Cowboy Junkies on Various Collections: 1997 up to today:

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collections featuring the Cowboy Junkies between 1997 and today appear here.

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God Don't Never Change:
The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson

Released February 23,2016

Track 4: Jeusus Is Coming Soon

Michael Timmins: "We started working around a sample of Johnson singing the chorus, building the arrangement around his vocals. We were going to take him out, but it made such a big difference in the energy of the song every time he came around in the chorus, we decided to keep it in. He sings harmonies with Margo from beyond the grave."

Available on Vinyl, CD and Digital Download on Alligator Records

Paint It Black:
An Alt Country Tribute To The Rolling Stones

Released May 17,2011

Track 3: Moonlight Mile

Recorded in 2009, the Junkies first performed this live on June 29, 2009 in Northampton. From the Rolling Stones album Sticky Fingers

Digital Download Only

Joey's Song: Volume 1
Fundraiser for The Epilepsy Foundation

Released January 25, 2011

Track 9: This Street, That Man, This Life

Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins, Jeff Bird

Previously unreleased acoustic version

Purchase and more information here

CD and Digital Download

Garth Hudson Presents
A Canadian Celebration of The Band

Released November 16, 2010

Track 6: Clothes Line Saga

Margo Timmins Vocals
Michael Timmins Guitar
Peter Timmins Drums
Alan Anton Bass
with Garth Hudson on Keyboards


the Rounder Records Story
Various Artists

Released October 10, 2010

4 CD Box Set, CD # 4 the 2000's Track 12: Small Swift Birds

Rounder Records 11661-3295-2

The Village
A celebration of the music of greenwich village

November 2009

Track 11: Once I Was

A cover of the Tim Buckley song - Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Michael Timmins

Margo Timmins Vocals
Michael Timmins Guitar
Peter Timmins Drums
Alan Anton Bass
Noel Webb Piano
Aaron Goldstein Pedal Steel Guitar

429 Records

Northern Songs
canada's best & brightest
September 2008

Track 3: Sweet Jane

Starbuck's Entertainment

Like a Hurricane
December 2007 Issue of Uncut (UK)

Track 14: Tired Eyes

UNCUT 2007 12

May 2007 Issue of Uncut (UK)

Track 5: Brand New World

Taken from the Cooking Vinyl album At The End of Paths Taken

UNCUT 2007 05

Delicatessen 7
Cooking Vinyl
Promo Release Early 2006

Track 7: Brothers Under The Bridge

From the album Early 21st Century Blues

GRILLCD024P Made in England

This Bird Has Flown:
A 40th Anniversary Tribute to Rubber Soul
Released Oct 25, 2005

Track 14: Run For Your Life (Lennon/McCartney)

Margo Timmins - vocal
Michael Timmins - guitar
Peter Timmins - drums
Alan Anton - bass
The Clubhouse Quartet - back-up vocals

Produced and Engineered by Michael Timmins
Mixed by Jeff Wolpert

The Cowboy Junkies appear courtesy of Rounder Records

This song is currently not available elsewhere

Thunder Road
Tracks Inspired by The Boss
November 2005 Issue of Uncut

Track 4: You're Missing

CD included with Nov '05 Issue of Uncut Magazine, the following from the magazine: From their spooked version of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" to their extraordinary take on "Blue Moon" via an improbable stab at Dinosaur Jr's "The Post", nobody has a way with covers like Toronto's Cowboy Junkies. Although in Michael Timmins they have a fine songwriter, he has just two credits on their latest release Early 21st Century Blues. Among the other tracks are their versions of songs by Dylan, U2 and Lennon - plus this haunting take on Springsteen's "You're Missing" from The Rising, with a typically desolate vocal from Margo Timmins. They've also previously cover The Boss' "State Trooper".

Other Voices 3
Released 2005

Track 12: Misguided Angel

Recorded live December 4, 2004 in Dingle, County Kerry

Margo, Michael, Jeff & Jaro

Small photos of each artist inside the front cover, Margo show here.

Hummingbird Productions 5 099386 248620

New Music Sampler
2005 Promo Issue

Track 8: December Skies

Early 21st Century Blues is filled with a very special intimacy unmatched since the Junkies released their landmark The Trinity Session album 18 years ago. Featuring interpretations of songs from artists such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and John Lennon, plus two new Junkies originals, Early 21st Century Blues is the Junkies' own "small document of hope" for the times we live in.

ROUNDER 11671-8140-2

Take Root Festival DVD
Recorded October 2, 2004
Available Late 2004

The full band plus Jaro and Jeff played this festival in Assen, The Netherlands. It was about a 1 hour set but only these 2 songs made this DVD compliation.

