The proof of Kristofferson's craftmanship as a songwriter lies in the fact that songs like Me and Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through The Night, For The Good Times and Sunday Morning Coming Down have been covered thousands of times by artists from many different genres. This collection displays his literate songwriting while his gruff vocal is somewhat reminiscent of Willie Nelson. I also considered him to be straddling a position between country and folk, and this album is more folk than country with its incisive social comment as on Blame It On The Stones and The Law Is For Protection of the People. He introduces Bobby McGee with the words: "If it sounds country man, that's what it is, this is a country song." Besides the above-mentioned classics, the other songs are excellent too and I love his voice and the sparse arrangements. This album is a classic example of the best work of the 60s singer-songwriter genre.