Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge: Natural Act 1978 (Picture Disc) Vinyl-New $72.99


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Natural Act is the third and final duet album by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, released in 1978 on A&M Records. The couple would divorce the following year. The album was released while Coolidge’s career was at a peak; her recent albums Anytime…Anywhere and Love Me Again had seen much commercial success.

When the couple recorded their first duet album Full Moon in 1973, Kristofferson was the bigger recording star, having won several awards for his songwriting and scoring a massive hit with “Why Me” from his gold selling LP Jesus Was a Capricorn, while Coolidge was still developing as an artist.

Natural Act was recorded at Sunset Sound and was produced by David Anderle, who had produced their first duet album and several solo albums since. Musically, the album leaned more to pop than rock and featured relaxed southern boogie, nostalgic pop ballads and country-tinged numbers alongside more unusual choices such as a reworking of “I Fought the Law,” a hit for The Bobby Fuller Four in 1966, which found them sounding like the Everly Brothers.

Video: Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge – Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends (1978)

A1 Blue As I Do

Written-By – Stephen Bruton
A2 Not Everyone Knows

Written-By – Billy Swan, Bob Morrison
A3 I Fought The Law

Written-By – Sonny Curtis
A4 Number One

Soloist, Saxophone – Jerry Jumonville
Written-By – Billy Swan, Marlu Swan
A5 You’re Gonna Love Yourself (In The Morning)

Written-By – Donnie Fritts
A6 Loving You Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again)

Written-By – Kris Kristofferson
B1 Back In My Baby’s Arms

Written-By – J. H. Burnett*
B2 Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends

Written-By – Kris Kristofferson
B3 Hoola Hoop

B4 Love Don’t Live Here Anymore

Written-By – Kris Kristofferson
B5 Silver Mantis

Written-By – John Fleming, J. H. Burnett*


Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 1 in