Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast

7. Five Room Love Story / Winter's Song

February 12, 2022 Cowboy Junkies Season 1 Episode 7
Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast
7. Five Room Love Story / Winter's Song
Show Notes

We have two songs to cover in this episode, both slow, sad waltzes from the same kind of period in Junkies history, both written somewhere around 1991.

"Five Room Love Story" was a new song that was being played on the "Caution Horses" tour, but which didn't quite make it onto the next album. Michael Timmins and Alan Anton explain what the song was about and why it missed out, before finally making it onto the "Rarities, B-Sides and Slow Sad Waltzes" record in 1999.

"Winter's Song" was on "Black Eyed Man", fitting in better with the overall theme of the album, both musically and lyrically. In a way, it was a goodbye to the signature "Caution Horses" sounds of mandolin, accordion and fiddle, and in this podcast, we'll hear why that was.

So settle down and get a glass or a mug of something warming as you listen in. It's cold where you brought me...

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