Singles and Promos

Brand New World
Promo Release Spring 2007

1. Brand New World (Edit) 4:41
2. Brand New World 5:23

Rounder Records US: Zoe 01143-1097-2PS101

At The End of Paths Taken
Promo Release Early 2007

Two versions of the advanced copy of the album:
“I rarely sit down with the objective of writing a set of songs based on a single theme, but this time I set out to write an album that dealt with “Family” and all of its complex relationships. As a parent of three young children and a son of aging parents, I have been intrigued by how the consequences of those relationships continue to echo down through generations. As the writing progressed, the songs began to pull in more complex directions. “Family” remained a dominant theme but events of the larger world and how those events affect family relationships began to creep into the songs. It was as if the themes that we explored on Early 21st Century Blues (violence, fear, greed, war, loss) had not been fully exorcised and were insinuating themselves into these very intimate songs. I’m not sure if it’s my age or the age we live in or both, but the songs began to hint at themes of inevitability and finality; not exactly predetermination, but a sense of running out of choices, a sense of being at the end of paths taken.” – Michael Timmins, November 2006

Shown at top: Cooking Vinyl UK COOKCD 401-CDR
Shown at bottom: Rounder Records US Zoe 01143-1097-2A
My Wild Child
Promo Single Only Released 2004

1. My Wild Child
from the album one soul now

Latent Recordings manufactured and distributed by Zoe Records, a Rounder Records Group Company P1 Zoe 1229P
The Stars of our Stars
Released May 2004

1. Stars of Our Stars
2. Thunder Road
3. Helpless

1 Taken from One Soul Now, 2 & 3 taken from ‘neath your covers part 1

UK Cooking Vinyl: FRYCD-193-CDR
The Stars of our Stars
Released May 2004

1. Stars of Our Stars 4.19

P1 Zoe: 1291P
I’m So Open
Released 2001

1. I’m So Open – Radio Edit #1 3:35
2. I’m So Open – Radio Edit #2 2:57
3. I’m So Open – LP Version 4:13

I’m So Open
UK Release 2001
1. I’m So Open
2. Good Friday (live)
3. I Saw Your Shoes (live)
Tracks 2 & 3 from Waltz Across America

FRYCD 106P Cooking Vinyl
Small Swift Birds
Released 2001

1. Small Swift Birds (radio single only) 3:34
Contains the modified lyrics: “Forgetting how very lucky you are to have found her in such a crowd”

Latent/Zoe PR 1239P
Promo Release Spring 2001

Advanced copy of the Studio album Open, no artwork beyond the simple song listing shown.

Cooking Vinyl UK COOKCD 216P LC 7180
Ooh Las Vegas
Promo Release 1999

Taken from the Almo Sounds album Return of the Grievous Angel
Written by Gram Parsons and Rich Grech

1. Vegas Edit (No Guitar Solo) 3:41
2. Vegas Edit (Full Solo) 4:21
3. LP Version 5:21

Songs from Maiden’s Mill
Promo Release 1998

1. Good Friday 3:52
2. At the end of the Rainbow 3:35
3. New Dawn Coming 4:37
These versions were recorded at Maiden’s Mill and were later re-recorded for release on Miles from Our Home.

Miles From Our Home
Promo Single 1998

1. Miles From Our Home 3:49
2. Miles From Our Home 3:51

New Dawn Coming
Promo Release 1998

1. New Dawn Coming
2. Darkling Days
A Common Disaster
CD Released 1996

Two separate releases exist, both have the same cover:

Release 1: A Common Disaster (LP version) 3:21

Release 2 contains:
1. A Common Disaster (LP Version) 3:21
2. Come Calling (Her Song) (LP Version) 5:00
3. In The Long Run 4:54 – unavailable anywhere else
In The Long Run written by Brodie Lodge of the Corndogs
Produced by John Keane and Michael Timmins
GFSTD 22117
Come Calling (his song)
Released 1996

Back cover only as shown
1. Come Calling (his song)
2. Just Want to See (live)
3. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning (live)
4. Working On a Building (live)

Geffen US: PRO-CD-1071
Angel Mine
Released 1996
Back cover only as shown

1. Angel Mine (LP Version)

Geffen US: GEF-PD-952A

Speaking Confidentially
Released 1996

1. Speaking Confidentially (Remix/Edit)
2. Speaking Confidentially (LP Version)

Black Back Cover Only Geffen US: PRO-CD-4903
White Front Cover Canada: GEFDS 9648
Angel Mine
Released 1996

1. Angel Mine (LP Version) 4:00
2. Now I Know (LP Version) 2:19
3. Carmelita (Previously Unreleased) 3:47
Carmelita was written by Fred Eaglesmith
Carmelita is also available on Maple Music One Compilation released in 2002.

