Kris Kristofferson returns to the essentials of his finely honed craft on his new album Closer To The Bone. Like the master singer-songwriter s 2006 New West bow This Old Road, this album is produced by Grammy Award winner Don Was. The previous collection was hailed by critics as one of the finest albums of his storied career (Rolling Stone), a stripped-down stunner (Esquire), and a return to his best work (Q).
Kristofferson says of the new album, I like the intimacy of the new album. It has a general mood of reflecting on where we all are at this end of life. Closer To The Bone is a deftly observed, honestly executed work about love, separation, loss, and mortality. The subject matter ranges from the musician s family ( From Here to Forever, The Wonder ) to Kristofferson s late friend Johnny Cash ( Good Morning John ).
Deluxe 2CD Limited Edition contains Live From The Olympia Theatre (Dublin, Ireland 3/21/08) and fold-out poster. A selection of 8 songs recorded live on the second night of a 3 night, sold-out stand at the legendary concert hall.