The Nomad Series [Box Set]

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The Cowboy Junkies' 2012 collection The Nomad Series combines all of the releases the band recorded over an 18-month cycle and conceptualized around common but separate narratives. Included is 2010's Renmin Park, which featured songs built around loops, conversations, street performances, and found sounds recorded during guitarist/songwriter Michael Timmins' time adopting two children from China. Next, you get 2011's Demons, which featured covers of songs originally written by the late Vic Chesnutt, the band's longtime friend and occasional tourmate. Third in the series is Sing in My Meadow, which features songs recorded over four days with a live, psychedelic rock and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The Cowboy Junkies' 2012 collection The Nomad Series combines all of the releases the band recorded over an 18-month cycle and conceptualized around common but separate narratives. Included is 2010's Renmin Park, which featured songs built around loops, conversations, street performances, and found sounds recorded during guitarist/songwriter Michael Timmins' time adopting two children from China. Next, you get 2011's Demons, which featured covers of songs originally written by the late Vic Chesnutt, the band's longtime friend and occasional tourmate. Third in the series is Sing in My Meadow, which features songs recorded over four days with a live, psychedelic rock and blues-informed aesthetic. Rounding out the series is 2012's The Wilderness, which plays like a studio album of new Cowboy Junkies songs. Also included is an extra fifth disc of songs left off the original Nomad releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2012
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 654367029626
  • Catalog Number: 70296
  • Sales rank: 28,260

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:09)
  2. 2 Renmin Park (3:59)
  3. 3 Sir Francis Bacon at the Net (3:59)
  4. 4 Stranger Here (3:17)
  5. 5 A Few Bags of Grain (3:40)
  6. 6 I Cannot Sit Sadly by Your Side (4:59)
  7. 7 (You've Got to Get) A Good Heart (4:27)
  8. 8 Cicadas (5:17)
  9. 9 Interlude (0:48)
  10. 10 My Fall (4:37)
  11. 11 Little Dark Heart (4:08)
  12. 12 A Walk in the Park (5:51)
  13. 13 Renmin Park (Revisited) (3:16)
  14. 14 Coda (0:54)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Wrong Piano (4:30)
  2. 2 Flirted With You All My Life (3:46)
  3. 3 See You Around (5:53)
  4. 4 Betty Lonely (5:00)
  5. 5 Square Room (4:56)
  6. 6 Ladle (4:35)
  7. 7 Supernatural (3:37)
  8. 8 West of Rome (5:06)
  9. 9 Strange Language (2:51)
  10. 10 We Hovered With Short Wings (4:46)
  11. 11 When the Bottom Fell Out (2:53)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Continental Drift (5:06)
  2. 2 It's Heavy Down Here (5:09)
  3. 3 3rd Crusade (4:13)
  4. 4 Late Night Radio (4:59)
  5. 5 Sing In My Meadow (4:28)
  6. 6 Hunted (4:29)
  7. 7 A Bride's Price (5:51)
  8. 8 I Move On (6:01)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Unanswered Letter (5:21)
  2. 2 Idle Tales (4:06)
  3. 3 We Are the Selfish Ones (2:39)
  4. 4 Angels In the Winderness (4:45)
  5. 5 Damaged from the Start (3:48)
  6. 6 Fairytale (4:23)
  7. 7 Staring Man (4:01)
  8. 8 The Confession of Georgie E (6:00)
  9. 9 I Let Him In (4:13)
  10. 10 Fuck, I Hate the Cold (3:17)
Disc 5
  1. 1 My Boy Burns (4:47)
  2. 2 The Girl Behind the Man Behind the Gun (5:36)
  3. 3 Old Hotel (4:18)
  4. 4 Marathon (5:26)
  5. 5 Punching Holes Through (4:31)
  6. 6 Sad Peter Pan (3:51)
  7. 7 Demons (3:41)
  8. 8 Guilty By Association (3:26)
  9. 9 Forthright (7:11)
  10. 10 Stay Inside (4:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cowboy Junkies Primary Artist
Alan Anton Bass, Group Member
Jeff Bird Harmonica, Mandolin, Electronic Mandolin
Andy Maize Vocals, Background Vocals
Margo Timmins Vocals, Group Member
Michael Timmins Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Peter Timmins Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Roy Styffe Horn
Michael Davidson Vibes
Tania Elizabeth Fiddle
George Gao Erhu
Joby Baker Organ, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Bowed Bass, Loops, Wurlitzer
Josh Finlayson Bass
Alfons Fear Horn
Aaron Goldstein Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
Dave Henry Cello
Jesse O'Brien Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Wurlitzer
Matt Bailey Electric Guitar
Zuoxiao Zuzhou Vocals
Miranda Mulholland Violin
Rebecca van der Post String Quartet
Nick Lariviere Horn
Sandra Baron String Quartet
Bob Stevenson Clarinet
Guo Xue Ying Pipa
Anna Redekop String Quartet
Amber Ghent String Quartet
Technical Credits
Vic Chesnutt Composer
Alan Anton Composer
Michael Timmins Composer, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes
Henry Kucharzyk String Arrangements, Woodwind Arrangement
Joby Baker Composer, Engineer, Horn Arrangements, Collage
Peter J. Moore Mastering
Dave Henry Engineer
Alice Phieu Graphic Design
Zuoxiao Zuzhou Composer
Enrique Martinez Celaya Paintings, Cover Image
Xu Wie Composer
Elizabeth Bishop Composer
Eric Cohen translation
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