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Format: CD
Sku: 60337797
UPC: 075678320828
UPC 14: 00075678320828
Release Date: 8/24/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Me And Bobby McGee - (featuring Jackson Browne) ~ Kris Kristofferson
2. Sunday Morning Coming Down - (featuring Steve Earle) ~ Kris Kristofferson
3. For The Good Times - (featuring Matraca Berg) ~ Kris Kristofferson
4. Silver-Tongued Devil And I, The ~ Kris Kristofferson
5. Help Me Make It Through The Night - (featuring Vince Gill) ~ Kris Kristofferson
6. Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) - (featuring Marc Cohn) ~ Kris Kristofferson
7. To Beat The Devil ~ Kris Kristofferson
8. Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame ~ Kris Kristofferson
9. Why Me? - (featuring Vince Gill/Alison Krauss) ~ Kris Kristofferson
10. Nobody Wins - (featuring Catie Curtis) ~ Kris Kristofferson
11. Pilgrim: Chapter 33, The ~ Kris Kristofferson
12. Please Don't Tell Me How This Story Ends - (featuring Mark Knopfler) ~ Kris Kristofferson

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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).
Muze PNote Recorded at Arlyn Studis, Austin, Texas. Includes liner notes by Kris Kristofferson.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Fred Molin

Engineer: Mark Linett

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Steve Earle
Muze Guest Artist Mark Knopfler
Muze Guest Artist Jackson Browne
Muze Guest Artist Catie Curtis
Muze Guest Artist Matreca Berg
Muze Guest Artist Marc Cohn
Muze Guest Artist Vince Gill
Muze Guest Artist Stephen Bruton
Muze Guest Artist Matraca Berg
Muze Guest Artist Alison Krauss

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Associated Artists and Works

Cash, Johnny
Mcgregor, Ewan
Nelson, Willie
Original Radio Broadcast

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/24/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7567832082
Music Label Name Label : Atlantic (Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075678320828

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."

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