Kris Kristofferson

The Best of Kris Kristofferson

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This single-disc compilation captures the best of Kris Kristofferson's recordings for the Columbia label better than its American or Canadian counterparts. While it goes into far more detail than the single-disc collection that has long been the standard,, it doesn't get bogged down in the filler that exists on the Essential Kris Kristofferson double-disc set either, happy to walk a far more potent and widely brushed line between them. Virtually none of the handful of huge hits is missing, and many of the lesser ones, such as "The Pilgrim: Chapter 33," the lovely duet with then-wife Rita Coolidge on "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends," and another with Dolly Parton on "Put It Off Until Tomorrow," are included. This set also walks a midline price point between the single and double-disc American versions, and virtually every one of its 23 tracks scores big.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:23
2 3:24
3 3:47
4 4:16
5 3:08
6 3:28
7 4:32
8 3:05
9 2:22
10 3:14
11 3:08
12
3:24
13
feat: Dolly Parton
2:27
14 2:43
15
feat: Joan Baez
3:31
16 3:12
17 2:59
18 3:37
19 3:10
20 2:50
21
3:19
22 3:40
23 3:05
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