Picks and Pans Review: Kris Kristofferson

UPDATED 04/10/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/10/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT

This Old Road


As a songwriter, Kris Kristofferson has logged many miles along This Old Road: His tunes have been recorded by more than 450 artists. But the man who gave us "Me and Bobby McGee" still has some poignant stories to tell, as evident on this, his first album of new material in 11 years. Kristofferson, who will turn 70 in June, lets the years show, wrinkles and all, on this raw, Botox-free set. "Looking at a looking glass/ Running out of time/ On a face you used to know," he sings on the reflective title cut. The scraggly-voiced Highwayman brings an emotional immediacy to the intimate, livelike settings. The spare arrangements lay bare the lyrics, which range from the personal to the political. On one standout track, "In the News," he nimbly covers both the Iraq war and the Laci Peterson murder.

bgwhite bgwhite bgwhite  

DOWNLOAD THIS: "In the News"

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Robin Roberts: How Loved Saved Me
  • Emma and Andrew: All About Hollywood's Cutest Couple
  • Prince George! More Yummy Photos

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters