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ARTIST
TITLE
Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LITA 050LP LITA 050LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/7/2010

Deluxe gatefold 2LP version on 180 gram vinyl. Subtitled: The Publishing Demos 1968-72. "After 7 years in the ever-changing, ever-challenging music business and with 49 titles under their belt -- ranging from French provocateur #1 Serge Gainsbourg to Detroit psych soul master Sixto Rodriguez -- how does Light In The Attic celebrate its 50th release? By bringing you their pinnacle album to date. Over 5 years in the making, and with the attention to detail and elaborate packaging the label is known for, LITA 050 is none other than the never-before-released 1968-1972 demos of Texas-born Renaissance man and maverick songwriting pioneer, Kris Kristofferson. With the outlaw Highwayman's full blessing, Light In The Attic is proud and honored to present Kristofferson's honest and upfront formative takes on the tunes that would eventually become part of the great American songbook. 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), over 500 artists including patron saint Johnny Cash, one-time lover Janis Joplin, and co-actor Bob Dylan (to name but three), 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 70 films (working under master directors like Martin Scorsese and Sam Peckinpah), it's these soul-stirring demos that laid the groundwork for his 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. This double LP gatefold release features 180-gram wax and an 8-page insert, with hand-written lyrics, track by track notes from Kris, unseen photos, archival material, and liner notes by Dennis Hopper and Merle Haggard." Limited, numbered edition of 2000 copies.