His 1970 debut contains songs later covered by Johnny Cash ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"),Janis Joplin ("Me And Bobby McGee") and Elvis Presley ("Help Me Make It Through The Night").
Kris Kristofferson had a belated start of a great recording career when he was in his mid thirties, releasing Kristofferson in 1970. The Nashville star distinguished himself from other Country acts, taking on a political stance lyrically that exceeded Nashville standards. Songs on Kristofferson were picked up by fellow artists Johnny Cash ("Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down") and Janis Joplin ("Me And Bobby McGee") recognizing his stature as a songwriter instantly.The ballad "Help Me Make It Through The Night" wasalso recorded by the likes of Elvis Presley, Joan Baez, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Bryan Ferry,Jerry Lee Lewis, Sammie Smith and many others.This album hasn't seen a vinyl reissue for three decades!
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