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Cowboy Junkies Audio CD
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2002 compilation on Strange Fruit. Sessions were recorded between 1989 & '96. Highlights include their cover of Neil Young's 'Powder Finger' & an alternate version of their hit 'Common Disaster'. 12 tracks.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Price for Tracks 1-5! Oct. 16 2002
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As a whole, this cd is quite good. I particularly like the first 5 tracks, which are stripped-down, more bare bones versions of these songs. Margo's vocals are incredibly crisp and clear and the sounds quality is first rate, the sum of which makes her performance stellar, haunting. Tracks 6-8 are also quite good and I am glad to have these "alternate" versions in my collection. The last 4 tracks are quite good too, but slightly disapponting in some respects, which I will explain. Having seen the Junkies perform live on a number of occasions, particularly in 1998-2002, I have really grown to like the live versions of songs included here, particularly "Lay it Down" and "Just Wanna See." Performed as a full band, with Jeff Bird and Karin Bergquist & Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine, these songs are well-layered, mesmerizing, rocking, aural experiences (check out the "Open Road" cd/dvd for a particularly great rendition of "Lay it Down.") So, that is what I have grown accustomed too. The versions here, recorded 6 years ago, are more like the originals from "Lay it Down," but slightly rendered. It is neat, I will say, to hear the songs in a more original format and then to see them as they have evolved and are performed today. So, in that respect, these songs are cool; you can almost here Michael wanting to rip it up on some of these tracks, like he does nowadays, but alas, he gives into restraint. The addition of Peter and Alan on percussion and bass, absent from the first 8 tracks, is perfect since the first track the whole band launches into is "Common Disaster," with its great bass line. As noted in the prelude to this track, and in the liner notes, Margo has a cold and its effect on her voice and range are noticeable; it perhaps it may have been better to strip-down on these songs as well. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy addition for the Junkies fan Dec 18 2002
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I recently picked up a copy of the afforementioned disk. Having listened to Cowboy Junkies for the duration of their recording careers, I would highly recommend this disk to any casual or hardcore fan. The recording quality is excellent as on the majority of BBC recordings. Personally, I am not a live disk afficionado. I usually prefer cleaner, studio versions when enjoying music at home. Of course, there are quite a few notable exceptions many of which are BBC recordings. Also, if you like the Junkies, I would recommend checking out the reissues of Alejandro Escovedo's first two disks, Gravity and Thirteen Years, which both include quality bonus live material. Pick this one up, light a few candles, turn it up and enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Price for Tracks 1-5! Oct. 16 2002
By John Burrows - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As a whole, this cd is quite good. I particularly like the first 5 tracks, which are stripped-down, more bare bones versions of these songs. Margo's vocals are incredibly crisp and clear and the sounds quality is first rate, the sum of which makes her performance stellar, haunting. Tracks 6-8 are also quite good and I am glad to have these "alternate" versions in my collection. The last 4 tracks are quite good too, but slightly disapponting in some respects, which I will explain. Having seen the Junkies perform live on a number of occasions, particularly in 1998-2002, I have really grown to like the live versions of songs included here, particularly "Lay it Down" and "Just Wanna See." Performed as a full band, with Jeff Bird and Karin Bergquist & Linford Detweiler of Over the Rhine, these songs are well-layered, mesmerizing, rocking, aural experiences (check out the "Open Road" cd/dvd for a particularly great rendition of "Lay it Down.") So, that is what I have grown accustomed too. The versions here, recorded 6 years ago, are more like the originals from "Lay it Down," but slightly rendered. It is neat, I will say, to hear the songs in a more original format and then to see them as they have evolved and are performed today. So, in that respect, these songs are cool; you can almost here Michael wanting to rip it up on some of these tracks, like he does nowadays, but alas, he gives into restraint. The addition of Peter and Alan on percussion and bass, absent from the first 8 tracks, is perfect since the first track the whole band launches into is "Common Disaster," with its great bass line. As noted in the prelude to this track, and in the liner notes, Margo has a cold and its effect on her voice and range are noticeable; it perhaps it may have been better to strip-down on these songs as well. Despite this, the renditions here are still good but just seem to pale relative to the earlier tracks. This recording is well-worth the money. One more note: it would be wonderful to get a similar recording of sessions from "Pale Sun Crescent Moon" and "Miles from Our Home." I have no idea if similar BBC (or CBC) recording exist from these times, but I would love to own them!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Cowboy Junkies: Radio 1 Sessions Oct. 24 2004
By Noel Free - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the first Cowboy Junkies disc that I've ever been disappointed with. While I frequently like leaner versions of previously released music, I found the quality of both the performance and recording (or mastering) of every cut to be vastly superior on their OTHER discs. At the beginning of of cut 9 (Common disaster), they even chat about the fact that Margo Timmins has a cold, so it's no surprise that her voice isn't nearly as good as usual.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy addition for the Junkies fan Dec 18 2002
By "johnnyraw" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I recently picked up a copy of the afforementioned disk. Having listened to Cowboy Junkies for the duration of their recording careers, I would highly recommend this disk to any casual or hardcore fan. The recording quality is excellent as on the majority of BBC recordings. Personally, I am not a live disk afficionado. I usually prefer cleaner, studio versions when enjoying music at home. Of course, there are quite a few notable exceptions many of which are BBC recordings. Also, if you like the Junkies, I would recommend checking out the reissues of Alejandro Escovedo's first two disks, Gravity and Thirteen Years, which both include quality bonus live material. Pick this one up, light a few candles, turn it up and enjoy.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Recordings From The BBC July 9 2013
By Janet Chandler - Published on Amazon.com
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The CD "Radio One Sessions" by Cowboy Junkies is a collection of recordings of live performances that occurred on the BBC. With 12 songs in all the recordings are from three different appearances that CJ made on Radio 1 for the BBC covering a seven year period from mid 1989 through to early 1996. All the songs that are performed by CJ will be well familiar to any die hard fan of the group. It includes songs from their "Caution Horses", "Black Eyed Man" and "Lay It Down" albums. The only difference with these songs is that they are performed live.

Cowboy Junkies is one of those groups that I feel always sound better live. Their music takes on a whole new sound and feel when it is performed live compared to studio recordings. The problem with this album is that while the music being played in these recording are good there is nothing outstanding or different with the songs. We have all heard these songs performed live before, it is just this album is missing a spark to it. These recordings are not presenting these songs in a new light. Don't get me wrong, I am not saying this is a bad album but it is definitely not one of their best. What is also a bit unusual about this disc is the fact the entire members of CJ don't all play together until the last four songs on the CD. The first five songs include just Margo and Michael Timmins along with Jeff Bird and Jaro Czerwinec as back up musicians. Tracks 6,7 and 8 are just Margo and Michael alone in front of the microphone. It is not until track 9 that the group as a whole finally perform together.

The last four songs on the CD are I think certainly the best of the bunch when the group gets together. Ironically it is during these recordings that Margo is not at her best because she is suffering from a "case of the snots" as the BBC host puts it. Margo however pulls it together and puts her head cold aside and delivers some good singing. Still that is not good enough to make this CD really good. All in all only the die hard fans of CJ, and I do consider myself a die hard fan, will want to include this CD in their music library. On the other hand for the casual fan of the group this is one disc you may want to skip. CJ have made other albums that are better introductions for anyone who wants to know more of the music of Cowboy Junkies. I would recommend you check out some of their early albums or the four albums they released as part of the "Nomad Series".
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