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Border Lord

Kris Kristofferson

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Even though it reprised songs from Kris Kristofferson’s early career, Border Lord opened a new phase for the songwriter. “Burden of Freedom,” “Somebody Nobody Knows,” “Smokey Put the Sweat On Me” and “When She’s Wrong” were all published in the mid-to-late-‘60s, before Kristofferson had even released a record under his own name. Yet, the material here has the edge and muscle of rock music. Encouraged by his acceptance among the Woodstock crowd, Kristofferson added drums to his songs, and Nashville session men Kenney Buttrey and Jerry Carrigan bring heft to the proceedings. There is renewed energy in the playing and also in the singing. Border Lord is also the album where Kristofferson really embraced his role as outlaw spokesman. “Gettin’ By, High and Strange” is an anthem for his posse’s life philosophy: “I'll take anything that I can find anyhow anywhere anyway anytime / I'll keep livin' till the day I die as long as I can get it up for one more try.” Among many strong moments, the album’s centerpiece is its title track, an immortal rock-solid anthem of the road.

Customer Reviews

every ones a critic

I just read the review they have posted in here by some critic, he sounds like a narcissistic p***k. There is alot of really good music on this album.

One of my favorites!

The writer of the review provided by itunes is an idiot. Border Lord is a great album writen by one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Wonderful album

I grew up in the 1970's with my folks playing Kristofferson's music. This has to be my favorite album by him. Highly recommend it to anyone interested in his music.

Biography

Born: June 22, 1936 in Brownsville, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After a lengthy period of struggle, Kris Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," and "For the Good Times," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting, making it more personal and serious, much in the way that Bob Dylan's songs had transformed pop music songwriting in the mid-'60s. By 1987, it was estimated that Kristofferson's compositions...
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