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Thread #92457 Message #1766938
Posted By: Wesley S
22-Jun-06 - 05:49 PM
Thread Name: Kris Kristofferson's new CD
Subject: Kris Kristofferson's new CD
Today happens to be Kris Kristofferson's 70th birthday. But the real reason for this thread is to mention his newest CD called "This Old Road". If you've ever enjoyed his music you might want to consider checking this one out. Some very fine songs. What I really appreciated was the production by Don Was. Let's face it. There are better singers out there than Kristofferson. But Don Was doesn't try to cover that up with a lot of studio tricks. Instead the production is rather stark. It's almost as if he says - Here's Kris - warts and all.
Many of the songs are just Kris and his guitar. From time to time there is a little bit of piano and bass by Was. Maybe two or three songs with Jim Kelter on drums and several songs with my home town boy Stephen Bruton on guitar and mandolin.
All in all a superior effort. It's worth a listen. Let me know what you think.