The Austin Sessions (Kris Kristofferson album)

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The Austin Sessions
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 24, 1999
ProducerFred Mollin
Kris Kristofferson chronology
A Moment of Forever
The Austin Sessions
Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

The Austin Sessions is an album by Kris Kristofferson, released on Atlantic Records in 1999 (see 1999 in music). It features stripped-down versions of Kristofferson's most famous material, including "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Several well-known artists contributed vocals to the album, including Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Matraca Berg, Vince Gill, Marc Cohn, Alison Krauss, Catie Curtis and Mark Knopfler.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kris Kristofferson except where noted.

  1. "Me and Bobby McGee" (Kristofferson, Fred Foster) – 4:31
  2. "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" – 5:20
  3. "For the Good Times" – 3:59
  4. "The Silver Tongued Devil and I" – 3:37
  5. "Help Me Make It Through the Night" – 4:10
  6. "Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" – 5:18
  7. "To Beat the Devil" – 4:30
  8. "Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame" – 3:29
  9. "Why Me" – 2:58
  10. "Nobody Wins" – 4:05
  11. "The Pilgrim, Chapter 33" – 2:41
  12. "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" – 2:38


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 26
Canadian RPM Country Albums 10


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. The Austin Sessions at AllMusic