Black Eyed Man

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Black Eyed Man
Studio album by Cowboy Junkies
Released February 11, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative country
Length 46:06
Label RCA
Cowboy Junkies chronology
The Caution Horses
(1990)
Black Eyed Man
(1992)
Pale Sun Crescent Moon
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Black Eyed Man is the fifth studio album by Cowboy Junkies, released in 1992.

The album continues the band's evolution from a spare country blues style (exemplified by 1988's The Trinity Session) to a more mainstream country rock style. However, the album was better received by critics than 1990's The Caution Horses.

American songwriter Townes Van Zandt wrote "Cowboy Junkies Lament" especially for the band. Michael Timmins returned the favor, penning "Townes' Blues" as a tribute to Van Zandt. The band also cover Van Zandt's "To Live is to Fly" at the end of the album.

John Prine appears as a guest vocalist on "If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man."

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Michael Timmins, except "Cowboy Junkies Lament" and "To Live is to Fly" by Townes Van Zandt.

  1. "Southern Rain" – 4:49
  2. "Oregon Hill" – 4:53
  3. "This Street, That Man, This Life" – 3:13
  4. "A Horse in the Country" – 3:48
  5. "If You Were the Woman and I Was the Man" – 3:11
  6. "Murder, Tonight, in the Trailer Park" – 4:31
  7. "Black Eyed Man" – 3:14
  8. "Winter's Song" – 2:57
  9. "The Last Spike" – 4:22
  10. "Cowboy Junkies Lament" – 3:06
  11. "Townes' Blues" – 3:10
  12. "To Live is to Fly" – 4:52
    Some import versions of the album also include the following tracks at the end of the disc:
  13. "Lost My Driving Wheel" – 6:26, written by David Wiffen
  14. "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" – 3:07, written by Bob Dylan

Personnel[edit]

Cowboy Junkies

External links[edit]