Geffen GED 22162
Lay It Down
5-Track Sampler
Promo Cassette Released 1996

Promo cassette from Lay It Down with the same 5 tracks on both Side A and B

1. A Common Disaster
2. Lay It Down
3. Lonely Sinking Feeling
4. Angel Mine
5. Speaking Confidentially


Lay It Down
Promo CD Released 1995

Advanced promo copy of Lay It Down with the same songs in the same order as the final release.

Blue Moon Revisited (A Song For Elvis)
Released 1995

1. Blue Moon Revisited (Live-edit) 4:05
2. Blue Moon Revisited (Live) 6:46
Version 2 is taken directly from 200 more miles.

RCA US: RDJ 64427-2
The Water is Wide
Promo Release 1994

Single from The River Wild Motion Picture Soundtrack

This was unavailable on any Cowboy Junkies CD until Rarites, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes, although the two versions are different.

RCA US: RDJ 62953-2
First Recollection
Promo Release 1994
1. First Recollection 4:16
2. Floorboard Blues 2:28
3. Lungs (Townes Van Zandt) 3:25

Track 1 from Pale Sun, Crescent Moon recorded at Studio 306, Toronto, April 1993
Tracks 2 and 3 performed live on “Morning Becomes Eclectic”, February 1, 1994
at KRCW-FM in Sanat Monica. Lungs is not available on any Studio CD.

RCA US: RDJ 62887-2
The Post
Promo Release 1994

1. The Post (edit) 4:04
2. The Post (album version) 4:36
3. Anniversary Song (live) 3:14
4. Tired Eyes 4:05
Track 2 from Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
Tired Eyes has never been released on a Cowboy Junkies CD, however it is available on Out of the Blue: An Acoustic Tribute to Neil Young
Selections from Natural Born Killers
Promo Release 1994

1. Cowboy Junkies – Sweet Jane
2. Leonard Cohen – The Future

Back artwork only as shown. The beginning of this song ‘features’ Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis with dialogue from the movie.

Nothing/Interscope PRCD-5899
Anniversary Song
Promo Release 1993
1. Anniversary Song

from Pale Sun, Crescent Moon

BMG Records: RDJ 62745-2
Pale Sun
Promo Release 1993

1. Pale Sun
2. Anniversary Song
3. Hard To Explain
4. Love’s Still There

Tracks 1, 2 & 3 from Pale Sun, Crescent Moon.
Love’s Still There was unavailable elsewhere until this version was included on Earth Day ’96 and on Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes. Greg Clarke backing vocals.

RCA US: RDJ 62714-2
Anniversary Song
Promo Release 1993

1. Anniversary Song 3:10
2. Crescent Moon 5:01
3. Leaving Normal 3:55

Tracks 1 and 2 from Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
Track 3 was unavailable until released on Rarites, B-Sides and Slow Sad Waltzes.

RCA Canada: KCDP-51195
Hard to Explain
Promo Release 1993

1. Hard to Explain
2. Seven Years
3. The Post (Edit)
4. Floorboard Blues

It appears there was no artwork with this promo release, at least the copy I have didn’t come with any.

BMG Canada: KCDP-51187
Floorboard Blues Promo

Release 1993
1. Floorboard Blues 2:04
From the back sleeve: From the forthcoming album Pale Sun, Crescent Moon, available Nov. 23.

RCA : RDJ 62681-2

Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
Promo Release 1993

Advanced copy of Pale Sun, Crescent Moon, in advance of the release date Nov. 23/93
In a cardboard sleeve, front and back shown

RCA : RJC 66344-2
This Street, That Man, This Life
Promo Release 1992

1. This Street, That Man, This Life
from Black Eyed Man

RCA US: RDJ 62310-2
A Horse in the Country
Released 1992

1. A Horse in the Country
2. Oregon Hill
3. Five Room Love Story

Tracks 1 and 2 from Black Eyed Man, Track 3 was not released elsewhere until
the Rarities CD. The back cover is shown here.

UK RCA/BMG PD 49110 slimline case
US RCA/BMG KCDP-7287 regular CD case

Southern Rain
Released 1992

Two Versions with same cover
1. Southern Rain (edited version) 4:14
2. Southern Rain (album version) 4:51
RCA Canada: KCDP-7262
1. Southern Rain 4:49
2. Lost My Driving Wheel 6:25
3. If You Gotta Go, Go Now 3:05
RCA Canada: 06192-10616-2

Southern Rain is from Black Eyed Man. Lost My Driving Wheel is also available
on Studio and Born to Choose. If You Gotta Go, Go Now was unavailable
until the Rarities and B-Sides CD.
if you were the woman and i was the man
Released 1992

1. If You Were The Woman and I Was The Man
2. Townes’ Blues

RCA PD 90620
Cowboy Junkies
Promo Release 1992

1. Dead Flowers
2. Captain Kidd
3. Take Me
4. ‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
Available only as a special item from UK HMV stores when purchasing Black Eyed Man


Murder, Tonight, In the Trailer Park
Promo Release 1992

1. Murder, Tonight, In the Trailer Park 4:31
2. Black Eyed Man 3:14

RCA US: RDJ 62206-2
State Trooper
Promo Release 1991

1.State Trooper
2. Baby Please Don’t Go

A Promo Release for the reissue of Whites Off Earth Now!!

