Label: RCA - 07863-61049-2,BMG Music Canada - 07863-61049-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Blues Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock
Black Eyed Man is the fourth studio album by Cowboy Junkiesreleased in The album continues the band's evolution from a spare country blues style exemplified by the album The Trinity Session to a more mainstream country rock style.
The Cowboy Junkies approach each album looking to see where they can change or improve. With Black Eyed Man Michael Timmins wanted to explore music structure, specifically time shifts and tempo shifts. Margo wanted to expand her singing style and her range. Michael states "We also wanted to approach each song individually rather than the whole album being one long song.
I wanted this one to have different perspectives in each song. They also decided to try using a new mixture of musicians, instruments, and recording personnel. Each month they would write and arrange song ideas for the first three weeks, and then on the final week would head into the studio at Grant Avenue Studios in Hamilton, Ontario. Each song would have its own unique collection of musicians. The theme to hold the album together was "the lyrical theme of love found, love lost and love betrayed - it was to be the journey of the faceless, nameless and haunted Black Eyed Man," according to Michael Timmins.
The band experimented with each track. Several musicians from previous albums showed up during the rehearsal sessions, along with about twenty five other Toronto players that were known to the band, or recruited because of their skills with instruments the band wanted to consider including in the album. Many of the songs were minimally rehearsed if at all, in an attempt to capture the freshness and spontaneity. Several musical ideas did not work, but some of the rejected attempts lead the band to try different sounds and directions.
One example is Lawnmower - Grumpy Bear / Boo Hiss - The Wandering Bark EP, Tonight, in the Trailer Park", which blended the jazz guitar sensibilities of Tony Quarington with the guitar work of Ken Mhyr to develop a song that The Last Spike - Cowboy Junkies - Black Eyed Man different than was first envisioned.
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