Sing In My Meadow, volume 3 – Introduction

We started work on Sing In My Meadow, Volume 3 last Friday night. The live band, live-off-the–floor of our studio. Nasty and dirty and disturbing the cold winter night’s peace. 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.

Here’s a sampling of A Bride’s Price, which came about as we amused ourselves waiting for Margo to arrive and a version of Continental Drift, a song inspired by the Russell Banks book of the same name. These are playback-mixes, what you would hear if you were sitting in the studio with us listening to what we had just put down.  It’s an album about Sex and Violence…….

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11 Responses to “Sing In My Meadow, volume 3 – Introduction”

  1. Barry Says:

    February 9th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for a taste of what is to come- Sounds GREAT!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Psychedelic blues…YES!! Take care and hope to see you this year, couldn’t make the NY gigs. Peace

  2. mike Says:

    February 9th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Thank you Mike….I have been waiting for this for a long time. Psychedelic Electric Bluesey Fuzz :) This sounds like the howl that the Black Hills pine sing in the dead of Deadwood.

  3. Andrew Says:

    February 10th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Wow. Can’t wait for the Album. Hope the album will keep the ‘raw’ feel of the playback mixes.

  4. Stephen James Walker Says:

    February 11th, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Sounds fantastic! I’m really enjoying the Nomad Series – listening to \Demons\ a lot recently – and it’s great to have so much new Cowboy Junkies material within a relatively short space of time.

  5. Erv Says:

    February 11th, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Amazing stuff – catching the raw jam sound that I love so much from your live shows. Thank you for sharing this – and for the huge amount of work coming out so quick. Renmin, Demons, and immediately following with leaks of these wonderful tracks. After all four are done will you all be retiring to an island in the south sea somewhere from sheer exhaustion?

  6. James Says:

    February 12th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Very tasty . . . music like this is why Cowboy Junkies continue to be my all-time favorite band. Thank you for doing what you do.

  7. William Ball Says:

    March 8th, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    ALL OF THE ABOVE! But please DON’T retire to the south seas! I think it is awesome as well that you are giving so much new material in such a short time. It’s so easy for you guys to be my #1…so much to explore, visit and re-visit. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!

  8. janet Says:

    March 9th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    Sounds great. i can picture the place to play it live…not sure where that would be. thanks for your music. j

  9. Alex Says:

    March 9th, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Realy far from Pale Sun, crescent moon. More or less this song remember something of White off erth now.

  10. MadDoc Says:

    March 11th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    My favorite part of a CJ show is when the band launches off into jammin’ feedback territory. It doesn’t happen at every show, but when it does … that’s the stuff!

  11. Jonas Says:

    March 12th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    This is exactly how i want to hear Cowboy Junkies on CD!! Less production, more music as it happens. I am into high fidelity and this is what i like in recordings. I think it is more important to catch the moment than to get the most out of the production.