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Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions


Format: CD
Label: RCA
Catalog: 8568
Rel. Date: 10/25/1990
UPC: 078635856828

Trinity Sessions
Artist: Cowboy Junkies
Format: CD
New: In Stock $8.99

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''The Trinity Session'' is a 1988 album by Cowboy Junkies, their second album.

The music was recorded at Toronto, Ontario's Church of the Holy Trinity on , with the band circled around a single microphone. The album includes a mixture of original material by the band and covers of classic pop, rock and country songs, including the band's most famous single, a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane", based on the early version found on ''1969: The Velvet Underground Live'', rather than the well-known studio version from ''Loaded''. Also included is "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)", which is both a cover and an original, combining a new song by the band with the pop standard "Blue Moon".

The album was released in early 1988 on Latent Records in Canada, and rereleased worldwide later in the year on RCA Records. "Working on a Building" and "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)" did not appear on the Latent Records release. "Blue Moon Revisited" was originally released on ''It Came from Canada, Vol. 4'', a compilation of Canadian independent bands.

In 2007 the album was performed live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series. Also in that year, the band released a new 20th anniversary edition of the album, ''Trinity Revisited'', with guest musicians Natalie Merchant, Vic Chesnutt and Ryan Adams.

According to website Acclaimed Music , the album is the 893<sup>rd</sup> most acclaimed album ever released. It was named the 42<sup>nd</sup> best album of the 1980s by Pitchfork Media in 2002 and the 36<sup>th</sup> best Canadian album by ''Chart'' in 2000. It was also ranked 62<sup>nd</sup> in Bob Mersereau's book ''The Top 100 Canadian Albums'' in 2007. - Wikipedia

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