Natural Act

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Natural Act
Studio album by Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge
Released December 1978
Recorded Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
Genre Country
Label A&M
Producer David Anderle
Kris Kristofferson chronology
Easter Island
(1978)Easter Island1978
Natural Act
Shake Hands with the Devil
(1979)Shake Hands with the Devil1979
Rita Coolidge chronology
Love Me Again
(1978) Love Me Again1978
Natural Act
(1978) Natural Act1978
(1979) Satisfied1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
The Village Voice B[2]

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. Natural Act is Kristofferson's only album to chart in the United Kingdom.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blue as I Do" (Stephen Bruton) – 2:53
  2. "Not Everyone Knows" (Robert "Rob Dog" Morrison, Billy Swan) – 3:08
  3. "I Fought the Law" (Sonny Curtis) – 2:27
  4. "Number One" (Sonny Curtis, Billy Swan) – 2:35
  5. "You're Gonna Love Yourself (In the Morning)" (Donnie Fritts) – 2:54
  6. "Loving You Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" (Kristofferson) – 4:09
  7. "Back in My Baby's Arms" (T-Bone Burnett) – 2:59
  8. "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" (Kristofferson) – 2:23
  9. "Hoola Hoop" (T-Bone Burnett, John Fleming, Roscoe West) – 3:51
  10. "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" (Kristofferson) – 3:47
  11. "Silver Mantis" (T-Bone Burnett) – 5:35


  • Kris Kristoffersen - vocals
  • Rita Coolidge - vocals
  • Billy Swan - background vocals
  • Mike Utley - keyboards, background vocals
  • Sammy Creason - drums
  • Stephen Bruton - guitar, background vocals
  • Jerry McGee - guitar
  • Dennis Belfield - bass
  • Donnie Fritts - keyboards
  • Strings arranged by Gene Page
  • Horns arranged by Mike Utley and Darrell Leonard
  • Saxophone solo on "Number One" by Jerry Jumonville


  • Produced by: David Anderle
  • Recorded and mixed by: Kent Nebergall
  • Assistant engineer: Peggy McCreary
  • Recorded at: Sunset Sound Recorders, Los Angeles
  • Mastered at: The Mastering Lab by Mike Reese
  • Production assistant: Ellen Vogt
  • Album art direction: Roland Young
  • Album design: Junie Osaki
  • Photography: Francesco Scavullo & Annie Liebovitz
  • Direction: Bert Block Management, Ridgefield, Conn.


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Natural Act at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 2, 1979). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kris Kristofferson". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Original album insert notes