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A Gem of a Disc
on June 8, 2006
The husband and wife team of Kris and Rita were the darlings of the 1970's, and this album, recorded in 1974, was designed to be the follow up to their first collaboration, the excellent Full Moon. Kris and Rita were smart in their joint albums in that they met in the middle: mostly with covers of really great songs.
Apparently most of the songs were set in in the proper key for Coolidge to sing, which kind of made Kristofferson work all that much harder, and the result is some of his best vocals ever.
The song selection here is quite good too, including two of Kristofferson's own more obscure tunes, I'd Rather Be Sorry and I've Got To Have You (which was previously covered by Carly Simon on her Anticipation album). Another gem includes Rain, penned by country great Larry Gatlin.
It's been a long time coming to see the release of this album on CD -- most of us had to settle for vinyl until now. If you're a fan of either Kristofferson or Coolidge, or you're already familiar with their all-too-brief collaborations (they divorced both personally and professionally), you won't be disappointed with this CD.