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Reed, Lou / Kristofferson, Kris - Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words (RSD 2022)

Reed, Lou / Kristofferson, Kris - Bottom Line Archive Series: In Their Own Words (RSD 2022)

Format: LP

UPC: 819376021935

Release Date: 04/23/22

Condition: N

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Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2022
Release Date: 4/23/2022
Format: 3 x LP
Label: The Bottom Line Record Company
Quantity: 1500
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release 

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 Scelsa’s In Their Own Words 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.

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
17. KK on Nashville
18. Help Me Make It Through The Night
19. LR on Velvet Underground & Warhol
20. Sweet Jane
21. KK on Writing
22. To Beat The Devil
23. LR on Writing Prose
24. Romeo Had Juliet
25. Burden of Freedom
26. KK on “Me and Bobby McGee”
27. Me and Bobby McGee
28. KK on “Bird On A Wire”
29. Bird On A Wire
30. Tracks of My Tears 

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GRADING

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New (N) (Not typically included in the Goldmine Standard)
New records are purchased directly from the label, distributor, or registered wholesaler. Records are still sealed. Jackets may have slight shelf wear, but media has never been played.
Mint (M)
Still sealed. Never played. No observable flaws.  Items have been purchased secondhand.
Near Mint (NM)
A Near Mint (NM) record will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
The cover (and any additional packaging) has no creases, folds, seam splits, cut-out holes, or other noticeable defects.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus (VG+) record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches.
The disc and LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be gently marred by spindle marks, paper scuffs, wrinkled corners, etc.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident, but will not overpower the music. Disc may have light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels, jackets, and inserts will have visible cosmetic flaws such as wrinkles, cut-outs, slight splitting, etc. However, it will usually have less than a dozen minor flaws.
Good (G)
A record in Good condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present.
While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback. 
Poor (P), Fair (F)
The record may be cracked, badly warped, or won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve may be water damaged, split, or heavily marred by wear and writing.
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