Do You Feel About Foolin' Around (featuring Willie Nelson) 2:45
36. Why Me 3:28
37. Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends 2:37



The foundation of Kris Kristofferson’s reputation as a songwriter is comprised of material from his first two albums, which fills up the first disc of this collection. During that time he injected an audaciously erudite sensibility into the candid, small-town storytelling of country music. Even now, it’s hard not to be stunned by the craft of “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down,” “Help Me Make It Through the Night” and “Me and Bobby McGee.” In contrast, the second disc spans an astonishing 14 years, and while it may be less consistent, it's more fun. In addition to essential tracks like “Border Lord,” “Why Me” and “Nobody Wins,” the disc includes several high quality works that slipped through the cracks, among them “The Bigger the Fool, the Harder the Fall,” “Shandy” and “Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends.” Due to licensing disagreements, there are no selections from Kristofferson’s two brilliant “comeback” albums 1995’s A Moment of Forever and 2003’s This Old Road. Nonetheless, The Essential Kris Kristofferson forms a lasting portrait of a songwriter whose art was connected yet deeply separated from the ‘60s generation of singer-songwriters.