Repossessed by Kris Kristofferson


Repossessed is an album by Kris Kristofferson, released on Mercury Records in 1986 (see 1986 in music). It was Kristofferson's first full-length solo album since 1981's To the Bone, although the singer did collaborate with other artists in the meantime, most notably on Highwayman with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

As is the case with many of his releases, the majority of the tracks on Repossessed refer to themes such as politics, war and love. "They Killed Him", a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., Mohandas Gandhi and Jesus, managed to reach the country charts; the song had previously been recorded by Johnny Cash in 1984 for a non-charting single and was covered by Bob Dylan on Knocked Out Loaded in 1986. "This Old Road" was re-recorded for Kristofferson's 2006 release of the same name. "El Gavilan (The Hawk)" was covered by Marianne Faithfull in the 1985 movie Trouble in Mind. "Mean Old Man" was covered by Jerry Lee Lewis in 2009, "Anthem '84" by the Highwayman in 1990 for the album Highwayman 2 and "Love Is The Way" was covered by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings in 1986 on the album Heroes. Furthermore "The Heart" was covered by Lacy J. Dalton on the album Survivor in 1987.