Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame

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Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame
Studio album by Kris Kristofferson
Released November 1975
Genre Country
Label Monument
Producer David Anderle
Kris Kristofferson chronology
Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (unfavorable)[2]

Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame is the sixth solo album by Kris Kristofferson, released in 1975 on Monument Records. Its title track is quoted in the Johnny Cash song The Man Comes Around from the 2002 album of the same name. The song "Stranger" was covered as a duet by Johnny Duncan and Janie Fricke, and their version reached #4 on the U.S. country chart in 1976.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Kris Kristofferson except as noted

  1. "The Year 2000 Minus 25" – 3:38
  2. "If It's All the Same to You" – 3:14
  3. "Easy, Come On" – 3:35
  4. "Stallion" – 4:44
  5. "Rocket to Stardom" (Kristofferson, Roger McGuinn, Bob Neuwirth) – 3:33
  6. "Stranger" – 3:07
  7. "Who's to Bless and Who's to Blame" – 3:32
  8. "Don't Cuss the Fiddle" – 3:21
  9. "Silver (The Hunger)" – 8:14



  • Produced by David Anderle
  • Recording Engineers: John Haeny, Kent Nebergall, Wayne Daily
  • Mixing Engineer: David Anderle
  • Recorded at Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California
  • Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles, California


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Country Music. Virgin Books. p. 129.