Breakaway (Kris Kristofferson album)

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Breakaway
Studio album by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
Released December 1974
Genre Country
Length 41:51
Label Monument
Producer Fred Foster
Kris Kristofferson chronology
Spooky Lady's Sideshow
(1974)
Breakaway
(1974)
Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame
(1975)
Rita Coolidge chronology
Fall Into Spring
(1974)
Breakaway
(1973)
It's Only Love
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
The Village Voice B–[2]

Breakaway is the second duet album by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge, released in 1974 on Monument Records. It is one of three duet albums by the couple. Unlike Kristofferson solo albums, it features several covers. "I've Got to Have You" and "I'd Rather Be Sorry" had both previously been hits for other artists; they appear here by Kristofferson for the first time.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lover Please" (Billy Swan) – 3:03
  2. "We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds" (Melba Montgomery) – 2:33
  3. "Dakota" (Larry Murray) – 3:06
  4. "What'cha Gonna Do?" (Donnie Fritts, Jon Reid) – 2:48
  5. "The Things I Might Have Been" (Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman) – 3:09
  6. "Slow Down" (Kristofferson) – 3:06
  7. "Rain" (Larry Gatlin) – 3:41
  8. "Sweet Susannah" (Floyd Gib Gilbeau) – 3:19
  9. "I've Got to Have You" (Kristofferson) – 3:31
  10. "I'd Rather Be Sorry" (Kristofferson) – 3:11
  11. "Crippled Crow" – (Donna Weiss) 3:14

Personnel[edit]

  • Kris Kristofferson - vocals
  • Buddy Spicher - fiddle
  • Rita Coolidge - vocals
  • Bill Justis - string arrangements
  • Billy Swan - background vocals
  • Bobby Wood - keyboards
  • Larry Gatlin - background vocals
  • Harrison Calloway - horn
  • Chip Young - guitar
  • Gene Chrisman - drums
  • Johnny Christopher - guitar
  • Tommy Cogbill - bass
  • Jim Colvard - guitar
  • Sammy Creason - drums
  • Shane Keister - Moog synthesizer
  • Ronnie Eades - horn
  • Ray Edenton - guitar
  • Bobby Emmons - organ
  • Farrell Morris - percussion
  • Weldon Myrick - steel guitar
  • Charles Rose - horn
  • Don Sheffield - horn
  • Jerry Shook - guitar
  • Harvey Thompson - horn
  • Mike Utley - keyboards
  • Reggie Young - guitar
  • Charlie McCoy - harmonica, melodica
  • Strings: Martin Katahn, Byron Bach, Brenton Banks, George Binkley III, Marvin Chantry, Sheldon Kurland, Martha McCrory, Pamela Sixfin, Gary Van Osdale, Stephanie Woolf

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Breakaway (Kris Kristofferson album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (March 17, 1975). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved April 14, 2013.