Twenty years into their career, these Canadians have, in some ways, settled into a groove that's comfortable to both them and their cadre of fans. One Soul Now, however, is more a conglomeration of -- as that old wedding tradition would have it -- something old and something new than a rehashing of Junkie-dom past. The band's first studio outing in more than three years, the disc is certainly peppered with the languor that characterizes the Junkies' best-known material -- singer Margo Timmins is at her most ethereal on the appropriately titled "Notes Falling Slow." Yet One Soul Now is palpably more dynamic than might be expected. Michael Timmins's angular guitar riffing lends a post-punk tension to "Why This One," while the whole combo pitches in to buoy the unreconstructed optimism of "Stars of Our Stars." The overall vibe of the disc is -- not surprisingly -- rather introspective, with many songs (most notably "My Wild Child" and "No Long Journey Home") mulling over the puzzlement of encroaching middle age. That's an unusual move in a realm where perpetual adolescence is the order of the day, but the Cowboy Junkies have always been prone to unusual moves.
Performance CreditsCowboy Junkies Primary Artist
Alan Anton Bass,Group Member
Jeff Bird Percussion,Melodica,Electric Mando Cello
Jaro Czerwinec Accordion
Linford Detweiler Organ
Margo Timmins Vocals,Group Member
Michael Timmins Guitar,Group Member
Peter Timmins Drums,Group Member
Technical CreditsDave Houghton Art Direction
Michael Timmins Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Daryl Smith Engineer
James Reeder Images,Cover Image
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