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Cowboy Sally's Twilight Laments for Lost Buckaroos

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Sally Timms envisions COWBOY SALLY'S TWILIGHT LAMENTS FOR LOST BUCKAROOS as an album of lullabies. Fittingly, the often sharp-tongued member of the Mekons sings these songs sweetly, in her smooth, intimate, and soulful alto, and sets them to traditional countrypolitan and Western swing instrumentation that's mostly acoustic, often waltzing, and always pretty. Unfortunately, the album fails in the lullaby category for two reasons: 1 the songs are just too damn good and the performances too nuanced to let your consciousness drift to sleep; and 2 even if you did nod off, unsettling visions of mysterious strangers, Dr. Strangelove, and parting lovers would infiltrate your ...
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Barnes & Noble - Steve Klinge
Sally Timms envisions COWBOY SALLY'S TWILIGHT LAMENTS FOR LOST BUCKAROOS as an album of lullabies. Fittingly, the often sharp-tongued member of the Mekons sings these songs sweetly, in her smooth, intimate, and soulful alto, and sets them to traditional countrypolitan and Western swing instrumentation that's mostly acoustic, often waltzing, and always pretty. Unfortunately, the album fails in the lullaby category for two reasons: 1 the songs are just too damn good and the performances too nuanced to let your consciousness drift to sleep; and 2 even if you did nod off, unsettling visions of mysterious strangers, Dr. Strangelove, and parting lovers would infiltrate your dreams. Timms recruited a set of superb "art-country" as she calls them writers to provide songs: In addition to her own collaborations with Waco Brother and fellow-Mekon Jon Langford, the Handsome Family contribute a pair of unsettling narratives; Robbie Fulks demonstrates his versatility with "In Bristol Town One Bright Day," which sounds like an ancient British Child ballad; and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy continues in his MERMAID AVENUE phase by writing music for the wistful traditional tune "When the Roses Bloom Again." Add songs by Guy Lawrence and Jill Sobule, and a Johnny Cash classic, and you've got a seductive mix of stellar tunes perfect for bedtime, but you won't want to fall asleep and risk missing any of them.
All Music Guide - Tim Sheridan
The warm, silky texture of Timms' voice is nicely matched to the moody country ethic of this album. It is particularly pleasing on the swirling waltz of "Cry Cry Cry" and the delicious "Dreaming Cowboy." A great disc for anyone who says they don't like country music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/2/1999
  • Label: Bloodshot Records
  • UPC: 744302006123
  • Catalog Number: 20061
  • Sales rank: 202,830

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Howdy Folks & Gather Round (Intro) (0:24)
  2. 2 Dreaming Cowboy (4:28)
  3. 3 The Sad Milkman (3:41)
  4. 4 Dark Sun (3:57)
  5. 5 In Bristol Town One Bright Day (3:01)
  6. 6 Sweetheart Waltz (3:41)
  7. 7 Snowbird (1:55)
  8. 8 Cry Cry Cry (3:09)
  9. 9 When the Roses Bloom Again (4:19)
  10. 10 Cancion Para Mi Padre (4:38)
  11. 11 Rock Me to Sleep (2:04)
  12. 12 Goodnight Cowboy Sally (0:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sally Timms Primary Artist, Vocals, 10-string Guitar
Jon Langford Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Steve Rosen Fiddle
Tom Ray Upright Bass
John Herndon Drums, sleigh bells
Robbie Fulks Acoustic Guitar
Brett Sparks Vocals
Harry Trumfio Steel Drums
Jane Baxter-Miller Vocals
Andrew Bird Violin
Fred Armisen Latin Percussion
Andon T. Davis Electric Guitar
Jessica Billey Violin
Celine Acoustic Guitar
Barry Mills Vocals
Jon Rauhouse Banjo, Mandolin, Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals, Hawaiian Guitar
Technical Credits
Richard Barone Songwriter
Jon Langford Producer
Mark Schwarz Engineer
Sally Timms Producer
David Trumfio Producer, Engineer
Mike Hagler Mastering
Ken Sluiter Mastering
Brendan Burke Engineer
Celine Instrumentation
Traditional Composer
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