Cowboy Junkies – Songs of the Recollection


Cowboy Junkies - Songs of the Recollection

Cowboy Junkies – Songs of the Recollection
Format: CD
Label: Proper Records – V2 Records
Release: 2022

Release date: March 22, 2022

Long admired for the carefully chosen cover versions of songs that have been part of their repertoire from the very beginning, Cowboy Junkies will release ‘Songs of the Recollection’ on March 25 on Proper Records, consisting of nine covers both newly recorded and curated from previous album projects.

Michael Timmins recalls, “Long before we were musicians, we were music fans. We didn’t grow up sitting around the kitchen table playing instruments and harmonizing. We grew up sitting around the record player listening to each other’s record collections and having our minds blown. This was the passion that we shared. Our goal has always been to create music that took hold of the listener the way that this music took hold of us. These are some of the songs and some of the artists that found their way into our lives and eventually into our repertoire over the past fifty years.”

This inspired, and inspiring, collection features tracks from David Bowie, Neil Young, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Vic Chesnutt and The Cure. Full tracklisting below.

Songs of the Recollection follows 2018’s acclaimed studio album All That Reckoning, which The Times newspaper described as “..their most vital album in years”, and joins stand-out releases like The Trinity Sessions (1988), Pale Sun, Crescent Moon (1993), Lay It Down (1996), Open (2001), and At the End of Paths Taken (2007) in reflecting the band’s unique and independent creative journey.


Songs of the Recollection track-listing, with writing credits:

01. Five Years – David Bowie
02. Ooh Las Vegas * – Gram Parsons
03. No Expectations – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
04. Don’t Let It Bring You Down – Neil Young
05. Love In Mind – Neil Young
06. The Way I Feel * – Gordon Lightfoot
07. I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You – Bob Dylan
08. Marathon * – Vic Chesnutt
09. Seventeen Seconds * – Laurence Andrew Tolhurst (The Cure)

Cowboy Junkies are:
Margo Timmins (vocals)
Michael Timmins (guitar and ukulele)
Peter Timmins (drums)
Alan Anton (bass and keyboards)

Additional musicians:
Jeff Bird (electric mandolin on Don’t Let It Bring You Down, Five Years and Love In Mind)
Aaron Goldstein (pedal steel and dobro on No Expectations)
Jesse O’Brien (piano on No Expectations)
Andy Maize (vocal on Marathon)