19. Pale Sun
20. Helpless

Tracks #4:
August/September 2004

Track 17: Stars of Our Stars

From the inside cover: "One Soul Now is the first album the Cowboy Junkies have recorded on their own, without any outside producers or engineers. Driven by the guitar of Michael Timmins and the smoky vocals by this sister, Margo, the album addresses universal themes and questions about life today."

For the record, there are no Prince songs on the CD.

A Tribute to the songs of Alejandro Escovedo
released July 27, 2004

Disc 1 (of 2), Track 9: Don't Need You

Margo Timmins: Vocals
Michael Timmins: Guitars and backing vox
Peter Timmins: Drums
Alan Anton: Bass
Jaro Czerwinec: Accordion

Produced and Engineered by Michael Timmins, Mixed by Jeff Wolpert
Recorded at The Clubhouse, Toronto, Canada

Rounder 2004 Sampler
released 2004

Track 6: The Stars of Our Stars

Free CD at Tower Records with the purchase of any 2 Rounder CD's. A good little collection including Sarah Harmer, Blue Rodeo and The Tragically Hip.

11671 8084-2

PASTE Magazine
June/July 2004

A sampler CD is included with each copy of the magazine. For more more on Paste, visit Paste Magazine

Track 6. Stars of Our Stars

Death In Vegas

Track 10. Sweet Jane

Yet another re-release of the original Trinity Session version


released September 2003

Track 1: The Way I Feel

Recorded at: The Clubhouse
Engineered and Produced by: Michael Timmins, Mixed by Jeff Wolpert

"When my wife first moved from Virginia to Toronto she couldn't figure out why she kept running into people named Gord. I told her that there are two things that Canadians take seriously: hockey and music. So I introduced her to a picture of Gordie Howe and played her some Gordon Lightfoot. Howe, she had never heard of, but to the Lightfoot song her response was, 'oh, he's Canadian?'...typical American response, typical Canadian superstar." - Michael Timmins


the very best of country
Released 2003

Disc 2, track 7 'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel

Canada's Cowboy Junkies came from a rock background to create their own unique take on American roots music and reclaim country music's legacy for a new hip generation - just as Gram Parsons had done two decades earlier. Written by Michael Timmins, 'Cause Cheap Is How I Feel comes from their 1990 album The Caution Horses and features the haunting voice of Margo Timmins.

NSCDD 2006

I Remember That
Australian release 2003

A 2 CD collection of hits from the 70's and 80's

Disc 2, track 15: Sweet Jane

This CD also features Bruce Cockburn


Maple Music One
released Summer 2002

A collection of songs by Canadian artists
available through Maple Music

Track 16. Carmelita 3:47

Written by Fred Eaglesmith
Published by Bash Music
Courtesy of absolutely no one
Produced by: Michael Timmins
Photo Credit: Richard Belland

This song is only available elsewhere
on the CD single for Angel Mine.

For more information on Fred Eaglesmith
visit his site.

Juno Awards
2002 Nominee Collection
Promo release 2002

A 2 CD release featuring the nominated songs from the 2002 Juno Awards (the Canadian version of the Grammys). The awards were presented on Sunday April 14, 2002.

Disc 1, Track 5: I'm So Open

Saucy & Sublime
Restoration Hardware
released 2002

A strange collection of songs including Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison and Listen to the Music by the
Doobie Brothers.

Track 5. Small Swift Birds

Delicatessen 4
released 2002

13. I'm So Open (Single Edit) 2:59

The inside booklet contains a small picture of the cover of Open and the following comments:
"If anyone can claim to be the godfathers of, it's Cowboy Junkies." Q

Cooking Vinyl, Made in the U.K.


Uncut Hard Rain Vol 2.
A Tribute to Bob Dylan
released circa 2002

Track 13. If You Gotta Go, Go Now

From Uncut Magazine

Coast to Coast
released April 2002

5. beneath the gate

A collection of songs featuring female singers. Included is Heartbreak Even by Ani DiFranco.

Balling The Jack
The Birth of the nu-blues
released 2002

track 18. Postcard Blues

a tribute to Townes Van Zandt
released Summer 2001

All lyrics and music
composed by Townes Van Zandt.

Track 4. Highway Kind 6:06

To find out more about Townes Van Zandt

FFE 7019 2

Loose new sounds of the old west volume 3
released Summer 2001

"Misguided Angel" first appeared on "The Trinity Session", an album recorded around a solitary microphone in Toronto's Holy Trinity Church. In an era when most bands seemed concerned only with lipstick and powders, they ressurected Hank Williams, calmed him down and then introduced him to Lou Reed. The result was one of the greatest albums of the 1980's. This live version is taken from 'Waltz Across America', an internet only release at

Track 20 Misguided Angel


Rounder Records
New Release Sampler
July 2001

Track 14. I'm So Open

Lonesome, moody sentiments swirling with sweet harmonies, smoldering feedback and fluttering keyboards.


