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All That Reckoning
Cowboy Junkies - All That Reckoning.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 13, 2018[1]
StudioThe Hangar, Toronto
GenreAlternative country,[2] rock,[3]
Length46:20[4]
LabelLatent,[1] Proper[5]
ProducerMichael Timmins, Alan Anton[6]
Cowboy Junkies chronology
Notes Falling Slow
(2015)
All That Reckoning
(2018)
Ghosts
(2020)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.3÷10[7]
Metacritic83/100[8]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [4]
American Songwriter[9]
Exclaim!7/10 [10]
Flood7/10 [11]
The Guardian[12]
Financial Times[13]
Metro7/10 [14]
Paste Magazine6.6÷10[15]
The Times[16]
Uncut8/10[17]

All That Reckoning is an album by the Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies, released in 2018. The album features eleven new songs to focus on „empty hearts, empty nests, lost paths, lost lives, and all the reckoning that brings about the end of things, and the beginnings of something else. [The] songs are about reckoning on a personal level and reckoning on a social level,“ as stated by Michael Timmins.[1]

Album development

The Junkies last recorded an album together in 2012, the final album of their Nomad series. Since then they worked on different projects, such as The Kennedy Suite, and other things, and just remained busy. According to Michael Timmins, they had released plenty of albums, and in the current business climate, the reasoning for releasing more music became more for the art than other factors. One „can get that part of one’s personality massaged by doing live shows and small projects. A whole album is a lot of work. You sort of begin to think, ‚Does anybody care anymore?‘ But it’s hard for us to think about singles or whatever format people are purporting to be the new way of putting out music. So if we’re going to record, for us, it’s going to be an album.“[18]

Timmins accumulated songs that reached into the personal and political sides, songs that try to figure out where people are headed in the world, where society is heading, what the end results may look like. According to Michael Timmns, „There’s a lot of pressures and a lot of crumbling of institutions, very little foundation to put one’s feet on again, especially at an older age. You sort of expect things to be there and realize, ‚My God, what I thought was a standard, whether it be an institution or a way of dealing with people in our society, is disappearing.‘ “.[18] After accumulating the songs, it was time to shape them artistically, and the Junkies went to their home studio to hammer All That Reckoning into shape.[18] The poetry of William Blake provided inspiration for some of the songs, specifically, „The Angel“ inspired „Mountain Stream“, and „The Tyger“ inspired „Missing Children“.[6] The music that Michael Timmins produces has a lot of input from the band these days. The songwriting part is Michael, a guitar, and solitude. After creating the lyrics, Michael mixes in the other band members voices and instruments to create the Junkie sound. Anton would display some elaborate bass lines, which Michael would write songs around, and then Margo and Peter would add her voice and his drums and fill out the songs. Then the songs would be played live before recording them, to clean up and round off the songs.[19]

Michael Timmins goal when writing the album was to not just write about the current politics of the day, because that risks becoming irrelevant a few years later. The album has an internal dialogue, showing a reflection of the exterior world on the interior world and vice versa. In addition, the Junkies aimed to avoid a hard viewpoint, to not push a view, so as to include a large spectrum of viewpoints as held by their audience. One example of the album’s internal and external voice is the two versions of the album’s title track „All That Reckoning Part 1“ and „All That Reckoning Part 2“, with the first part displaying an unspoken dread of a relationship in crisis, and the second part a jagged psychedelic song full of anger. According to Michael Timmins, „[The songs] kind of fed into the title — the way we relate to each other, and the personal and the social — so it made sense in a high-concept way. But in a very basic way, we just liked the way both of them put the song across.“[20]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Michael Timmins except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1.„All That Reckoning (Part 1)“Michael Timmins, Alan Anton3:52
2.„When We Arrive“Michael Timmins, Anton4:31
3.„The Things We Do to Each Other“Michael Timmins, Anton3:56
4.„Wooden Stairs“ 4:22
5.„Sing Me a Song“Michael Timmins, Anton4:20
6.„Mountain Stream“ 4:51
7.„Missing Children“ 3:40
8.„Shining Teeth“ 4:41
9.„Nose Before Ear“ 4:15
10.„All That Reckoning (Part 2)“Michael Timmins, Anton4:29
11.„The Possessed“ 3:23
Total length:46:20

