Cowboy Junkies / All That Reckoning
Album: All That Reckoning   Collection:General
Artist:Cowboy Junkies   Added:Jan 2019
Label:Latent Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-01-22 Pull Date: 2019-03-26
Week Ending: Mar 24 Mar 17 Mar 10 Mar 3 Feb 24 Feb 17 Feb 3 Jan 27
Airplays: 2 2 1 4 1 4 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 12, 2023: That's not Bluegrass
All That Reckoning (Part 2)
4. Sep 01, 2021: Hanging in the Bone Yard (rebroadcast from Mar 2, 2019)
Nose Before Ear
2. Oct 12, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Mar 29, 2019)
Nose Before Ear
5. Aug 16, 2021: Music Genealogy
When We Arrive
3. Sep 21, 2021: Traditions - International Women's Day Edition (rebroadcast from Mar 8, 2019)
Sing Me A Song
6. Aug 16, 2021: Music Genealogy
When We Arrive

Album Review
Trish McBride
Reviewed 2019-01-16
Trish McBee
Reviewed 2019-01-16

This is the Candian band, Cowboy Junkies, first studio album in six years. "Stately North American noise, close to blues, touching country, shading rock." Beautiful voices, lovely songwriting, and dense but calming music. Politically charged, addressing current political and social issues.

RIYL: Bowie, Robert Fripp, Velvet Underground
Recommended tracks: 5, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10

1) All that Reckoning (Part 1) (3:52) Dark, slow-blooming bassline

2) **When We Arrive (4:31) Melodic, slow tempo, vocal reverb, tambourine, brushed percussion, sustained organ.

3) *The Things We Do To Each Other (3:56) (Focus track for radio according to the promoter; not my favorite track, though). A song about the politics of fear unleashing the forces of hate. Soft beat. Builds slowly, underpinned by a low, somber guitar solo, Fades out at the end.

4) Wooden Stairs (4:22) Downbeat, dark, Very personal lyrics. Slow. Not one of my favorite tracks.

5) ***Sing Me A Song (4:20) Upbeat rocker, full band. Fuzzy electric guitar. Cool echo vocals. Nice lead guitar. Hard stop. My personal favorite track.

6) Mountain Stream (4:51) Slow, methodical. interesting lead guitar solo in the middle. Melancholic, beautiful vocals, lyrics and subtle melody. Hard stop.

7) *Missing Children (3:40) Rocking guitar, bluesy drag and drawl"

8) Shining Teeth (4:41) Slow, a metaphorical piece of relatable lyricism and wistful guitar riffs.

9) **Nose Before Ear (4:15) Cowboy Junkies signature sound. Medium tempo. Great acoustic guitar leads towards the middle and at the end.

10) *All That Reckoning (4:29) Rocker with fuzz box guitar. I like this version better than the Pt. 1 version (track 1).

11) The Possessed (3:23) Simple ukulele strum, soft vocals, tambourine

Track Listing
1. All That Reckoning (Part 1)   6. Mountain Stream
2. When We Arrive   7. Missing Children
3. The Things We Do To Each Other   8. Shining Teeth
4. Wooden Stairs   9. Nose Before Ear
5. Sing Me A Song   10. All That Reckoning (Part 2)
  11. The Possessed