Photo: Scott Newton

Kris Kristofferson could also be formally retired and Mickey Gilley could have handed away on May seventh, however these two legends aren’t finished contributing to the nation music canon simply but. Recently unearthed and primed for an official September 2nd launch, Kris Kristofferson’s 15-song dwell set at Gilley’s in Pasadena, TX is launched September 15, 1981 through New West Records.

His dwell band for the present, which captured Kristofferson on the top of his energy and fame, included absolute legends of their discipline similar to guitarist Stephen Bruton who performed with Kristofferson for some 40 years together with Billy Swan, Donnie Fritts, Tommy McClure , Glen Clark, and Sammy Creason. The set consists of a lot of Kris Kristofferson’s signature songs similar to “Me And Bobby McGee”, “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)”. It’s principally Kris Kristofferson’s best hits, recorded dwell and through his heyday together with his band’s most legendary line-up.

Just earlier than he died, Mickey Gilley wrote the liner notes for the undertaking, explaining how the recording happened and why it isn’t simply one other dwell album.

“The recording studio was right next to the club and we recorded everything that was done on stage,” explains Gilley. “We had been in a position to document on the 24-track machine we had within the studio after which we did the blending… We booked lots of reveals on the time, together with some individuals I did not suppose had been taking part in on the membership needed to. We have some acts the place I used to be like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ … Kris Kristofferson was a kind of artists that I did not suppose would wish to play Gilleys as a result of he was such an enormous title and such an unlimited expertise.”

In 1982, through the heyday of the city cowboy motion, Gilley’s was the place to be and nearly each artist needed to be part of the motion, even when it wasn’t their native space. Because of the standard of those recordings, a few of them have been broadcast dwell through Westwood One and a few have been made into dwell albums. Randy Travis not too long ago had one Gilley’s dwell present unexpectedly launched early in his profession. Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones, Bobby Bare, Leon Russell and others even have Gilley’s Floating dwell recordings on the market, however sadly many different legendary recordings have remained unreleased.

Before the album, the dwell model of “Me And Bobby McGee” was launched (pay attention under). Live at Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981 can be accessible on all digital platforms, CD, vinyl and restricted version coloured vinyl copies. The album is on the market now for pre-order.


1. Me and Bobby McGee
2. Here comes that rainbow once more
3. Casey’s Last Ride
4. You present me yours (and I’ll present you mine) / Stranger
5. Nobody loves anybody anymore
6. Darby’s Castle
7. When you do not care
8. The Pilgrim
9. For the nice instances
10. Sunday morning come down
11. The Silver Tongued Devil and Me
12. Smile at me once more
13. Same previous track
14. Loving her was simpler (than something I’ll ever do once more)
15. Why me


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