Austin Sessions CD (1999)

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Label Wea/atlantic
SKU 60337797
UPC 075678320828
UPC 14 00075678320828
Format CD
Release Date 8/24/1999
Links
Author Kris Kristofferson
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Associated Artist/Work Cash, Johnny
Associated Artist/Work Mcgregor, Ewan
Associated Artist/Work Nelson, Willie
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Technical Info
Engineer Mark Linett
Producer Fred Molin
CatalogID 7567832082
Lable Name Atlantic (Label)
Released 08/24/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 47m : 14s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00075678320828
Musical Guests
Steve Earle
Mark Knopfler
Jackson Browne
Catie Curtis
Matreca Berg
Marc Cohn
Vince Gill
Stephen Bruton
Matraca Berg
Alison Krauss
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Kris Kristofferson (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); John Willis (acoustic, electric, slide & nylon string guitar, dobro, mandolin); Stephen Bruton (acoustic, electric & high string guitar, mandolin); Fred Mollin (12-string guitar, percussion); Mark Knopfler (electric guitar, background vocals); Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Jim Cox (accordion, piano, organ); Joe Spivey (fiddle); Larry Paxton (acoustic & electric bass); Mike Baird (drums); Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Catie Curtis, Matraca Berg, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Mark Cohn (background vocals).
Recorded at Arlyn Studis, Austin, Texas. Includes liner notes by Kris Kristofferson.
For the follow-up to Moment of Forever, his first set of new original songs in years, Kris Kristofferson decided to record a set of stripped-down new versions of his classic songs. This project, released on Atlantic Records and entitled The Austin Sessions, was a star-studded affair, featuring harmony vocals from Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Matraca Berg, Vince Gill, Marc Cohn, Alison Krauss, Catie Curtis, and Mark Knopfler. In one sense, it's easy to question why Kristofferson needed to record these songs again, since much of his catalog seems to consist of reinterpretations of these songs, but taken on its own terms, it's a good listen. In a way, Kristofferson's voice -- which never had too much range, even at its peak -- sounds better now that its older; the ragged edges and wear give it more character, which lend character to the songs. Ultimately, The Austin Sessions isn't a major addition to his catalog, but there's enough warmth and personality to these recordings to make it worth a listen for longtime fans. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.98) - "...these profound, masterful songs of loss and loneliness are given a worthy going over by their creator."
Disc 1
1 Me And Bobby McGee - (featuring Jackson Browne)
2 Sunday Morning Coming Down - (featuring Steve Earle)
3 For The Good Times - (featuring Matraca Berg)
4 Silver-Tongued Devil And I, The
5 Help Me Make It Through The Night - (featuring Vince Gill)
6 Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) - (featuring Marc Cohn)
7 To Beat The Devil
8 Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame
9 Why Me? - (featuring Vince Gill/Alison Krauss)
10 Nobody Wins - (featuring Catie Curtis)
11 Pilgrim: Chapter 33, The
12 Please Don't Tell Me How This Story Ends - (featuring Mark Knopfler)

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