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Ace's much acclaimed Songwriter Series rolls into 2021 with a long overdue overview of the work of one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. Kris Kristofferson's catalogue has been visited and revisited on scores of occasions over the past half century, with almost 1000 covers alone of just three songs one of which For The Good Times gives this new 23-track collection its title. (The others are, of course, Me And Bobby McGee and Help Me Make It Through The Night). 

He may be primarily thought of as a country writer, but Kris songs have been interpreted by artists as diverse as Isaac Hayes, Dean Martin and Scott Walker all of whom are among those featured here. Although he wrote less as demand for his services as an actor with more than 80 films to his credit increased, more than a decade's worth of superior song-writing is covered in this collection, which also includes tracks by Kris' friends and fellow members of the 1990s project that was The Highwaymen - Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. 

 

  1. Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith
  2. Sugarman - Sam Baker
  3. Enough for You - Dianne Steinberg
  4. Here Comes That Rainbow Again - Jerry Lee Lewis & Shelby Lynne
  5. Just the Other Side of Nowhere - Dean Martin
  6. Something They Can't Take Away - Roy Orbison
  7. From the Bottle to the Bottom - Billy Walker & the Tennessee Walkers
  8. Nobody Wins - Cynthia Sheeler
  9. Rock and Roll Time - Roger McGuinn
  10. Somebody Nobody Knows - the Everly Brothers
  11. The Taker - Kris Kristofferson
  12. Prone to Lean - Donnie Fritts
  13. Why Me, Lord? - George Jones
  14. Loving Her Was Easier - Lloyd Charmers
  15. Sunday Morning Coming Down - Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press
  16. Me and Bobby McGee - Roger Miller
  17. For the Good Times - Isaac Hayes
  18. If You Don't Like Hank Williams - Hank Williams
  19. Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends - Joan Osborne
  20. You Show Me Yours (And I'll Show You Mine) - Willie Nelson with Amy Irving
  21. The Junkie and the Juicehead (Minus Me) - Johnny Cash
  22. Got to Have You - the Walker Brothers
  23. To Beat the Devil - Waylon Jennings

 

Tags: For The Good Times The Songs Of Kris Kristofferson Various Artists