Open

LP12 Vinil

Available from 04/09/2020

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COWBOY JUNKIES

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Canadian Cowboy Junkies formed in 1985,
recorded/released their first album, Whites Off
Earth Now in 1986, second album, The Trinity
Sessions, brought them critical acclaim. This is
Open, originally released in 2001, now for
the very first time on vinyl!
The band haven't changed all that much, nine albums
since Whites Off Earth Now. Somehow the band has
maintained critical success, without having to sell-out -
- a tricky feat for any artist. The album was recorded
in much the same way as The Trinity Sessions, Open is
raw, pure, and untouched by overproduction.
Open is the milestone recording that the Cowboy
Junkies haven't produced since The Trinity Sessions.
What makes it such an exceptional work is how the
songs seem at the same time both tightly constructed
and free-flowing. It is this combination that creates
resonant and illuminating songs that allude to the
many meanings of being open. Musically, the album is
signature Cowboy Junkies-part folk, part country, part
blues, part rock. There's no one word that culminates
their sound.
Other than the basics, instrumentation includes
mandolin, harmonica, eight-string bass, organ, piano
and wurlitzer to create songs of varied textures and
intensities. The songs shift from being haunting and
melancholy to rowdy and turbulent. With each one the
Cowboy Junkies lure the listener in further and further
by their huge contrasts in mood from song to song,
there's not a insignificant one on it.
"Each song on this album is well-crafted and the mood
and feel of each song shifts, maintaining attention
through its entirety. The true beauty of it all lies in the
multifaceted message it sends. This is certainly an
album with a message. What that message is, isn't
easily construed. The only way to truly figure out the
band's message is to listen to Open, again, again, and
again. Each time will reveal a new aspect to this
incredibly open masterpiece." - PopMatters/Katy
Widder 2001
The single LP comes in classic black vinyl,
resequenced by Michael Timmins.
TRACKLISTING: 01. I DID IT ALL FOR YOU
02. DRAGGING HOOKS 03. BREAD & WINE
04. BENEATH THE GATE 05. DARK HOLE AGAIN
06. THOUSAND YEAR PRAYER 07. I'M SO OPEN
08. SMALL SWIFT BIRDS 09. CLOSE MY EYES

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