Cowboy Junkies: Demons

Cowboy Junkies

Proper Records UK
February 15, 2011

“Demons makes it clear that Chesnutt’s dark and solemn songwriting is naturally suited for a band like Cowboy Junkies, and should go a long way toward furthering Chesnutt’s own legacy. – PopMatters

“This album more than does him [Vic Chesnutt] justice.” – Mojo

A collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by Michael Timmins as “a labour of love” that explores Chesnutt’s deep and much overlooked catalogue (see track listing below). Demons follows the critically acclaimed first volume of the Cowboy Junkies’ Nomad series, Renmin Park, which The Boston Herald called “their most ambitious album yet.”

With Demons, the Cowboy Junkies approach Chesnutt’s music with the same sense of adventure that Chesnutt approached his own recordings. Timmins says, “We let happy accidents happen and tried to invest his songs with the same spirit in which they were written, but at the same time adding our own Northern spin. Exploring his songs and delving deeper and deeper into them has been an intense, moving and joyous experience. I don’t think Vic would have wanted it any other way.”

Track listing: Wrong Piano / Flirted With You All My Life / See You Around / Betty Lonely / Square Room / Ladle / Supernatural / West of Rome / Strange Language / We Hovered With Short Wings / When the Bottom Fell Out.

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