Mojo (Publisher) - p.1104 stars out of 5
-- "Tracks have a 'Lost In Translation' feel, mixing captured sounds with grungy blues, dub, and sister Margo's laconic voice."
Uncut (magazine) - p.843 stars out of 5
-- "The lighter touches of the new influences reflect the Junkies in full melancholic majesty..."
Personnel: Michael Timmins (vocals, guitar); Margo Timmins (vocals); Guo Xue Ying (pipa); George Gao (erhu); Peter Timmins (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Joby Baker.
Recording information: Jingjiang, China.
Renmin Park, the first volume in the Cowboy Junkies Nomad Series, which projects an 18-month cycle that will produce four albums, was named for the park where guitarist/songwriter Michael Timmins spent a considerable amount of time while in the process of adopting two children from China. Built on a foundation of loops, conversations, street performances, and other found sounds from the region, Renmin Park arrived in June 2010.