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The Trinity Session

Cowboy JunkiesAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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"Our problem isn't a dearth of ideas, but rather a surplus," says Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. "For the first time, we are completely free of any recording contracts and obligations. We find ourselves writing and recording more than we have in years, our studio feels more and more like home, and the band now has twenty-five years under the hood and is sounding so darn ... Read more in Amazon's Cowboy Junkies Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RCA
  • ASIN: B000002WCL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,826 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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On their sophomore effort, Canada's Cowboy Junkies manage to make a one-day recording session in an old church one of their most satisfying listens. Featuring the sultry voice of Margo Timmins, the precise musicianship of her brothers Peter (on drums) and Michael (on guitar), and bassist Alan Anton, The Trinity Sessions is a spare, evocative, countrified-rock classic. Their inspired reworking of both "Blue Moon" and "Working On A Building" reveal the Timmins family to be talented interpreters and insightful neo-traditionalists. Mixing the ambitious songwriting of Margo and Michael Timmins with subdued covers of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" and Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," The Trinity Sessions is an exquisite collection that holds up quite well under repeated listenings. --Mitch Myers

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63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A defining moment for the Cowboy Junkies. May 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The fact that this CD has the most reviews out of ALL the CJ's albums (only 'Open' oddly enough comes close), and it still has an average 5 star rating should speak for itself. For once in my life, I side with the mob, as it were. This is a gem, easily in my top-ten favorite records of all time.
The production is excellent- it sounds like the band is in the room with you, from every whispery note from Margo- to every hushed drum beat. Admiteddly, this is something one comes to expect from the CJ's- even when I don't care for their albums (Lay it down), they still always 'sound' great. On this one it sounds especially great: Everyone clicks on this. Everyone knows their place and does a fine job. This Cd is the perfect mix of country, blues and poetry. From Margo's evocative and ever-soulful voice to Michael's lucid and luminous guitar-work. The steady bass (it must be said that Alan Anton is one hell of an anchor)and drum work, always holding down the fort... Oh, the guest musicians hand in nothing short of exquisite performances. The harmonica is so sweet.
The covers are the heart of this album and they are gorgeous- the cover of Sweet Jane that every would-be hipster from my generation knows by heart, as well as the slooooooooooow-waltzing version of 'Blue Moon Revisited,' (quite possibly my fave song by them) which has one of the most wonderfully understated guitar solos I've ever heard. The not-so-well known cover of Hank Williams' I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,' that sounds nothing like the original yet demonstrates how reinterpretaion can be an act of creation all its own. Reinvention, not immitation, is the highest form of flattery- the CJ's know this and deftly make whatever they handle their own.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The record that made them famous July 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember in 1989 watching Saturday Night Live and gettingready to shut it off, when the special musical guest came on COWBOYJUNKIES. The first song they sang was Misguided Angel, I saw eight people playing with their entire soul for all to see. I still remember how Margo Timmins trembled with every note. I have been a diehard ever since. Margo has one of the best voices in popular music ( I would say that she is the Billie Holiday or Patsy Cline of our time.)Her bother Mike is songwriter with few rivals, and he is one of the most imaginative guitar players ever. This record is special, recorded in one sitting, no retakes into on single microphone. The Trintiy Church where it was recorded is an accoustic chathedral. It is impossible to describe the effect this had. It brought out the newance of the band well and Margo's voice is at center stage. Great remakes such as Blue moon and So Lonesome I Could Cry and yes Sweet Jane. These cover tunes are done with respect for the artist who first recorded them and with a Junkies flavor that makes them seem like they were recorded for the first time by someone who loved them. Great originals like Post Card Blues and I don't Get it! A must have!
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sounds Of Silence. January 2, 2004
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How did so many people make so little noise? The Cowboy Junkies begged that question when this, their classic second album, took the world in a quiet storm. Mesmerizing in an absorbing way, the hushed recording does what so few others can do, it draws you in. It is nakedly intense, and gently unfolds song by song. Margo Timmins sings in a voice that invites comparisons to Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris, infusing the CJ's country with blues and a huge dose of post-modern melancholy. The result was haunting and spooky, so low key that it barely registers when you turn it up loud. While this may scare a great many people off the Junkies, it will hypnotize many others into following them down this high and lonesome path.
While the Junkies' best known song here was probably their somnambulant cover of "Sweet Jane," the brother and sister writing of Margo and Michael Timmins held its own. "Misguided Angel" could have easily been a Patsy Cline song, as it is, it companions "Walking After Midnight" flawlessly. Like the best of country blues, they know how to make you cry into your beer (or whatever you may have at the bar). The gentle sadness of their version of "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" could make a room full of Coal Miner's fathers drip tears in their beers.
That "The Trinity Session" came out in 1988 and still sounds idiosyncratic and original should tell you how essential this record remains. It is a quiet treasure.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't regret buying this! June 15, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I remember in 1989 watching Saturday Night Live and getting ready to shut it off, when the special musical guest came on COWBOY JUNKIES. The first song they sang was Misguided Angel, I saw eight people playing with their entire soul for all to see. I still remember how Margo Timmins trembled with every note. I have been a diehard ever since. Margo has one of the best voices in popular music ( I would say that she is the Billie Holiday or Patsy Cline of our time.)Her bother Mike is songwriter with few rivals, and he is one of the most imaginative guitar players ever.
This record is special, recorded in one sitting, no retakes into on single microphone. The Trintiy Church where it was recorded is an accoustic chathedral. It is impossible to describe the effect this had. It brought out the newance of the band well and Margo's voice is at center stage.
Great remakes such as Blue moon and So Lonesome I Could Cry and yes Sweet Jane. These cover tunes are done with respect for the artist who first recorded them and with a Junkies flavor that makes them seem like they were recorded for the first time by someone who loved them.
Great originals like Post Card Blues and I don't Get it!
A must have!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good country rock sound in my opinion
Not what I expected. Good country rock sound in my opinion. Not really my genre..
Published 1 month ago by douglas pearce
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best
Published 1 month ago by Archibald L. J. Hall
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
All ok. Thank you so much.
Published 2 months ago by Valhalla
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bitchin
Published 4 months ago by gary witt
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent on all counts.
Published 7 months ago by Kenneth Schaber
2.0 out of 5 stars No Danger of Addiction Here
I listened to the entire CD and had the same reaction as P. Kruse. The only song I liked, and could listen to repeatedly, is "Blue Moon Revisited. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pick Pelf
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece
It's still one of the best albums ever recorded. I've gone through at least 5 copies of the CD and 1 cassette. I can't recommend it enough.
Published 8 months ago by Nick Manix
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Jane
The CD arrived in a timely fashion and in like new condition, but it was in a padded envelop and the case was cracked. Read more
Published 12 months ago by J. Gollner
3.0 out of 5 stars Good record
I remember this record being better back in the day. I don't know. It has one of the greatest covers ever in Sweet Jane. Usually remakes are the other way around. Read more
Published 12 months ago by TG
5.0 out of 5 stars So mellow
The Cowboy Junkies are the best. The music just puts me in a very mellow place - very dreamlike.
Arrived promptly.
Published 12 months ago by acc
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