For The Good TimesPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Kris Kristofferson
Buckhorn Music Pub. Inc. ~ BMI
Arranged by Bergen White
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Recording Engineer: Tom Pick
Recording Technicians: Roy Shockley and Milton Henderson
Released in Stereo & and QuadraDisc 4-Channel
Recording Time 3:37
Recorded March 26th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1270 Take 1 +
Over Dub April 4th, 1973  ~ Matrix No. CWA4-1270 Take O.D.
UK Single release: RCA 2402 ( August 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "Sing  
UK Chart Position No. 7
BRAZIL Single release: RCA 101.4030 ( 33 RPM )( 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "And I Love You So"
Portugal Single release: RCA TP-895( 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "And I Love You So"
Japan Single release: RCA SS-3204 
Single Flip Side: "Sing "
Germany Single release: RCA 74-16 370
Single Flip Side: "Sing "
UK Single Maxi Million Series 45-RPM RCA 2606-B 
Second Song Side B: "I Think of You"
Single Flip Side A: "It's Impossible"
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" APL1-0100 STEREO DYNAFLEX MAY 1973
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" APD1-0100 QUADRADISC SEPTEMBER 1973
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "And I Love You So" AYL1-3672 STEREO MAY 1975
And I Love You So ~ original albumAnd I Love You So ~ QuadraDisc VersionAnd I Love You So ~ Best Buy Version 1975Portugal - And I Love You So ~ For the Good Times
Sing / For the Good Times Japan singleSing / For the Good Times Netherlands singleBrazil - And I Love You So ~ For the Good TimesSing / For the Good Times German single


Kris Kristofferson has been a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, a short-story writer who was published in Atlantic Monthly, an Army helicopter pilot in Germany, and, most recently, a successful actor. But he very nearly failed at songwriting. For four years he tried to make it in Nashville, writing songs while barely scraping out a living for his family as a caretaker, ditch digger, and barman. When he finally hit the big time, in 1969, this was one of the songs that did it for him. Although Ray Price made a hit with the song, Kristofferson lived it the sad story of the slow dissolution of his marriage over those heartbreaking early Nashville years.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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