Monday, June 28, 2010
I stumbled onto an NPR show over the weekend which happened to be featuring a recently released album of demos written by Kris Kristofferson. The demos, which were actually written in the 1960's and 1970's, became recordings by a variety of other artists including Janis Joplin, Willy Nelson, and Johnny Cash. However, this album, titled Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-1972 (a long title I know), showcases the songs in their original form before other artists got hold of them. Kristofferson demonstrates the power of a good song in the hands of a man and his guitar. I wasn't able to find any mp3s from the album, but I did find a YouTube video of the title track.