Best of Cowboy Junkies

Best of Cowboy Junkies

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Like so many of their '80s contemporaries, Cowboy Junkies have never quite broken into the mainstream, yet their music has seeped into movies, television, and alternative radio. Despite their lack of fame, they still made great music that persevered through trends and imitators, and the best of that music is found on this compilation.See more details below

Overview

Like so many of their '80s contemporaries, Cowboy Junkies have never quite broken into the mainstream, yet their music has seeped into movies, television, and alternative radio. Despite their lack of fame, they still made great music that persevered through trends and imitators, and the best of that music is found on this compilation. Their early covers of "Sweet Jane" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" highlight the first third of the album, featuring Margo Timmons' whispered vocals over the lazy shuffle pumped out by the rest of the band. The up-tempo country lament "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" and the cheery "To Live Is to Fly" show Timmons' vocals shaping into a strong croon reminiscent of Natalie Merchant. Even their '90s work, which critics were never very kind to, still has strong representation with "Anniversary Song" and "Hard to Explain." Fans may wonder why no songs from any album past Pale Sun, Crescent Moon are included, as so many great songs -- from "Common Disaster" to "Dragging Hooks" -- could have rounded out the album. Although these albums may have been financial disappointments, they still could have included some of the stronger tracks. As it is, this is still a good retrospective of the strongest years of a band who made good albums long after the compilation's cutoff date.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2001
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078636805221
catalogNumber:
68052
Rank:
33531

Tracks

  1. Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)  -  Cowboy Junkies
  2. Sweet Jane  -  Cowboy Junkies
  3. Misguided Angel  -  Cowboy Junkies
  4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry  -  Cowboy Junkies
  5. Rock and Bird  -  Cowboy Junkies
  6. Sun Comes up, It's Tuesday Morning  -  Cowboy Junkies
  7. Escape Is So Simple  -  Cowboy Junkies
  8. 'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel  -  Cowboy Junkies
  9. To Live Is to Fly  -  Cowboy Junkies
  10. Murder, Tonight, in the Trailer Park  -  Cowboy Junkies
  11. Southern Rain  -  Cowboy Junkies
  12. Cowboy Junkies Lament  -  Cowboy Junkies
  13. Anniversary Song  -  Cowboy Junkies
  14. Cold Tea Blues  -  Cowboy Junkies
  15. Ring on the Sill  -  Cowboy Junkies
  16. Hard to Explain  -  Cowboy Junkies

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