Cowboy Junkies Black Eyed Man

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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1992
  • Label: RCA

Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 2/6/92, p.73
4 Stars - Excellent - "..[Michael] Timmins emerges on "Black Eyed Man" as a storyteller to be reckoned with.."
Q - 3/92, p.77
4 Stars - Excellent - "..Mysterious and seductive.."

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Southern Rain
  • Buy for $0.992.Oregon Hill
  • Buy for $0.993.This Street, That Man, This Life
  • Buy for $0.994.A Horse in the Country
  • Buy for $0.995.If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man
  • Buy for $0.996.Murder, Tonight, In the Trailer Park
  • Buy for $0.997.Black Eyed Man
  • Buy for $0.998.Winter's Song
  • Buy for $0.999.The Last Spike
  • Buy for $0.9910.Cowboy Junkies Lament
  • Buy for $0.9911.Townes' Blues
  • Buy for $0.9912.To Live Is to Fly

Product Description:

Cowboy Junkies: Margo Timmins (vocals); Michael Timmins (guitar); Alan Anton (bass); Peter Timmins (drums).
Additional personnel: John Prine (vocals); Ken Myhr, Tony Quarrington (guitar); Bob Doidge (guitar, cello); Dave Allen (fiddle); Jeff Bird (mandolin, harmonica); Lewis Melville (banjo); Don Rook (lap steel guitar); Spencer Evans (clarinet, piano); Jaro Czerwinec (accordion); Tom Walsh, Rob Summerville (trombone); Colin Couch (tuba); David Houghton (percussion); The Maureen Doidge Tambourine Orkestrah (tambourine); Townes Van Zandt.
Recorded at Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton, Canada in 1991.
Personnel: John Prine (vocals); Ken Myhr, Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins, Tony Quarrington (guitar); Bob Doidge (acoustic guitar, cello); Lewis Melville (banjo); Jeff Bird (mandolin, harmonica); Dave Allen (fiddle); Jaro Czerwinec (accordion); Spencer Evans (clarinet, piano); Rob Summerville, Tom Walsh (trombone); Colin Couch (tuba); Peter Timmins (drums); Dave Houghton (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Cowboy Junkies; Tom Henderson ; Peter Moore.
Recording information: Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (1991).
Illustrator: Matthew Cooper.
Photographer: Rex Miller.
The Cowboy Junkies' Black-Eyed Man is an excellent return to form following their disappointing third LP, The Caution Horses. Where Michael Timmins' songwriting was stilted and overly self-conscious on the previous record, here his character studies are literate and finely-etched; like Robbie Robertson before him, Timmins' Canadian roots allow him to view the rural American experience with unique objectivity, and narratives like the opening "Southern Rain" and "Murder, Tonight, in the Trailer Park" are told with compassion and cinematic detail. Black-Eyed Man also broadens the Junkies' musical horizons: "If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man," a duet with John Prine, is like a '50s-era love song intercepted from an alternate reality; while tracks like the lilting "A Horse in the Country" push the group closer to the folk-pop territory of 10,000 Maniacs. At the same time, their country roots are further reinforced by a pair of outstanding Townes Van Zandt covers, "Cowboy Junkies Lament" and "To Live Is to Fly"; sandwiched between them is Timmins' own tribute, "Townes' Blues." ~ Jason Ankeny

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  • UPC: 078636104928
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