0873. Cowboy Junkies
The Trinity Session
An album recorded with the band huddled around a lonesome mic, set in a church, and they had (just like everyonoe else who've ever recorded in a church) lied their way in, claiming to be godfearing Christians recording a Christmas album.
But unlike others the Cowboy Junkies seem to have behaved and didn't record naked or something like that. They didn't even recor anything offensive, but just alt country / slow rock songs.
And at first I think it sounds like 10,000 Maniacs, but …ah, Hell, who do I think I'm kidding? I think it sounds like 10,000 Maniacs the whole time! A countryfied Maniacs, but still.
Nothing wrong with that, though, it's just that Margo Timmins and Natalie Merchant just have something that makes their voices seem similar [fact checkk: when Cowboy Junkies recorded the two decade anniversary version of this, Natalie Merchant was one of the guest musicians].
It's a low key album and it's wholly okay, from the traditional songs and covers, to their original songs.