Full Moon [Expanded Edition]

Full Moon [Expanded Edition]

by Kris KristoffersonKris Kristofferson


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Kris Kristofferson was at his commercial peak as a recording artist at the time that Full Moon, his first duo album with Rita Coolidge, was released in September 1973. His single "Why Me" had topped the country charts two months earlier, and his album Jesus Was a Capricorn was about to do the same thing. And, only weeks before Full Moon's release, the couple had gotten married. All of that made for a terrific send-off for the record, which benefited the careers of both participants. Not surprisingly, it was an album of love songs. Despite Kristofferson's greater celebrity, the LP was made with Coolidge's strengths in mind. David Anderle, its producer, was her producer, and it was released on her record label, A&M. The songs were set in her key, with Kristofferson crooning along in an unusually high register. The tempos were mostly slow, emphasizing the dreamy quality of Coolidge's voice. And the songs were mostly covers, though there were two joint compositions by the couple, one old Kristofferson song ("From the Bottle to the Bottom," a Top 20 country hit for Billy Walker in 1969), and one new Kristofferson tune, the Caribbean-flavored "A Song I'd Like to Sing," which was released as the first single and became a Top 40 pop hit while also reaching the country and easy listening charts. With that, the album became a number one country hit. "From the Bottle to the Bottom" won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group. The album's second single, a cover of Tom Jans' "Loving Arms," also made the pop, country, and easy listening charts, and because it was released in the 1974 eligibility period for the Grammy Awards, it earned the couple a second nomination in the same category the following year. [Real Gone Music released a 19-track expanded edition of Full Moon on CD in 2017.]

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2017
Label: Real Gone Music
UPC: 0848064005582
catalogNumber: 558
Rank: 25778

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Rita Coolidge   Composer
Graham Nash   Composer
Marc Benno   Composer
Bobby Charles   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer
Larry Murray   Composer
Tony Joe White   Composer
Goebel Reeves   Composer
Tom Jans   Composer
David Anderle   Producer
Stephen Bruton   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
Jim Pierson   Reissue Producer
Margaret Ann Rich   Composer
Don Devaney   Composer
Gordon Anderson   Executive Producer
Roger Nichols   Composer
Hod Pharis   Composer
Joe Marchese   Liner Notes

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