Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast

24. Angels In The Wilderness

June 11, 2022 Cowboy Junkies Season 2 Episode 10
Cowboy Junkies: Music Is The Drug - The Podcast
24. Angels In The Wilderness
Show Notes

"Angels In The Wilderness" is one of the cornerstone songs from the fourth album in the "Nomad Series", "The Wilderness".

It's a song that has gone through a number of changes since it was first played live in 2008 and one where the definitive performance hasn't been easy to pin down. Recently reintroduced to the live repertoire, it's a song worth rediscovering after it got a little lost in the deluge of "Nomad" material.

Influenced by Marilynne Robinson's novel "Gilead", and with a slight lyrical lift from the hymn "Oh God Our Help In Ages Past", it's at the heavier end of the lyrical spectrum as Michael Timmins and Alan Anton explain.

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