Closer To The Bone

Release Date: 
September 28, 2009
Label: 
New West Records
Release Type: 
Album
  1. Closer To The Bone
  2. From Here To Forever
  3. Holy Woman
  4. Starlight And Stone
  5. Sister Sinead
  6. Hall Of Angels
  7. Love Don't Live Here Anymore
  8. Good Morning John
  9. Tell Me One More Time
  10. Let The Walls Come Down
  11. The Wonder
  12. I Hate Your Ugly Face

Kris Kristofferson returns to the essentials of his finely honed craft on his new album Closer To The Bone. Like the master singer-songwriter’s 2006 New West bow This Old Road, this album is produced by Grammy Award winner Don Was. The previous collection was hailed by critics as “one of the finest albums of his storied career” (Rolling Stone), “a stripped-down stunner” (Esquire), and “a return to his best work” (Q).

Kristofferson says of the new album, “I like the intimacy of the new album. It has a general mood of reflecting on where we all are at this end of life.” Closer To The Bone is a deftly observed, honestly executed work about love, separation, loss, and mortality. The subject matter ranges from the musician’s family (“From Here to Forever,” “The Wonder”) to Kristofferson’s late friend Johnny Cash (“Good Morning John”).