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 cut 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 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, “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.”
Much like its predecessor, 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 on ‘Good Morning John’.
Most of the tracks were recorded live in the studio. “We tried to keep it as spontaneous as possible,” Don Was says. “There is some overdubbing on it, but for most of it we thought we’d try it with everybody playing.”
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