It took me about seven days to recover from our little China jaunt. Waking up every day at 4am and having my brain switch off at around 3pm. Very hazy waking hours. A few days after returning, I made an attempt at going into our studio and starting the final mix for Sing in My Meadow, but I actually fell asleep at the board. I did one of those full body jerks as I slowly faded to black while sitting there in my chair. So I have fallen little behind. The past two weeks I’ve been going in everyday and blasting my face with overdriven everything, trying to come up with a sound that is rude and ugly, but at the same time, is just plain fun to listen to. I’d send the days mixes off to Pete, Marg and Al every night and they’d get back to me with their comments and I’d adjust and tinker and tweak and try and see if I could get it all just a little bit louder, a little bit nastier, a little bit more gnarled and grouchy and crotchety in keeping with our age and temperaments. I think, I hope, we have succeeded. I want to make this the album that you put on when you’re trying to clear your living space of partygoers that have overstayed their welcome and you find your new BFF when that one person says, “hey, this is pretty cool…what is this?”. We should have final mixes finished this week, and then I need to mix a bonus EP of five or six unreleased live recordings to be a companion piece to the album. Then we need to master it and get it up on the website…so it looks like it will be sometime in August by the time we get it all to you. But in the meantime here is a final mix of 3rd Crusade, one of the more “poppy” tunes on the album…play that funky music white boy…and play it loud…
Here are some earlier blogs about the upcoming Volume 3:
Late Night Radio
Good luck with the final mixing…roll on August!!
Love it. Rock on.
Good thing I had a hat on, or my top would have blown off
Sounds like someone’s channeling Neil Young’s guitar. Nice. Please come back to Bethel Woods this year. Last year’s show was spectacular!
Betcha this was the track that blew the Forum out.
Another great tune by my all time favorite band! Always look forward to your new ventures~
Fantastic! Looking forward to the album.
i fn’ love that guitar riff..nice work,smitty
Love it! A new Junkies song or album is always the most pleasant of surprises. Who knew Christmas came in August? Thank you for making such magnificent music!
Looking forward to this release. I love it when you pull out the the noisy guitar and let it rip. This is when you guys are at your best.
I really love the song. An instant favorite. Margo’s voice on the harder songs is always a little under appreciated. The band sounds great too. I can”t say enough about how much I really like this song…got the white boy riff the first time I heard it. Great job. redevic triplett,
Gee whiz . . . why did you guys delete my comment? I thought my comment was semi-insightful and it was certainly a positive response to “Sing In My Meadow, volume 3 – 3rd Crusade”. Perhaps I’m being too sensitive, but this kinda hurt my feelings. Did I just have my first bad experience with Cowboy Junkies? :-(
Another awesome song by an awesome band. Can’t wait for the release! Thanks for your dedication and contribution to the music world. It is a better world with you guys in it.