Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session


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1988 Canadian pressing Canada Collection


Recorded originally at 44.1kHz/16-bit

Remastered by original recording engineer Peter Moore, and Cowboy Junkies

Hybrid SACD authored by Gus Skinas at the Super Audio Center

Expanded booklet with additional photos, unreleased cover design as the band originally intended

New liner notes written by author and music editor Jason Schneider

Read about the making of this spectacular album in Tom Doyle's October 2015 article for Sound On Sound magazine here.

Cowboy Junkies recorded this spectacular album as a "live" event at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto. It was recorded with a digital R-Dat and using only a Calrec Ambisonic Microphone. What this means is the record sounds like the band was playing right in front of you with the perfect ambiance.

Featuring the sultry voice of Margo Timmins, the precise musicianship of her brothers Peter (on drums) and Michael (on guitar), and bassist Alan Anton, The Trinity Session is a spare, evocative, countrified-rock classic. Their inspired reworking of both "Blue Moon" and "Working On A Building" reveal the Timmins family to be talented interpreters and insightful neo-traditionalists. Mixing the ambitious songwriting of Margo and Michael Timmins with subdued covers of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" and Hank Williams' "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," The Trinity Session is an exquisite collection that holds up quite well under repeated listenings.

Not there for the November 27, 1987 live event? This Hybrid SACD will make you want to close your eyes and imagine yourself being right there in the pews while they play.

"The main appeal of The Trinity Session, the Cowboy Junkies' second album, remains its lo-fi sound. The ambient buzz of Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity, where the Junkies recorded the album around one microphone, colors every song, reinforcing the live setting and generating vinyl intimacy even on CD. It's as if the church itself was an instrument, one that Junkies could play pretty well. It allows Margo Timmins' voice to fill your field of vision, simultaneously soothing and unsettling, while her brother Michael's guitar rumbles through the songs, a little louder and sharper than anticipated." — Pitchfork


1. Mining For Gold
2. Misguided Angel
3. Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
4. I Don't Get It
5. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
6. To Love is to Bury
7. 200 More Miles
8. Dreaming My Dreams With You
9. Working on a Building
10. Sweet Jane
11. Postcard Blues
12. Walking After Midnight

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 3 person(s) rated this product.

Amazing SACD for Analog purists....

posted on 04/15/2023
5 Stars
Reviewer: Matt.
God bless Chad and the Analog Productions crew for putting this out on SACD. I am very much an Analog guy but this sounds amazing. The air, the sparkle and detail in this SACD are breathtaking and releases such as this driving the SACD hardware and software market. I only wish Analog Productions would publish these as Single Layer SACD instead of Hybrid disks! There is nobody buying these for the CD layer, so why compromise the sound???

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