Border Lord

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Border Lord
Studio album by Kris Kristofferson
Released February 1972
Genre Country
Length 33:27
Label Monument
Producer Fred Foster
Kris Kristofferson chronology
Silver Tongued Devil and I
(1971)
Border Lord
(1972)
Jesus Was a Capricorn
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[2]

Border Lord is the third album by Kris Kristofferson, released in 1972 on Monument Records.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Kris Kristofferson except as noted

  1. "Josie" – 3:12
  2. "Burden of Freedom" – 3:22
  3. "Stagger Mountain Tragedy" – 2:53
  4. "Border Lord" (Stephen Bruton, Donnie Fritts, Terry Paul, Kristofferson) – 3:38
  5. "Somebody Nobody Knows" – 3:36
  6. "Little Girl Lost" – 3:10
  7. "Smokey Put the Sweat on Me" – 3:10
  8. "When She's Wrong" – 4:47
  9. "Gettin' By, High and Strange" – 2:37
  10. "Kiss the World Goodbye" – 3:01

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Fred Foster
  • Engineering: Tommy Strong, Mort Thomasson, Lou Bradley
  • Cover design by Ed Lee
  • Cover art by Arnold Arnhan
  • Back cover photo by Marian Owen and Janet Madison

Liner Notes[edit]

We put a lot of road between this album and the last one, back and forth across the U.S. of A. and Canada, hitting most of the high spots and all of the lows. Cruising pretty close to crazy, but somehow keeping it together enough to keep from crossing that border. We made some friends and left some enemies along the way, and I guess we'll continue to. It all adds up to miles and memories, and, like Satchel Paige said, "Don't look back; something might be gaining on you."

Kris Kristofferson

Cultural references[edit]

In the video game Battlefield: Bad Company, upon facing a difficult situation one of the player character's squad members asks if "Is this as bad as Kris Kristofferson's third album?" upon which another squad member replies affirmatively, referring to Border Lord. The exact quote: Sweetwater: "This is bad, Hags. Whatever you've done, it's worse." Haggard: "Worse than Kris Kristofferson's third album?" Sweetwater: "Bad, worse!" Haggard: "No WAY!"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Border Lord at AllMusic
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review