Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Cowboy Junkies – All That Reckoning (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:02 minutes | 499 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Proper Records

The Canadian quartet led by Margo Timmins, her two brothers Michael and Peter and Alan Anton have emerged from six years of hibernation. Active since the mid-1980s on the folk stage, offering up an alternative kind of country with a fair bit of rock, the Cowboy Junkies have always been able to set themselves apart, be it with the quality of their recordings, using an ambisonic microphone; or for their mix of influences from jazz, blues and country. Everything is carefully calculated, like the release of i>All That Reckoning in Proper Records, which also marks the birthday of their famous album The Trinity Session. It took the Toronto group six years to finish off this project: and that’s because there were a few other factors at play, which inspired the lyrics. The members have reached an age that brings with it certain responsibilities. All That Reckoning underlines this evolution, in fatherhood in particular, and in personal and social relations, the fragile state of the world, and various challenges. On rock ballads with something of a psychedelic feel, Margo Timmins’s soft and smooth voice can bring her audience in and make them pay close attention. As for Michael, we can only salute his talent as a composer, in particular with the first track, All That Reckoningwith its gradual accumulation of instruments and The Possessed which paints a picture of a society in anguish… It’s a personal, human album, charged with emotions, and which catches the spirit of the times. – Anna Coluthe

1. All That Reckoning, Pt. 1 (03:51)
2. When We Arrive (04:28)
3. The Things We Do to Each Other (03:56)
4. Wooden Stairs (04:20)
5. Sing Me a Song (04:20)
6. Mountain Stream (04:50)
7. Missing Children (03:40)
8. Shining Teeth (04:40)
9. Nose Before Ear (04:15)
10. All That Reckoning, Pt. 2 (04:19)
11. The Possessed (03:23)