Cowboy Junkies are great...sounds like a must have for a Cowboy Junkies fan....on my way to get a copy!!
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I watched the DVD last night. All I can say is Margo is now on my list of hot women (mostly redheads) with great bands! Unless you are a true Junkies fan, you can't fully appreciate the CD without seeing the performance on the DVD first. Mesmerizing................................................My list: Bonnie Raitt, Loreena McKennitt, Cindy Lauper, Alison Krauss, Chrissy Hynde, Tori Amos, Norah Jones, Emmy Lou Harris. All have excellent concert DVD's that go well with a nice Italian red wine.
Saw them live in show last summer with a friend of mine at le festival de jazz de Montreal just before the famous Spectrum close Amazing the voice of Margo Thimmens was floating like all the instruments
The Trinity sessions is one of my favorite space out album especialy on a good set up
Lets applause them!!!
I posted about this release late last year...yes, the DVD is superb, both acoustically as well as visually. It is in widescreen format. Along with the entire session, beautifully lit, filmed and edited, it has an interview with the band and their original producer from The Trinity Session talking about the original recording and the evolution of the band. It is a must-have for any Cowboy Junkies fan, and stands on its own merits even though the actual material they perform is identical. Some of that comes from the three guest performers who join the band for this performance, including Natalie Merchant, Ryan Adams and Vic Chestnut. Some of it has to do with the way the band has matured after 20 years of performing together. Also, the original Trinity Session was recorded with the band playing (at Trinity Church in Toronto) around a single microphone. In this (Revisited) session all the performers are miked separately. The performance retains the superb atmospheric acoustics of the stone church (which the producer at one point mentions has "golden acoustic proportions"), but this recording has a denser presentation than the original (to my ears). Again, both stand on their own merit..both are excellent. Definitely add this one to your collection if you are a fan, and look into it if you have not heard them before.
Love the new Trinity except for ...........................
Natalie Merchant. Aaaaarrrggghhhh!!!?? Why do people love her for guest appearances? It's horrible. It must stop. I may start a petition.
Grew up in Toronto and love the Junkies though - they're playing here in Austin in June at a tiny venue with perfect acoustics - makes it seem like they are playing in your listening room - and I snapped up 4 great seats - can't wait!