We hope everyone is doing well. It looks like most of us are almost through this craziness of the past year. And it looks like we will be back on the road this Fall so keep your fingers crossed. For those of you in areas that are still in the thick of the battle, hold on and remain safe. Here is some music that we put together and released over the past year. These are only available digitally on most streaming and download sites. Enjoy….we hope that we see some of you soon.
Michael Timmins – Improvisations From the Between Time: Four long pieces of music created by Michael during the height of the first wave of the pandemic in Spring 2020. These are guitar improvisations played overtop of various musical loops created by Michael.
Margo Timmins – The Ty Tyrfu Sessions: Cover songs recorded by Margo and Jeff Bird a few years ago that are finally widely available.
Andy Maize and Michael Timmins – Townies (an audioplay): A song cycle written and recorded by Michael and Andy. An album born of bad hockey, Covid, Black Lives Matter and age.
We have also uploaded (and are in the process of uploading) a lot of rare Cowboy Junkies albums on streaming and downloading sites, such as: Acoustic Junk; Waltz Across America; Live!; The Radio One Sessions; In the Time Before Llamas and more. So there is lots of music out there….enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. See you soon.
Almost a year ago we released Ghosts as a digital-only album. As we mentioned back then, the idea was to release a double album made up of a re-mastered, re-cut version of All That Reckoning and a second disc that contains the new music, Ghosts. We feel that the two albums work best as two bodies of work but presented as one, so that one can reflect off of the other. And then this darn pandemic-thingy got in the way and all our plans were thrown to the wind.
But along with the promise of vaccines comes this promised two album vinyl set. It’s all contained in a gatefold sleeve adorned with brother Pete’s beautiful new artwork and pressed on 180g vinyl and manufactured in Germany by Optimal Media (who we feel is one of the best, if not the best vinyl manufacturer in the world…we love the sound of everything that we’ve heard that has come out of this plant). And we want to make this release very special, so we are limiting it to a run of only 500 copies, with each copy being factory numbered; and the only place to buy the album is through our webstore. And, yes, it’s expensive, because it is rare and special and worth it…and we want to get paid for our work.
The album is now available for pre-order and will be shipped to you around March 17th. If you are at all interested please order now as we will not be repressing it and when these 500 copies are gone, they are gone…just like so many things in life. This double album set will not be available on CD. To order your copy please click here.
Enjoy the music. We hope to see many of you in the not too distant future.
The Margo Timmins solo release, The Ty Tyrfu Sessions has been re-released. Originally released Jun 24, 2009 on Latent Recordings, this is now available and is still digital only (streaming and download).