Jesus Was a Capricorn

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Kris Kristofferson is pictured smiling in sunglasses on the cover of Jesus Was a Capricorn, accompanied by his girlfriend and soon-to-be-wife Rita Coolidge. The album followed his previous LP, Border Lord, by only nine months and was his fourth album to be released within two-and-a-half years, which meant that a man who had struggled for half a decade to get anybody to listen to his songs was now writing and recording them as fast as he could. Not surprisingly, he was having trouble filling the pipeline; he borrowed the melody of John Prine's "Grandpa Was a Carpenter" for the title song and even recorded a cover song for the first time, performing a duet with Larry ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $1.99   
  • Used (2) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(369)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
previous owner attached brail A disc that is in good condition with no damage that affects playback. There may be wear to cover art and/or jewel case from handling and use.

Ships from: Austin, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$6.39
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(10)

Condition: Good
05/07/1991 CD Good Connecting viewers with great music since 1972. All used discs are inspected and guaranteed. Customer service is our top priority!

Ships from: Tacoma, WA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Kris Kristofferson is pictured smiling in sunglasses on the cover of Jesus Was a Capricorn, accompanied by his girlfriend and soon-to-be-wife Rita Coolidge. The album followed his previous LP, Border Lord, by only nine months and was his fourth album to be released within two-and-a-half years, which meant that a man who had struggled for half a decade to get anybody to listen to his songs was now writing and recording them as fast as he could. Not surprisingly, he was having trouble filling the pipeline; he borrowed the melody of John Prine's "Grandpa Was a Carpenter" for the title song and even recorded a cover song for the first time, performing a duet with Larry Gatlin on Gatlin's "Help Me." There was nothing here that matched his best songs, but the overall quality of the material was quite good, as Kristofferson went back over familiar ground, singing about religion, romance, and roughhousing with equal fervor. Especially impressive were the two duets with Coolidge, "It Sure Was Love" and "Give It Time to Be Tender," which looked forward to their duo albums. Commercially, Jesus Was a Capricorn can be seen either as a case of record company ineptitude or perseverance, or both. Border Lord had marked a falloff in sales from Kristofferson's first two albums, and initially Jesus Was a Capricorn looked like it was going to do even worse, as Monument Records couldn't seem to figure out what the right single was. The label started by releasing a single version of the title track, in which Kristofferson described Christ as a sandals-wearing hippie, and, despite the subject matter, pop radio gave it enough play to get it into the bottom of the charts for a few weeks. But the LP quickly peaked in the charts and started to fade, not helped by the second single, the medium-tempo rocker "Jesse Younger," which made no impression. Meanwhile, Brenda Lee had no trouble locating the album's best song; she covered "Nobody Wins" and established herself in country music by taking it into the country top five. Finally, four months after the album's release, Monument issued a third single, the slow-paced statement of faith that closed the LP, "Why Me." Actually, a disc jockey had started playing the song, which Monument hadn't even wanted on the album. Though sometimes described as a spoof, "Why Me" sincerely reflects a religious experience, according to Kristofferson. It quickly entered the country and pop charts, hitting number one in country in July 1973, and peaking in the pop Top 20 after a slow climb in November. That turned around the fortunes of Jesus Was a Capricorn, which marched back up the charts and reached number one on the country charts a full year after it had been released. Both album and single went gold, giving Kristofferson his greatest success as a recording artist.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/1991
  • Label: Sony Cmg Mkt Group
  • UPC: 074644706420
  • Catalog Number: 47064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jesus Was a Capricorn (2:28)
  2. 2 Nobody Wins (3:06)
  3. 3 It Sure Was (Love) (2:51)
  4. 4 Sugar Man (3:59)
  5. 5 Help Me (3:22)
  6. 6 Jesse Younger (2:40)
  7. 7 Give It Time to Be Tender (3:26)
  8. 8 Out of Mind, out of Sight (2:58)
  9. 9 Enough for You (3:05)
  10. 10 Why Me (3:26)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kris Kristofferson Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Josh Graves Dobro, Guitar
David Darling Strings
Rita Coolidge Vocals
The Jordanaires Vocals
Mac Gayden Guitar
Dennis Linde Guitar
Billy Swan Bass, Vocals
Fred Carter Guitar
Grady Martin Guitar
Bobby Wood Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Larry Gatlin Vocals
Buzz Cason Vocals
Byron Bach Strings
Brenton Banks Strings
George Binkley III Strings
Stephen Bruton Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Buttrey Drums
Charles Chalmers Vocals
Sandra Chalmers Vocals
Chip Young Guitar
John Christopher Jr. Guitar
Johnny Christopher Guitar
Tommy Cogbill Bass
Jim Colvard Guitar
Randy Cullers Vocals
Terry Dearmore Vocals
Bobby Emmons Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Don Gant Vocals
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
John Harris Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Hoyt Hawkins Vocals
Lillian Hunt Strings
Millie Kirkham Vocals
Sheldon Kurland Strings
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
June Page Vocals
Norbert Putnam Bass
Donna Rhodes Vocals
Alan Rush Vocals
Jerry Shook Guitar
Steven Maxwell Smith Strings
Gordon Stoker Vocals
Mike Utley Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals
D. Bergen White Vocals
Benny Whitehead Vocals
John "Bucky" Wilkin Guitar
Ray C. Walker Vocals
David Briggs Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Technical Credits
Fred Foster Producer
Tommy Strong Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously