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The Cowboy Junkies' Michael Timmins is a most literary songwriter. On the Toronto quartet's Pale Sun Crescent Moon, Timmins imbeds lines from William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom into the song "First Recollection" and a line from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "The General in His Labyrinth" in the song "Seven Years" without it seeming the least bit awkward. He has found the perfect literary voice for his writing in his sister Margo Timmins, whose alto is all smoke and suggestion. Songs are not poems, however, and never was that distinction more obvious than it is here. The album's so-called songs float in atmospheric harmonies, unshaped by melody or meter. This droning music may seem haunting on first encounter, but by the third song the melodic monotony encourages dozing. --Geoffrey Himes
There's promise, but not up to the "Junkies'" best.
Disc arrived in good condition and quickly.
I have to be honest here. I had never heard the Cowboy Junkies until recently. A friend of mine often mentioned them and told me to check them out on youtube, which I did. Read morePublished 5 months ago by JBP
Excellent book - I used it as part of a unit presentation while teaching a grad. class in Elementary Social Studies.Published 6 months ago by LeoVirgoCusp
This CD continues to showcase the Cowboy Junkies and any fan of a previous CD will also love this one.Published 7 months ago by Michael A. Quartana
It is difficult to understand how anyone could give this effort anything less than 4 stars. I'll give it a five. Read morePublished on May 17, 2012 by beat cowboy
One of the best albums released by Cowboy Junkies. It is also I think one of their most underrated albums. Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Janet Chandler
The first 5 songs are as good as anything they have ever done, but the album drops after that and is only somewhat interesting.Published on October 8, 2011 by Daniel W. Bleier