Rounder Records
New Release Sampler
May 2001

Track 1. Bread and Wine
Track 2. I'm So Open

Rounder CD PR1229 P

Uncut Vol 2. Gimme Shelter
16 Amazing Covers of Classic Songs by The Rolling Stones
released 2001

Track 3. Dead Flowers

From Uncut Magazine, 16 tracks total

The Songs of Bob Dylan Vol 2.
May Your Song Always Be Sung Again
released 2001

Track 4. If You Gotta Go, Go Now

Australian release, BMG 74321 84693 2

You're Invited
to a special live performance
released early 2001

6 studio tracks including:
Track 1. Bread and Wine
Track 2. I'm So Open

from the upcoming Cowboy Junkies album Open. The Rounder Records Group Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary

Rounder CD PR1224 P

Uncut Feb 2001
released Jan 2001

Track 8. Sweet Jane

This is the live version from Waltz Across America. The CD is included with the magazine

UNCUT UG-26 32

MapleMusic Compilation
Released 2000

Track 1. Hollow As A Bone (revisited)

It appears this is the same live version as on Waltz Across America, a limited release collection from the very early days of MapleMusic.

Released March 2000

Track 8. 200 more miles

A very forgettable compilation

Fallen Angels
Released 2000

Track 3. Powderfinger

Two Unreleased Gram Parsons Tracks
are the other highlights of this collection

Uncut Volume 10
CD with Nov issue of Magazine
released November 1999

Track 7. I Saw Your Shoes

Taken from Rarities, B-Sides and Slow Sad Waltzes

UNCUT UG-11 17

Return of the grievous angel
a tribute to Gram Parsons
released 1999

Track 2. Ooh Las Vegas 5:21

Written by Gram Parsons/Rick Grech
Featuring the band plus David Houghton on percussion. Produced by Michael Timmins. Recorded at Chemical Sound, Toronto.Not available elsewhere.


Summer KPIG Roast
Promo release 1999

Track 2. Ooh Las Vegas 5:21

This promo CD also includes Ain't Leavin' Your Love - Townes Van Zandt and Rodeo Boy - Fred Eaglesmith


Girls Rule Volume 1
Released 1999

Track 4. Anniversary Song

Another in a string of collections

BMG DPC12450

Lilith Fair, Volume 2
A Celebration of Women in Music
released May 1999, recorded 1998

Track 11. Miles from Our Home 4:17

No information as to where or when this version was recorded has been included, although it appears to be from late August 1998 and features Karin and Linford from Over The Rhine.

Nettwerk 0 6700 30137 27

30 Hour Famine
a benefit compilation - World Vision
Released in 1998

Track 14. Sad to See the Season Go 5:18

This song was originally written for the Miles from Our Home record. An alternate version is available on the Rarities CD, this version is only available here.

Nettwerk 06700 30126 2 1

Zomba Music Services
New Music Sampler 1999
Promo Release 1998

A 16 track collection also featuring such diverse artists as Limp Lizkit and Daft Punk.

Track 1. New Dawn Coming studio version from Miles from Our Home

Great Music On Television
Released in 1998

CD 1, Track 16. A Common Disaster

Much More Music is a Canadian video TV station, this is a 2 CD set.


The Enchanted Tour
Released 1998

Disc 2, Track 2. New Dawn Coming

Coupons for this CD were given out during Stevie Nick's Enchanted Tour of the U.S. in 1998. This 2 CD set includes the studio version of New Dawn Coming.

Everything Is Beautiful
Promo Release 1998

Track 10. New Dawn Coming

Taken from Miles From Our Home

Geffen PRO-CD-1218

American Eagle Outfitters
The Blue Album - Volume 2
Released in 1998

Track 11. Hollow As A Bone

Taken from Miles From Our Home

American Eagle Outfitters
The Blue Album
Released in 1998

Track 9. New Dawn Coming 4:12

From Miles From Our Home

Music That Changes Our Lives

Promo Release 1998

Track 12. A Common Disaster 3:21

From Miles From Our Home

Universal: UMG3P-21138

Huckleberry House
30th Anniversary Jam
Released in 1997

"Thirty years ago (1967) Huckleberry House opened in the Haight Ashbury District of San Francisco. During the summer of love and became the first runaway shelter for youth in the country. To musically commemorate our anniversary, we've produced our first ever benefit CD as an independent, in house project through our agency, Huckleberry Youth Programs. Many of the artists involved have been friends of Huckleberry House over the years and a major influence to our youth clients."

Track 6. Speaking Confidentially 4:05
Taken from Lay It Down

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Last Update: November 13, 2017

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