Personnel

Cowboy Junkies[6]

  • Margo Timmins – vocals
  • Michael Timmins – guitar, ukulele
  • Alan Anton – bass, keyboards
  • Peter Timmins – drums, percussion

Additional musicians[6]

  • Bill Dillon – guitar solo (track 1, 10), backwards guitar (track 6, 9), lead guitar (track 7)
  • Aaron Goldstein – lead guitar (track 1, 5, 10), leslie guitar (track 2)
  • Jesse O’Brien – Organ (track 2, 9), piano (track 2–4, 9)
  • James McKie – Fiddle (track 4, 7, 9)

Production[6]

  • Michael Timmins – producer, recorder, mixed by
  • Alan Anton – co-producer
  • Peter J. Moore – mastering
  • Peter Timmins – artwork
  • Jonny DeSilva – graphic design
  • Viktor Jakovlev – photography
  • Tiago dos Santos – photography
  • Maheko Ciao – photography

Charts

ChartPeak
position
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[21]24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[22]79
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23]87
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[24]143
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[25]124
UK Albums (OCC)[26]78

References

  1. ^ a b c Slingerland, Calum (May 2, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies Unveil New Album ‚All That Reckoning‘ . Exclaim!. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Mardles, Paul (July 15, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning review – alt-country pioneers stay beautifully true“. The Guardian. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (July 13, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning — ‚quiet excellence‘ . Financial Times. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Deming, Mark. „All That Reckoning - Cowboy Junkies“. AllMusic. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Abrams, Ken (July 13, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning“. Folk Radio. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e All That Reckoning (CD liner). Cowboy Junkies. Canada: Latent Recordings. 2018. LATEXCD55.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ „All That Reckoning by Cowboy Junkies“. Anydecentmusic.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  8. ^ „Metacritic Review“. Metacritic.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  9. ^ Horowitz, Hal (9 July 2019). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning“. American Songwriter. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  10. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (July 9, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning“. Exclaim!. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Hurst, Josh (July 18, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies, „All That Reckoning“. Flood. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Mardles, Paul (15 July 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning review – alt-country pioneers stay beautifully true“. The Guardian. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  13. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (13 July 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning — ‚quiet excellence‘ . Financial Times. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  14. ^ Chick, Stevie (July 16, 2018). „Music review: All That Reckoning, Cowboy Junkies“. Metro. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  15. ^ Galvin, Annie (August 3, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning Review“. Paste Magazine. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  16. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (13 July 2018). „Pop review: Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning“. The Times. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  17. ^ Bonner, Michael (August 23, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning“. Uncut. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  18. ^ a b c Graff, Gary (May 1, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies Return With ‚All That Reckoning,‘ Title Track From New Album: Première“. Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  19. ^ Wilson, Cynthia (June 19, 2018). „Michael Timmins & All That Reckoning“. The New Scene. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  20. ^ Zivitz, Jordan (July 13, 2018). „Cowboy Junkies explore personal politics on All That Reckoning“. Montréal Gazette. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  21. ^ „Cowboy Junkies Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)“. Billboard. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  22. ^ „Ultratop.be – Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning“ (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  23. ^ „Offiziellecharts.de – Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning“ (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  24. ^ „Dutchcharts.nl – Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning“ (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  25. ^ „Ultratop.be – Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning“ (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  26. ^ „Official Albums Chart Top 100“. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

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Cowboy Junkies

Allgemeine Informationen
HerkunftToronto, Kanada
Genre(s)Rock, Country
Gründung1985
Websitewww.cowboyjunkies.com
Gründungsmitglieder
Margo Timmins
Michael Timmins
Peter Timmins
Alan Anton

Die Cowboy Junkies sind eine kanadische Band. Sie gelten als eine stilbildende Band des Alternative Country und verbinden Elemente von Indie-Rock, Blues, Folk und Country-Musik.

