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Songs of Kristofferson

Songs Of Kristofferson


In the spring of 1977, Kris Kristofferson was at the apex of his film career, having recently co-starred in the box-office hit A Star Is Born and won a Golden Globe Award for it. At the same time, his recording career was on the wane; his two most recent solo albums, Who's to Bless...and Who's to Blame (1975) and Surreal Thing (1976) had failed to break into the top 100 of the pop LP charts. Monument Records seized on his movie celebrity to release his first compilation, which emphasized his early success as a songwriter over his actual recordings. In 1970-71, he had scored four number one hits as a writer -- "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "For the Good Times," and "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" on the country charts, and "Me and Bobby McGee" on the pop charts. All four songs had appeared on his debut album, Kristofferson (aka Me and Bobby McGee), and they were featured on the first side of Songs of Kristofferson along with the title track of his second album, The Silver Tongued Devil and I (1971), and his first Top 40 pop hit as a performer, "Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)," also from his second album. The second side of the LP plucked another song, "The Pilgrim: Chapter 33," from the second album, along with two tracks each from Who's to Bless...and Who's to Blame and Surreal Thing, plus "Why Me," Kristofferson's 1973 country chart-topper and top 20 pop hit. The compilers left out such minor chart entries as "Josie" and "Jesus Was a Capricorn," giving undue weight to the later, less successful work, which keeps Songs of Kristofferson from being a true best-of. But it does contain the highlights of his early recordings, which remained his best-known material over time, and fans responded favorably to having the material on one album, as the LP went gold within two years of release. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
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    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
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  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Coon Rapids
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  • UPC: 079894435021
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Track listings

  • 1. Silver Tongued Devil And I, The
  • 2. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
  • 3. Me And Bobby Mc Gee
  • 4. Help Me Make It Through The Night
  • 5. For The Good Times
  • 6. Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • 7. You Show Me Yours (And I'll Show You Mine)
  • 8. Pilgrim, Chapter 33, The
  • 9. Stranger
  • 10. I Got A Life Of My Own
  • 11. Why Me
  • 12. Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
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  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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