- Audio CD (31 May 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: Sony Music Cmg
- ASIN: B0000258CS
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,801 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Very Best Of Kris Kristofferson CD
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Cover versions of Jody and the Kid hit the charts 1968 and From the Bottle to the Bottom in 1969. That same year Roger Miller took Me and Bobby McGee into the country charts whilst Ray Stevens scored both a pop & country hit with Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down. In 1970 Ray Price achieved the same with For The Good Times. The following year Janis Joplin's powerful rendition of Me & Bobby McGee reached number one whilst Gordon Lightfoot's flowing folk version also made the charts. Help Me Make It Through the Night remains one of the most covered songs of all time; this includes an atmospheric interpretation by Gladys Knight & The Pips.
The gospel song Why Me was probably Kristofferson's greatest hit as it stayed on the Billboard Hot Hundred for months round about 1973/1974.Read more ›
So on this compilation you will find his original recordings of songs that have become classics across several different genres of music, including pop, rock, country, soul, R+B and reggae. The most successful song of all is Help me make it through the night, which has charted for several different singers. Sammi Smith was first, selling two million copies in the USA, topping the country charts and reaching the top ten in the pop charts. John Holt, a fine reggae singer, took it high up the British charts. Another popular song, For the good times, was a country hit for Ray Price and a pop hit for Perry Como. Among the other singers who have been successful with his songs are Janis Joplin (Me and Bobby McGhee), Johnny Cash (Sunday morning coming down), Waylon Jennings (The taker) and Brenda Lee (Nobody wins), but this is by no means a complete list.
This collection features several duets on songs that (with one exception) Kris didn't write. Larry Gatlin joins Kris on Help me. Dolly Parton is featured on Put it off until tomorrow. Joan Baez joins Kris on a live version of Hello in there.Read more ›
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I was not impressed, my memory let me down, thought he was much betterPublished 1 month ago by Stephen Wilcox
Brings back so many happy memories as a child with my father.
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