Lay It Down

Lay It Down

by Cowboy JunkiesCowboy Junkies


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Released in 1996, this CD definitively answers a question that has occasionally plagued the Cowboy Junkies: yes, they sound good, but can they rock? Though still laden with the melancholia that has marked previous efforts, this CD is sonically dense, guitar-drenched, and good at high-volume levels. Margo Timmins' voice has never been more expressive, and the lyrics shimmer with intensity. Although the band has occasionally touched on quiet moments reminiscent of fellow Canadian Neil Young, little they have done before this album approached the emotive wail of his louder efforts. The Cowboy Junkies have proven their versatility while retaining their unique sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/1996
Label: Fontana Geffen
UPC: 0720642495223
catalogNumber: 24952
Rank: 65740

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cowboy Junkies   Primary Artist
Alan Anton   Bass
Jeff Bird   Organ
Andy Carlson   Violin
John Keane   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Margo Timmins   Vocals
Michael Timmins   Guitar
Peter Timmins   Drums
David Henry   Cello
Carl Schab   Viola
Peter Schab   Violin
Tim White   Organ

Technical Credits

Andy Carlson   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Dave Houghton   Art Direction
John Keane   Producer,Engineer
Michael Timmins   Producer
Robert Cobban   Engineer,Engineering
Dale Morningstar   Engineer

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