30 days, 30 albums: Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee

The soundtrack to my childhood, growing up on the Harpur’s Hill housing estate in Coleraine in the 70s.. Every home seemed to have this album, with its tales of madness and lost love and its sly smile. I don’t know if he ever bettered this collection – ‘Sunday Morning Comin’ Down’, ‘Me and Bobby McGee’, ‘For The Good Times’ and ‘Help Me Make It Through the Night’ are all on here. And ‘To Beat The Devil’, with that mumbled spoken intro that seemed so strange to me as a child. He was writing lines that will stay with us forever: ‘I’d trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday’.