More nice things have been written about Demons…..pass along the word if you don’t mind……
“Vic Chesnutt’s…bare, bluesy, abrasive songs…perfectly realized here by the spooky, elegant sound of the Cowboy Junkies. . . .”
4 stars, MOJO
“ … one of the most defining albums from the Cowboy Junkies to date.
“I wasn’t sure what I was going to think about this record, his (Vic Chesnutt) music is sacred but they (Cowboy Junkies) do a great job….a loving tribute”
Robin Hilton, NPR
“The triumph of Demons lies not only in the Cowboy Junkies’ heartfelt tribute to their friend… but in also the band itself finding its most perfect meld of style and substance a quarter century into its career.”
“Demons is both a masterful exposition of a gifted storyteller and, at its essence, a riveting Cowboy Junkies album.”
“It’s a profoundly moving work.”
“Twenty-five years down the road and the Cowboy Junkies are more vibrant than ever.”
“…a celebration of both the Junkies and Chesnutt and one of the year’s best albums.”
4.5 Stars, The National Post
“Cowboy Junkies strike all the right chords with a performance that breaks through any tragic irony. Margo Timmins’ voice soars towards the heavens and the music swings in celebration of Vic Chesnutt’s life.”
“…Chesnutt at his lyrical peak and the Cowboys at their most intense.”
4 stars, Sunday Express
“Magnificently layered and sagely arranged versions of tunes written by the late, lamented Vic Chesnutt . . . .The finest tribute Vic could have.”
4 stars, Daily Mirror
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high praise indeed. congratulations on a remarkable musical accomplishment.
Loving Demons. This CD brought me back to the Junkie Fever I had long lost. I believe the Junkies have the right idea: Keep getting it out there. While it may seem counterintuitive, freedom within unyielding constraints creates beauty – in this case it is the time constraint of 4 albums in 18 months. Demons is proof. Can’t wait for more!
This album is outstanding! I was eagerly awaiting the release of this CD by CJ and it didn’t disappoint and I find I am not tiring listening to the album. I gave \Demons\ 5 stars in my review I wrote in CD Universe web site. Good job CJ!