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Album Review

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.

Customer Reviews

His Very Best.

This is my favorite Kristofferson album. Not only because it has all his best songs, but because he is grouped with the best session players and in doing so, each song is reborn with more subtle muscle without ever taking away from the original versions. My only complaint is that ME AND BOBBY McGEE could have gone on for another 5 minutes. It's the best version ever. If you only own one Kristofferson album make this the one.

The Austin Sessions

The best singer / song writer delivering his own songs. A must have for anyone that likes Kris.


I own nearly all his albums, but this one seems to capture the perfect mix of all our favorites. I have the CD but need it on my iTunes. Great recording!


Born: June 22, 1936 in Brownsville, TX

Genre: Country

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After a lengthy period of struggle, Kris Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," and "For the Good Times," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting, making it more personal and serious, much in the way that Bob Dylan's songs had transformed pop music songwriting in the mid-'60s. By 1987, it was estimated that Kristofferson's compositions...
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