Sunday, April 20, 2014

This Ain't No Party...

When I think of perfect Sunday morning records I quite often think of Canada's finest, The Cowboy Junkies. I have written a few times in the past about the beauty of their music, in particular 1989's "Trinity Session" which would easily be in a list of my fave albums of all time.

The follow up, "The Caution Horses" is almost as good and includes some of their best songs including "Cause Cheap Is How and Feel", "Sun Comes Up It's Tuesday Morning" and a stunning cover of Neil Young's "Powderfinger". There is a vulnerability and honesty to Margo Timmins vocals that just draws you in and keeps you listening. It was also the album that her brother, Michael, really came into his own as a songwriter, with a collection of lyrics that would not be out of place in the works of some of North America's best short story writers.

Certainly not party music, but for fans of great,timeless songwriting, there are few better.

Where Are You Tonight

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