RCA PD 49206
The Caution Horses Box
Promo Release 1990
An album sized box set containing:

The Caution Horses CD
The Truth About The Caution Horses CD
booklet with background on the The Caution Horses
Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
Released 1990

1. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
2. Witches
3. Powderfinger
4. Misguided Angel
Tracks 1, 2 and 3 from The Caution Horses, Track 4 from The Trinity Session

RCA UK: PD 49302
Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
Japan CD Single

Released 1990

1. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
2. Witches
All other items listed on this site are full sized CD’s unless otherwise noted. This is a small, 3″ CD single. Show here is the back. The cover is the same picture as above with the band in shadow walking into the Sharon Temple.

BMG Japan: R10D-143
Sun Comes Up
Cassette Single
Released 1990

1. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
2. Witches
3. Dead Flowers

Both sides. 1&2 from The Caution Horses, 3 available only on promo releases

PK 49302 Cassette Single
Sun Comes Up
Cassette Single
Released 1990

1. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning (Edit)
2. Witches

Both sides. Both from The Caution Horses

RCA US 7863-59180-4
Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
10″ Vinyl 45RPM Release 1990

A1. Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning
A2. Witches
B1. Captain Kidd (Traditional)
B2. Powderfinger
This version of Captain Kidd is only available here and on a CD promo release (see below)

RCA UK: PT 49288
‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
Promo Release 1990

1. ‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel 4:13
2. Dead Flowers (Jagger/Richards) 4:52
3. Captain Kidd (traditional) 4:41

Track 1 from The Caution Horses, Tracks 2 and 3 recorded at the Sharon Temple, April 1989. This version of Captain Kidd is only available here and on a 10″ vinyl (see above)

RCA US: 2612-2-RDJ
‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
UK Release 1990

There are at least 3 separate releases with this cover:
1. ‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
2. Decoration Day
3. State Trooper
4. Take Me
RCA UK: CD Version PD49268 and 12″ Single Version PT49268

A. ‘Cause Cheap Is How I Feel
B. Thirty Summers
RCA UK: 7″ Single PB49267
Rock and Bird (remix)
Promo CD Released 1990

Featuring Bruce Hornsby on piano
Recorded at Eastern Studios, Toronto, Canada
Produced by Peter Moore

Misguided Angel 7″ Single
Released 1989

Misguided Angel (edit) 4:08
both sides

Jukebox 100th Anniversary
RCA Canada: 8977-7-R
Misguided Angel
Cassette Single
Released 1989

Misguided Angel (edit)
Postcard Blues
both sides

RCA 8977-4-RS Cassette Single
Misguided Angel
Released 1989

12″ Single and CD
Side A
1. Misguided Angel (edit)
2. Misguided Angel (live)
Side B
1. Sweet Jane (live)
2. Me and the Devil (live)
3. Walking After Midnight (live)

RCA CD: 8958-2-RDJ
Blue Moon Revisited
45 Vinyl Released 1989

1. Blue Moon Revisited
2. To Love is to Bury (Live)

Note: There are multiple versions available including a 12″ featuring a 3rd track
3. Blue Moon Revisited (Live)
Blue Moon Revisited
10″ 45 Vinyl Poster Bag Single
Released 1989

Side A
1. Blue Moon Revisited
2. You Will Be Loved Again (Live)

Side B
1. Shining Moon (Live)
2. Walking After Midnight (Live)

Live songs recorded live at the Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA, on March 30, 1989, Poster Bag Design: James Wolf

Cooking Vinyl FRYX 011
Sweet Jane
1989 Promotional Copy
1. Sweet Jane 3.41

RCA US: 8879-2-RDJ
Sweet Jane
1989 Promo Cassette
Sweet Jane
200 More Miles

Same on both sides

RCA US: 7863-58879-4
The Trinity Session
1989 Promo Release

A promo CD for the release of the RCA version of The Trinity Session. Contains the same CD as the official RCA release with a rare booklet (shown) with quotes inside from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Music Express and USA Today.

RCA:8568-2-R-SP (Booklet)
RCA: 8568-2-R (CD)
Misguided Angel
1988 Promo Release
1. Misguided Angel (Edited Version) 3:57
2. Misguided Angel (Album Version) 4:48

RCA Canada: 8898-2-RDJ
Sweet Jane
1988 12″ Vinyl Promo Release
1. Sweet Jane 3:41
Both Sides

RCA Canada: 8759-1-RDAA
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