Best of the Cowboy Junkies

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Best of the Cowboy Junkies
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Greatest hits album by Cowboy Junkies
Released August 21, 2001[1]
Genre Alternative country, blues rock
Length 1:07:42[1]
Label RCA
Producer Paul Williams[2]
Cowboy Junkies chronology
Best of the Cowboy Junkies
The Radio One Sessions
(2002)The Radio One Sessions2002
Alternative Cover
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]

Best of the Cowboy Junkies is a 2001 greatest hits compilation of Cowboy Junkies' songs recorded for RCA Records. All songs are drawn from the band's RCA Records albums: The Trinity Session, The Caution Horses, Black Eyed Man and Pale Sun, Crescent Moon.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Timmins, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) From the album Length
1. "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)" Michael Timmins, Margo Timmins, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart The Trinity Session, 1988 4:31
2. "Sweet Jane" Lou Reed The Trinity Session 3:37
3. "Misguided Angel" Michael Timmins, Margo Timmins The Trinity Session 4:55
4. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" Hank Williams The Trinity Session 5:28
5. "Rock and Bird"   The Caution Horses, 1990 3:32
6. "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning"   The Caution Horses 3:59
7. "Escape Is So Simple"   The Caution Horses 5:18
8. "Cause Cheap Is How I Feel"   The Caution Horses 4:17
9. "To Live Is to Fly" Townes Van Zandt Black Eyed Man, 1992 4:27
10. "Murder, Tonight, in the Trailer Park"   Black Eyed Man 4:33
11. "Southern Rain"   Black Eyed Man 4:53
12. "Cowboy Junkies Lament" Townes Van Zandt Black Eyed Man 3:10
13. "Anniversary Song"   Pale Sun, Crescent Moon, 1993 3:13
14. "Cold Tea Blues"   Pale Sun, Crescent Moon 2:48
15. "Ring on the Sill"   Pale Sun, Crescent Moon 4:24
16. "Hard to Explain" Ray Agee Pale Sun, Crescent Moon 4:37
Total length: 1:07:42
Bonus track on UK version[3]
No. Title From the album Length
17. "A Horse in the Country" Black Eyed Man 3:50

Fan reception[edit]

RCA assembled this greatest hits album without participation with the band, using the albums in the RCA catalog. Junkies fan sites suggest boycotting the album, and support the purchasing Waltz Across America instead.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Best of Cowboy Junkies - Cowboy Junkies". AllMusic. Retrieved December 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Best of Cowboy Junkies - Cowboy Junkies | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Best of Cowboy Junkies". MusicBrainz. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Cowboy Junkies Other Releases including download only releases from Latent Recordings | Best of the Cowboy Junkies". JunkiesFan. Retrieved May 4, 2017. 

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