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Various Artists / Alberta: Wild Roses Northern Lights
Album:Alberta: Wild Roses Northern Lights Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Jul 2006

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Add Date:2006-09-03 Pull Date:2006-11-05 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 5Oct 29Oct 22Oct 15Oct 8Oct 1Sep 24Sep 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 10, 2011:Buford J. Sharkley's Bovine/Cowboy Ballads/Cantos
I Turn Into A Cowboy
4.Oct 24, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Do You Know Slim Evans?
2.Nov 02, 2006:Old New Borrowed & Blues
Land Of The Shining Mountains
5.Oct 17, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Big-Boned Gal
3.Oct 31, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian
Oti Nikan
6.Oct 10, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemianh
Alberta Crude

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-08-17 
A typically good Smithsonian compilation. Artists from the province of Alberta. Everything from cowboy songs to Ukrainian choral music, Celtic fiddle tunes to First Nations and folk rock. An impressive variety of performers (including k.d. lang) and music. Mostly country/bluegrass/folk though. It’s all very good and I’d give each track one star.

1. Starts slow, gets up. County, folksy, rock. Toe-tapping.
2. Cowboy harp into a twangy country.
3. Midtempo cowboy ballad. Nicely done.
4. Head-nodding bluegrassy twang. Yee-haw! Mid/up.
5. Mid, female harmonies, drums in Cree. Very cool.
6. Instrumental. Fast & slick Celtic/bluegrass fiddle/guitar.
7. Midtempo country w/warm male vox.
8. Hip rockabilly about drilling for oil.
9. Upbeat country swing, makes you want to dance.
10. Late night roadhouse electric county. Mid/up. Cool.
11. Drum circle into midtempo Native folk rock.
12. Wacky-fast Ukrainian polka w/an updated sound.
13. Starts slow, midtempo rock in French.
14. Twangy midtempo electric bluegrass w/fem vox.
15. Midtempo folk ballad w/Jim Croce-esque vocals.
16. A capella intro. Mid/up country folk - union story song.
17. Midtempo cowboy ode – nicely atmospheric.
18. Set of two Celtic reels. Very well played.
19. Downtempo folk ballad w/good male vox. Sad.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Corb Lund Band, TheNo Roads Here
2.Hannam, John WortChurch Of The Long Grass
3.Tyson, IanLand Of The Shining Mountains
4.Land, K.D.Big-Boned Gal
5.AsaniOti Nikan
6.Volrath, CalvinWild Alberta Roses
7.Wilson, TomThe Harvest Dance
8.Hus, TimAlberta Crude
9.Tamashiro, TimI Turn Into A Cowboy
10.Swiftys, TheSweet Rose
11.Vinson, Laura And Free SpiritHalf-Breed
12.KubasonicsPolka From L'viv
13.Le TwesAllez Ouest
14.Morrison, TerryLong Dusty Road
15.White, Diamond JoeHigh Rider
16.Dunn, MariaDo You Know Slim Evans?
17.Wilkie, David And Cowboy CelticWind In The Wire
18.Mcdades, TheJonny's Flush/The Boiling Hen
19.Tyson, IanFour Strong Winds