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Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos, 1968-72

Kris Kristofferson
LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

This nostalgic compilation is more than just an aural experience. For true fans of KK, the personal photos, lyrics and stories included in the sleeve-notes are delicious, offering a deep insight into his early years and musings. The true musical nerd can read while listening, track by track, for a true “Avatar”-ish, sensory experience. But of course the voice is why we truly love Kristofferson, and the early tracks have all the broken, honey-gravel growling his followers know and love. “Me and Bobby McGee” is still considered one of the great country music songs — and other tracks included here (“Slow Down,” “Smile At Me Again”) are just as real and touching.