Geschichte

Die Band formierte sich 1985 in Toronto. Gründungsmitglieder sind die Geschwister Michael (* 1959), Peter (* 1965) und Margo (* 1961) Timmins sowie Alan Anton (* 1959 als Alan Alizojvodic), der bereits zuvor mit Michael Timmins in anderen Bands gespielt hatte.

Ihr Debütalbum Whites Off Earth Now!! enthielt überwiegend Coverversionen, von Lightnin’ Hopkins, Bruce Springsteen, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker und Big Joe Williams. Lediglich der Song Take Me wurde von Margo und Michael Timmins geschrieben. Das Album wurde 1986 in einer Garage aufgenommen und über das eigene Label Latent Recordings vertrieben.

Das zweite Album The Trinity Session von 1988 ist bis heute das bekannteste der Band. Es wurde am 27. November 1987 in einer 14-stündigen Session mit einem einzigen Mikrofon in der Kirche Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto aufgenommen. Neben sechs Eigenkompositionen finden sich darauf u. a. Coverversionen von Sweet Jane (Lou Reed) und I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams). Der Erfolg dieses Albums brachte den Cowboy Junkies 1989 einen Plattenvertrag mit RCA Records ein. Insgesamt wurden davon über 1,5 Millionen Exemplare verkauft.

1990 folgte das Album The Caution Horses und eine Tournee zusammen mit Townes Van Zandt. Dieser schrieb für die Band den Song Cowboy Junkies Lament, wofür Michael Timmins sich mit Townes‘ Blues revanchierte. Beide Songs finden sich auf dem 1992 erschienenen Album Black Eyed Man. Nach dem Album Pale Sun Crescent Moon (1993) wechselte die Band von RCA zu Geffen Records und brachte 1996 das Album Lay It Down heraus. Es ist das erste, das ausschließlich Eigenkompositionen enthält. Nach Veröffentlichung des Albums Miles from Our Home (1998) endete der Vertrag mit Geffen Records. Das nächste Album Open wurde 2001 wieder vom eigenen Label Latent Recordings herausgebracht.

Zum zwanzigjährigen Jubiläum von The Trinity Session erschien Trinity Revisited 2007 als Album und Dokumentarfilm. Aufgenommen am Ort der Originalaufnahme, sind diesmal Natalie Merchant, Ryan Adams und Vic Chesnutt als Gastsänger dabei.

Zum dreißigjährigen Bandjubiläum erschien 2015 eine 4CD-Box unter dem Titel Notes Falling Slow, die aus remastered Versionen der Alben One Soul Now, Early 21st Century Blues, At the End of Paths Taken (2004–2007), sowie einer Bonus-CD mit einer Sammlung von auf diesen Alben nicht verwendeten Aufnahmen besteht.

Diskografie

Alben

JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[1][2]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 DE UK US
1989The Trinity SessionUS26
Platin
Platin

(29 Wo.)US
CA:Doppelplatin×2Doppelplatin
1990The Caution HorsesUK33
(4 Wo.)UK
US47
(16 Wo.)US
CA:PlatinPlatin
1992Black Eyed ManUK21
(3 Wo.)UK
US76
(15 Wo.)US
CA:GoldGold
1993Pale Sun, Crescent MoonUS114
(14 Wo.)US
CA:GoldGold
1996Lay It DownUK80
(1 Wo.)UK
US55
(21 Wo.)US
CA:GoldGold
1998Miles from Our HomeUS98
(5 Wo.)US
2001OpenUS107
(2 Wo.)US
2004One Soul NowUS127
(2 Wo.)US
2010Renmin Park: The Nomad Series Volume IUS169
(1 Wo.)US
2018All That ReckoningDE87
(1 Wo.)DE
UK78
(1 Wo.)UK
2022Songs of the RecollectionDE86
(1 Wo.)DE

