Cowboy Junkies : Sing In My Meadow

The idea for volume 3 is to create an album of music based around the psychedelic, blues inspired forays that we are so fond of venturing off on, on stage. We are referencing Miles at the Isle of Wight deep in his Bitches Brew phase; Captain Beefheart and his Mirror Man psychoses; The Birthday Party live at the Electric Ballroom circa 1981; Neil and Crazy Horse in the back room at SIR….overdriven and thick with electricity.

When I started to work on the songs for Sing In My Meadow my initial ambition was to write four or five new songs, add a few covers to the mix and then re-work and re-energize a few songs from our catalogue with the spirit and attack that we use on a song like Hunted. But once I holed up at Margo’s farm with my newly refurbished Howard Roberts (thank you Tim), my faithful Princeton II, my awesome Fairfield Circuitry drive pedal, and then plugged in and started to wail, it was just too much fun to stop. I wasn’t too concerned about structure or the intricacy of the lyric. I just wanted attitude and something to drop in the lap of Al, Pete, Jeff and Margo. I knew if I brought them something with a spark to it, they would do the rest. I ended up writing eight new songs for the album.

I’ve been blasting my face with overdriven everything, trying to come up with a sound that is rude and ugly, but at the same time, is just plain fun to listen to. I’d send the days mixes off to Pete, Marg and Al every night and they’d get back to me with their comments and I’d adjust and tinker and tweak and try and see if I could get it all just a little bit louder, a little bit nastier, a little bit more gnarled and grouchy and crotchety in keeping with our age and temperaments. I think, I hope, we have succeeded. I want to make this the album that you put on when you’re trying to clear your living space of partygoers that have overstayed their welcome and you find your new BFF when that one person says, “hey, this is pretty cool…what is this?”.


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Georgia Ruth : Fossil Scale

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Eleanor McEvoy : Out There

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Kris Drever : If Wishes Were Horses

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Kris Drever : Mark The Hard Earth

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Amy Duncan : Undercurrents

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19th February 2016

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Eleanor McEvoy : Naked Music

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1st February 2016

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Paper Aeroplanes : Joy

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6th April 2015

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Eddi Reader : Vagabond

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23rd April 2014

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Polly Paulusma : Leaves From The Family Tree

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2nd September 2013

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Eddi Reader : The Songs Of Robert Burns

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29th August 2013

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Richmond Fontaine : Winnemucca

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29th August 2013

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Roddy Woomble : Listen To Keep

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9th April 2013

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Lau : Race The Loser / Ghosts EP

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1st October 2012

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Loudon Wainwright III : Older Than My Old Man Now

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24th July 2012

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The Webb Sisters : Savages

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30th May 2012

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Danny & The Champions of the World : Hearts & Arrows

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6th February 2012

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Carrie Rodriguez : Love And Circumstance

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10th November 2011

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Richmond Fontaine : The High Country

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26th September 2011

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Simone & Ian Felice : Lost Tapes Volumes I & II

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26th September 2011

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Joan Baez : Play Me Backwards

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26rd May 2011

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Fionn Regan : The Shadow Of An Empire

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2nd February 2011

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Mark Olson : The Salvation Blues

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Eleanor McEvoy : Love Must Be Tough

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Dolly Varden : The Dumbest Magnets

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2 Comments

  1. Hardy
    Posted 17/09/2012 at 11:13 PM | Permalink

    Hi,
    I’m so glad to have this record. In spite of the roughness it still has this melancholic sound, which I love on the sound of the Cowboy Junkies. But the sad thing to have a record is, that I can’t listen to when I’m in my car or travelling.
    I miss the addition of a CD oder at least an mp3-file. I would appreciate if you could help me.
    Thanks a lot Hardy

  2. diverse
    Posted 20/09/2012 at 9:43 PM | Permalink

    Hi Hardy,
    We license the LP format from the label that releases the CD so because we only have the rights to one format we can’t always include download codes or CDs. We try to include bonus material when possible but that’s not always the case.
    Apologies
    Matt

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    Sing In My Meadow

    DIV033LP
    180g Single LP
    24th October 2011

    Side A
    Continental Drift
    It’s Heavy Down Here
    3rd Crusade
    Last Night Radio

    Side B
    Sing In My Meadow
    Hunted
    A Bride’s Price
    I Move On