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Me & Bobby Mcgee
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop
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Trace Cooper | Columbus, Ohio, USA | 12/21/1999
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"According to philosopher/poet William Blake, it is a sin for one to not take full advantage of the talent God has bestowed upon them. Kris Kristofferson, a man of many talents, had to have sinned somewhere. "He's a poet, prophet, pilgrim, preacher and problem when he's stoned." Add one more: patriot. His young adult life after graduation from Oxford was serving our country as a commissioned officer in the United States Army as a Ranger and helicopter pilot. Through his art, his God-given ability to weave original poetic prose with traditional American music, he painted a landscape of America that spoke to all people - laborers, soldiers, Native Americans, white-collar, blue-collar, religious: to those who've loved and lost, young and old("The Law is for Protection of the People"). In Kris' amazing repertoire of original work on this album, he touches every human emotion with haunting ease. "Me and Bobby McGhee" speaks to all of us who set out to find a pot of gold and ended up with nothing, but at least we tried - "better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all" as the saying goes. "Sunday Morning Coming Down" is biographical to any American man who may have lost a love and had a few too many, only to feel lonelier than ever walking the streets on the lonliest day of the week. And it ends with sheer brilliant prose: " ...somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringin', and it echoed through the canyon, like the disappearing dreams of yesterday.....". "Just the Other Side of Nowhere" could be construed as a "sad" song, but somehow it conveys to the listener to never give up. Do you want to feel better? Then listen to "To Beat The Devil". Good triumphs over evil and the devil gets ripped off. The little guy wins, and "feeds the hunger in his soul." "For The Good Times" is an American Classic, man, SINATRA recorded that baby! And "Help Me Make It Through The Night" reminds all of us of at least one night we've all felt the same way. Kris Kristofferson is an American treasure, we are lucky to have him in our time.Trace Cooper December 1999"
Birth of A Genius
Brent Evans | Rockhampton, Australia | 03/30/2000
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"Kris Kristofferson burst on to a stagnant country scene and ripped it to shreds.Here was the common man who knew sadness (CASEY'S LAST RIDE,FOR THE GOOD TIMES,ME AND BOBBY McGEE),his generation (BLAME IT ON THE STONES,THE LAW'S FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PEOPLE)and the effects of the bottle(SUNDAY MORNING COMIN' DOWN,BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS).His characters would go through trials,but would triumph(TO BEAT THE DEVIL)with the help of a friend(HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT).Many of these songs became country standards.I strongly reccomend you purchase this album and the follow up,THE SILVER TONGUED DEVIL AND I."
Me and Bobby Mcgee
Fred | London, UK | 08/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I came across a wooden hut on the shores of lake Villarica in the south of Chile. Whilst sitting next to the hut and admiring the view I noticed someone had scratched something into the wall on the hut "freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" from Me and Bobby Mcgee.
This quite simply the best album I have ever heard of any kind (and I don't consider myself a Country fan). In my opinion better than Pink Floyd's The Wall, Bowie's Ziggy Stardust and The Smiths' The Queen is Dead. Me and Bobby Mcgee makes you smile, makes you wonder, makes you reach all those moments in your life when you had time to feel."