More than 5 years in the making, and with the attention to detail and elaborate packaging the label is known for, Light In The Attic is proud and honored to present the never-before-released 1968-1972 demos of the Texas-born Renaissance man and maverick songwriting pioneer.
Since penning these numbers (many of which were written during the mid-to-late 60s while working as a janitor for Columbia Records in Nashville), more than 500 artists including patron saint Johnny Cash, one-time lover Janis Joplin, and co-star Bob Dylan have covered Kristofferson’s material. While we shouldn’t forget his vast commercial accomplishments as an award-winning recording artist and actor in more than 100 films (working under master directors like Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah), it’s these soul-stirring demos that laid the groundwork for Kristofferson’s rough and tumble creative journey.
Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 features comprehensive liner notes by Michael Simmons (MOJO, LA Weekly), including interviews with Kristofferson, the musicians, and other related folks from these landmark sessions. The packaging also includes testimonials from friends Dennis Hopper and Merle Haggard. Full lyrics are showcased in an extensive 60 page full color booklet featuring unseen photos and archival material, plus a gloriously mastered audio soundtrack (LP/CD/digital formats).
Kristofferson takes to the road again this summer and fall for his solo acoustic show, which features many of the hits from the publishing demos and songs from his more recent albums—the New West Records releases Closer To The Bone and This Old Road.