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Moment of Forever

Kris KristoffersonAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Kris Kristofferson returns to the essentials of his finely honed craft on his New West album Closer to the Bone. Like the master singer-songwriter’s 2006 New West bow This Old Road, the new album is produced by Grammy Award winner Don Was. The previous collection – Kristofferson’s first recording in almost a dozen years – was hailed by critics ... Read more in Amazon's Kris Kristofferson Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 15, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Justice Records
  • ASIN: B000000NRI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #193,435 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A Moment Of Forever
2. Worth Fighting For
3. Johnny Lobo
4. The Promise
5. Shipwrecked In The Eighties
6. Slouching Toward The Millennium
7. Between Heaven And Here
8. Casey's Last Ride
9. Good Love (Shouldn't Feel So Bad)
10. New Game Now
11. New Mister Me
12. Under The Gun
13. Road Warriors Lament
14. Sam's Song (Ask Any Working Girl)

Editorial Reviews

Most of the songs Kris Kristofferson is famous for having written ("Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "For the Good Times," "Loving Her Was Easier" and so on) appeared on his first two albums, 1970's --Kristofferson and 1971's --The Silver Tongued Devil and I. It was a spectacular entrance which forever changed country songwriting, but he has never been able to match it. So it brings great pleasure to report that Kristofferson's 1995 album, --A Moment of Forever, is his best since 1971. Part of its success is due to producer Don Was, who's performed similar resuscitations on Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. Was has a great ear for material, and he always insists his clients hold out for the best songs. Moreover, Was has shored up Kristofferson's musical shortcomings by giving him sharply focused, nicely harmonized arrangements executed by L.A.'s top session pros. Also reinforcing the album's musicality is Kristofferson's touring sidekick, keyboardist Danny Timms, who co-wrote three songs and fleshed out several more. Most crucial, however, is the terrific batch of new songs Kristofferson has come up with since his last studio effort five years ago, most notably the title track, a ballad with a captivating melody and an understated meditation on the way love is both transitory and timeless. --Geoffrey Himes

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HE feels it in his gut! July 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
These ARE some of the best songs he's done since the 70's. I am surprised I have not heard any of them recorded by other artist. There are a few songs on this CD that make your eyes tear up.
One thing I've noticed about music today is that there is no soul in it. Reguardless of the coincidence I have to mention Janis Joplin. She sang from her heart. You KNEW when she sang that she felt it in her gut. The same is true of Kristofferson.
People can poo poo his singing voice all they want but I think his voice is what makes his music touch me. HE feels it in his gut!
Thank you Kristofferson for sharing a bit of yourself with us. I wonder if we deserve it?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kristofferson's best in years December 9, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I have nearly every album Kristofferson ever recorded. I consider Moment of Forever one of the best, with a collection of wonderful songs. Catch the title track "Moment Of Forever," "Between Heaven And Here," and the rocker "Under The Gun." The last track "Sam's Song" is an ode to legendary film maker Sam Pekinpah and is a fun song to listen to. Kristofferson hits his stride again. What an artist, what a legend, what an album!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars His Best Yet June 7, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I bought this CD with some trepidation. He's older now (like me) and I was of the understanding that talent "dimmed" as you aged. Was I in for a surprise! This is truly his most beautful album yet. His new songs are magnificent. Somehow, and I don't understand it, this man's songs have touched every note in a life with its share of sadness and pain, and the desire to grow. Thank you Kris for a very beautiful album. And yes, I have bought the latest and can't wait to receive it and get it on the CD player!
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5.0 out of 5 stars He's still the best October 23, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Speaking as a diehard KK fan, I rate this as one of his best collections, definitely the best in recent years. His lyrics are tightly crafted, heart-felt and as always, right on target. His voice and delivery are quintesssential KK -- deep and sexy as hell. This is an album that makes you wish you could have been there is the recording studio. Sounds like it was one terrific party. The harmonies and "echo phrasing" on this album are terrific...especially the "Between Heaven and Here" track.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The thoughts and words are beautiful and memorable!! August 3, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The title song is an appropriate beginning to a wonderful expression of love and poetry, particularly in THE PROMISE and NEW GAME NOW. Kris's voice may not be as strong as it once was,but as a fan who has most of his recordings, I can truly say that he has more heart than ever in his MOMENT OF FOREVER. I never tire of listening to the words of this gifted and sensitive artist. Each number in this collection will bring back some old memories and generate some new ones. My daughter and I had front row seats at one of his concerts many years ago. It was one of the best Mother's Day gifts I ever received. I hope that one day, Kris's valuable contributions to the music industry will be more widely recognized and rewarded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My life in an album July 30, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Why do I hear more of my life every time I hear a new KK album.? This is by far his best work in years and I had the pleasure Of seeing him on the tour in th UK to promote it in 95 or 96 . The title song is just a gem and makes cry whenever I play it. It is so good to hear him back at doing what he does best - drawing on a colorful life to remind us that it can be cruel as well as kind , sad as well as funny. Those of us who live in the UK and know London will appreciate Casey. Do not hesitate to buy it if you thought the art of singer songwriter was dead - it just came back to life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kris's best ever October 17, 2010
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A fine selection of songs which carry the theme of the CD. Purchased an extra copy for my grandson who was recently married this month, as the songs and their lyrics do tell a story for "companionship".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grows With Each Listen November 16, 2009
Format:Audio CD
This is definitely Kris' best and most realized record since the early 1970s. The songwriting here is uniformly strong, with emotional ballads like "A Moment of Forever" mixed with story songs like "Johnny Lobo" mixed with old chestnuts like "Good Love Shouldn't Feel So Bad."

What I really like is Don Was and his very tasteful production. The instruments are brilliantly recorded, including mandolins, dobros, and other melodic instruments filling out the sound, along with a very active, harmonic bass.

Kris' voice has not sounded this good in years, and his commitment and passion in each song is felt and resonates with every listen.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Kris you'll love this song
If you love Kris you'll love this song. Brings me to tears. Think I will leave instructions for this song to be played at my funeral when that day arrives.
Published 2 months ago by bsparkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Kris
I thought Kris did a excellent job of re doing these songs. I've had this cd for quite sometime and I can listen to it over & over. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dakota Springs
5.0 out of 5 stars HE'S A POET, HE'S A PREACHER....
The silver tongued i miss this album! Going to get me and my dad one, pronto. I remember ridin' along in the 'bago on our KOA trips to Florida from Texas in the... Read more
Published on November 23, 2009 by R. Rutledge
1.0 out of 5 stars Unhappy that the product was never received!
I have tried contacting Amazon three times to notify them that the product never arrived. I have yet to hear back from Amazon, very dissatisfied with their service and would think... Read more
Published on August 21, 2009 by Mrs. Anna S. M. Wanchuk
5.0 out of 5 stars KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
Published on May 23, 2009 by Kathleen J. Ferris
5.0 out of 5 stars Am an old Kristofferson fan
Bought this right before seeing him in "concert". Glad I did, did not know how much his music had changed. Love him, though
Published on December 20, 2008 by Claudia Lynne Pittman
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album
I have numerous albums, cassettes, and Cds of Kris. I recently purchased this Cd. It is a great one. Read more
Published on March 28, 2008 by Johndwhisenhunt
5.0 out of 5 stars A Moment of Forever
I've only had this CD since August/07 and I've played it at least 50 times. Listen to this along with "This Old Road" and rejoice in his song-writing sharpness, as good as ever. Read more
Published on December 7, 2007 by Joey S
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