Cowboy Junkies :: Demons – The Nomad Series Volume 2


Vic Chesnutt raakte op zijn achttiende verlamd bij een auto-ongeluk en bracht de rest van zijn leven door in een rolstoel. Voordat hij in december 2009 zelfmoord pleegde, maakte hij dertien solo-CD’s, vol met excentrieke muziek. De Cowboy Junkies hebben met Demons – The Nomad Series Volume 2 een passend afscheid van Chesnutt afgeleverd. Elf covers waarop de Cowboy Junkies, meer dan Chesnutt dat zelf deed, duidelijk maken hoe goed deze liedjes zijn. Een eerbetoon zoals elke dode dat zou wensen. Zo ontroerend kan muziek dus zijn.

Demons, the second album in the four-volume Nomad Series is 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 series, Renmin Park, which The Boston Herald called “their most ambitious album yet.”
The band approached 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.”
Demons will be followed by volumes 3 and 4 of the series (Sing in My Meadow and The Wilderness).

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

Cowboy Junkies – Demons – bio



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