COWBOY JUNKIES – ” Trinity Sessions ” Released 28 Years Ago Today

Posted: November 6, 2014 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Cowboy Junkies have just recorded the Blind Willie Johnson song “Jesus Coming Soon”. This is for the upcoming Blind Willie Johnson tribute album “God Don’t Never Change”  featuring recordings by Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Sinead O’Connor, Rickie Lee Jones, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks and many more…The release date has yet to be scheduled, but we’ll let you know. Cowboy Junkies will also be looking back at The Trinity Session recording on their Facebook Page this month. They will be posting pictures from behind the scenes of that special day and much more.

The Trinity Session is a 1988 album by “Cowboy Junkies”  and was their second album release. Recorded in Toronto at the Church of the Holy Trinity at the end of November 1987,  with the band circled around a single microphone. The album includes a mixture of original material by the band and some covers of classic Folk Rock and County songs . including the band’s most famous single, a cover of  The Velvet Underground song “Sweet Jane” , based on the version found on the Live 1969 Velvet Underground album rather than the later studio version from “Loaded” . Also included is “Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)”, which is both a cover and an original, combining a new song by the band with the pop standard “Blue Moon“. Released in early 1988 on latent records in Canada. then released later that year through-out the rest of the world on RCA records.

In 2007 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow’s Parties-curated ” Don’t look Back”  series. Also in that year, the band returned to The Church of the Holy Trinity to record a new version of the Trinity Session with special guest musicians Natalie Merchant, Vic Chesnutt and Ryan Adams. This new set of recordings was released as “Trinity Sessions Revisited” to commemorate the 20th anniversary Of ” The Trinity Sessions”. release.

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