Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson

The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa

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We bring you another historic, once-in-a-lifetime meeting taking place during the winter of ’94 on that venerable Bottom Line stage. Culled from an evening that also included Suzanne Vega and Victoria Williams, there was perhaps no other pairing more perfectly suited to the In Their Own Words platform than this singular meeting of Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson. As much a course in music history and songwriting as a performance, and years before VH1’s Storytellers series, Allan Pepper and Vin Sclesa’s ITOW series afforded the audience a window into the minds of their favorite songsmiths, in a run that lasted from May of 1990 until March of 2003.

The two songsmiths in question were born and raised in two very different worlds - Lou Reed in the jungles of New York City and Kris Kristofferson in the heart of the Southland. Still, both men demanded total artistic freedom and created raw, brutally honest art that addressed strikingly similar issues of struggles – with loneliness and alienation, addiction and recovery, love and loss, good and evil, vulnerability and hopelessness - painfully aware of contradictions and critical of hypocrisy, painting pictures of characters known or imagined, yet always finding the humanity in our faults and weaknesses during our darkest hours. Through the lens of their music, Lou and Kris view the human condition with a sense of humility and no small amount of humor, which was always close at hand.

Tracklist

DISC ONE
1. Introduction
2. Vin Scelsa Introduces Lou Reed
3. Betrayed
4. VS Introduces Kris Kristofferson
5. Shipwrecked
6. LR on Songwriting
7. Legendary Hearts
8. KK on His Childhood & Songwriting
9. Sunday Morning Coming Down/The Pilgrim
10. LR on New York
11. Strawman
12. KK talks about “Strawman”
13. Sam’s Song
14. LR on Writing for Wim Wenders
15. Why Can’t I Be Good
16. LR on Autobiographical Songs
DISC TWO
1. KK on Nashville
2. Help Me Make It Through The Night
3. LR on Velvet Underground & Warhol
4. Sweet Jane
5. KK on Writing
6. To Beat The Devil
7. LR on Writing Prose
8. Romeo Had Juliet
9. Burden of Freedom
10. KK on “Me and Bobby McGee”
11. Me and Bobby McGee
12. KK on “Bird On A Wire”
13. Bird On A Wire
14. Tracks of My Tears

Album Details

Artist

Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson

Album Title

The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa

Street Date

09/15/2017

Order Due Date

08/18/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

The Bottom Line Record Company

Parent Label

BFD PC

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD18

UPC

819376021928

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

BLRCD019

Album Details

Artist

Lou Reed and Kris Kristofferson

Album Title

The Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words: With Vin Scelsa

Preorder Date

08/18/2017

Street Date

09/15/2017

Genre

Rock/Rock

Label

The Bottom Line Record Company

Parent Label

BFD PC

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446691268