Weitere Alben

Studioalben
  • Whites off Earth Now!! (10÷1986)
  • Early 21st Century Blues (04÷2005)
  • At the End of Paths Taken (04÷2007)
  • ’Neath Your Covers, Part 2 (04÷2007) (nur als Download)
  • Written, Recorded and Unreleased (09÷2007) (nur als Download)
  • Trinity Revisited (10÷2007)
  • Demons (The Nomad Series - Volume 2) (12÷2010 als limitierter Download, CD Veröffentlichung 02/2011)
  • Demons Bonus Tracks EP (12÷2010) (nur als Download)
  • Sing in My Meadow (The Nomad Series - Volume 3) (10÷2011)
  • The Wilderness (The Nomad Series - Volume 4) (03÷2012)
  • Notes Falling Slow (11÷2015) 4CD Boxset
  • Ghosts (03÷2020) (nur digital)
Livealben
  • Two Lone Figures on the American Landscape (09÷1989)
  • 200 More Miles – Live Performances 1985 – 1994 (10÷1995)
  • Waltz Across America (10÷2000)
  • Live in Toronto 10 17 2000 (11÷2000) (Video)
  • Open Road (06÷2002)
  • The Radio One Sessions (07÷2002)
  • In the Time Before Llamas (10÷2003)
  • Long Journey Home (05÷2005) (DVD)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 1 - The Path Taken (09÷2007) (nur als Download)
  • Acoustic Junk (09÷2007) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 2 - Blowin’ and Driftin’ (01÷2008) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 3 – Waltz Across America Tour (03÷2008) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 4 - In the Time Before Tapers (10÷2009) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 5 - Empire Theatre - Bellville (01÷2010) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 6 - The Genesis (07÷2010) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 7 - Rockland, ME 4-17-2010/Somerville, MA 4-18-2010 (12÷2010) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 8 (05÷2011) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 9 (07÷2011) (nur als Download)
  • Sing in My Meadow - Live EP (10÷2011) (nur als Download)
  • Cookie Crumbs, Vol. 10 - Underdogs (05÷2012) (nur als Download)
Sammelalben
  • Studio - Selected Studio Recordings 1986-1995 (12÷1996)
  • Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes (06÷1999)
  • Sweet Jane (01÷2001)
  • The Best of the Cowboy Junkies (11÷2002)
  • Sharon Temple Session (09÷2007) (nur als Download)
Sonstiges
  • Margo’s Corner - Ty Tyrfu Sessions, Volume 1 (07÷2009), Margo Timmins Soloalbum, nur als Download

Singles

JahrTitel
Album
Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[1]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
Anmerkungen
 UK
1989Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)
The Trinity Session
UK87
(6 Wo.)UK
1990Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
The Caution Horses
UK90
(2 Wo.)UK
’Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
The Caution Horses
UK93
(2 Wo.)UK

Weitere Singles

  • Sweet Jane (03÷1989)
  • Southern Rain (01÷1992)
  • A Horse in the Country (03÷1992)
  • Live! (12÷1992)
  • A Common Disaster (02÷1996)
  • Angel Mine (07÷1996)
  • Ooh Las Vegas (1999)
  • I’m So Open (11÷2001)

Literatur

  • Cowboy Junkies - XX (Whale and Star 2006), ISBN 0−9673608−7−0. - Erschienen zum 20-jährigen Bestehen der Band; darin: Fotografien und Faksimiles, eine Auswahl von Songtexten begleitet von Aquarellbildern von Enrique Martinez Celaya sowie eine Chronologie von Michael Timmins.

Quellen

  1. a b Chartquellen: DE UK US
  2. Gold-/Platinauszeichnungen: CA / US

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