Album of the Day
THE AUSTIN SESSIONS (EXPANDED EDITION)
Kris Kristofferson had been making music for more than 30 years when he went into the studio with producer Fred Mollin to cut THE AUSTIN SESSIONS, and the 1999 Atlantic album is a rich reflection of that history. Joined by a band of L.A. and Nashville studio aces and some high-profile guest stars (Jackson Browne, Mark Knopfler, Steve Earle, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss among them), Kristofferson revisits some of his most famous songs, including “Me And Bobby McGee,” “For The Good Times” and “Help Me Make It Through The Night.” His weathered vocals fit these classics perfectly, and the stripped-down arrangements are in many ways superior to the original versions. Rhino's new Expanded Edition of THE AUSTIN SESSIONS includes unreleased outtakes of “Best Of All Possible Worlds” and “Jody And The Kid” to complete this portrait of outlaw country's greatest storyteller.