Latent Recordings

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Latent Recordings
Parent companyCowboy Junkies
FounderMichael Timmins
Alan Anton
Geoff Railton
Brett Wickens
Distributor(s)MapleMusic (Canada)
Zoë (U.S.)
Strange Fruit (international)
GenreRock, alternative rock
Country of originToronto, Ontario, Canada
Official website

Latent Recordings is a Canadian independent record label founded in 1981. It was dormant in the 1990s while the Cowboy Junkies were signed to American labels, but began to release independently produced albums in the 2000s. By the late 2000s, it sold downloads and CDs online.


The label was formed in London by Michael Timmins, Alan Anton, Geoff Railton, and Brett Wickens to produce and distribute their music. After their first three releases, they returned to Canada, where Timmins and Anton formed Cowboy Junkies with Timmins' siblings Margo and Peter.

In Toronto, the label distributed Cowboy Junkies' first two albums before the band signed with RCA, which re-released The Trinity Session internationally. For the next few years the label's releases were sporadic offerings produced by Michael Timmins and/or Peter Moore.

After Cowboy Junkies was released from their record contract—by then with Geffen Records— following their 1998 album Miles from Our Home, they revived Latent Recordings and have released their subsequent albums on that label in Canada. The records have been licensed to other independent labels, such as Zoë Records in the United States and Strange Fruit Records in the UK, for international release.

In recent years, the label has again become active in releasing work by other artists as well, including Ivy Mairi, Finlayson/Maize, Jerry Leger, Lee Harvey Osmond and Huron.


Most of Latent Recordings releases have been numbered, with the number preceded by "LATEX" (#s 1–5, V14), or "LATEX CD" (#s >5).[1][2][3]

# Album title Artist Recorded
1 Germinal 1 (chrome cassette) Germinal 1983 Aug.
2 DIN (LP) Germinal 1984
3 Hunger Project (LP) Hunger Project 1984 Nov.
4 Whites Off Earth Now!! (LP) Cowboy Junkies 1986 Oct.
5 The Trinity Session (LP) Cowboy Junkies 1988 Nov.
CD6 Tell Your Friends There's Friends Around The Corndogs 1989 Apr.
CD7 Stone Boat Pat Temple and the High Lonesome Players 1990
CD8 Library of the Sun John Bottomley 1990
CD9 What the Hell is Going On? The Corndogs 1991
CD10 Connecting Lines Pat Temple and the High Lonesome Players 1991 Jan.
CD11 Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes Cowboy Junkies 1999 Oct.
CD12 Rabbit (2-disc) The Corndogs 2000 May[4]
CD13 Waltz Across America Cowboy Junkies 2000 Oct.
CD14 The Radio One Sessions Cowboy Junkies 2002 July
V14 Live in Toronto (VHS) Cowboy Junkies 2000 Oct.
CD15 Open Cowboy Junkies 2001 May
DVD15 Open Road (DVD/CD) Cowboy Junkies 2002 June
CD16 In the Time Before Llamas Cowboy Junkies 2003 Nov.
CD17 One Soul Now Cowboy Junkies 2004 June
CD18 Early 21st Century Blues Cowboy Junkies 2005 May
DVD19 Long Journey Home Cowboy Junkies 2005
CD20 At the End of Paths Taken Cowboy Junkies 2007 Apr.
CD21 Well You Ivy Mairi 2007 Apr.
DVD22 Trinity Revisited (DVD) Cowboy Junkies 2007 Oct.
CD23 City of Sirens Skydiggers 2008 Jun.
CD24 A Quiet Evil Lee Harvey Osmond 2010 Mar.
CD25 Acoustic Junk Cowboy Junkies 2009
CD26 Huron Huron 2010
CD27 The History of Forgetting Andy Maize 2010 June
CD28 Renmin Park (The Nomad Series Vol. 1) Cowboy Junkies 2010 June
CD29 Demons (The Nomad Series Vol. 2) Cowboy Junkies 2011 Feb.
CD30 Trail of Smoke Cootes Leland 2011 Aug.
CD31 Sing in My Meadow (The Nomad Series Vol. 3) Cowboy Junkies 2011 Oct.
CD32 No Talker Ivy Mairi 2011 Sept.
CD33 The Wilderness (The Nomad Series Vol. 4) Cowboy Junkies 2012 Mar.
CD34 The Nomad Series Cowboy Junkies 2012 Apr.
CD35 Northern Shore Skydiggers 2012 Apr.
CD36 Northern Shore (Deluxe box set) Skydiggers 2012 Apr.[5]
CD37 The Folk Sinner Lee Harvey Osmond 2013 Jan.
CD38 Legion The Potion Kings 2013 Feb.
CD39 The Good Family Album The Good Family 2013 Apr.[6]
CD40 All of our Dreaming: Skydiggers Live, 1988, 2000 & 2012 Skydiggers 2013 Mar.[7]
CD41 No. 1 Northern Skydiggers 2013 July
CD42 The Kennedy Suite Various artists 2013 Nov.
CD43 She Comes into the Room Skydiggers 2013 Oct.
CD44 Angels (EP) Skydiggers 2013
CD45 Early Riser Jerry Leger 2014 Apr.
CD46 Angels (album) Skydiggers 2014 Nov.[8]
CD47 Beautiful Scars Lee Harvey Osmond 2015 Apr.
CD48 Notes Falling Slow Cowboy Junkies 2015 Oct.
CD49 Here Without You (The Songs of Gene Clark) Skydiggers 2016 May
CD50/LP50 Lamps HarpAcash & the Morals 2016 Sept.[9]
CD51/LP51 Nonsense and Heartache Jerry Leger 2017 Mar.[10]
CD52 A Short History of Decay John Murry 2017 July[11]
CD53/LP53 Warmth of the Sun Skydiggers 2017 Oct.[12]
Di54 Live from Latent Lounge (Digital only) Lee Harvey Osmond 2017 Nov.[13][14]
CD55/LP55 All That Reckoning Cowboy Junkies 2018 July
CD56/LP56 Major Love Major Love 2018 Aug.
CD57/LP57 Mohawk Lee Harvey Osmond 2019 Jan.
CD58/LP58 Time Out for Tomorrow Jerry Leger 2019 Nov.
LP59 All That Reckoning / Ghosts Cowboy Junkies 2021 Mar.
CD63/LP63 Songs of the Recollection Cowboy Junkies 2022 Mar.
  • Hunger Project: Alan Anton (guitar), Geoff Railton (drums), Michael Timmins (guitar), & English born Liza Dawson-Whisker (vocals)
  • Germinal: Alan Anton (bass), Geoff Railton (drums), Michael Timmins (guitar), & Richard O’Callaghan (soprano and tenor saxophone)
  • Cowboy Junkies: Alan Anton (bass), Michael Timmins (guitar), Peter Timmins (drums), & Margo Timmins (vocals)
  • The Corndogs: Brodie Lodge (drums, guitar, voice), & Greg Clarke (guitar, bass, voice). Produced by Peter Moore and Michael Timmins
  • Pat Temple and the High Lonesome Players ."Canadian Artists". New World Records. Produced by Michael Timmins

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Latent Recordings". Rate Your Music. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "Latent Recordings". MusicBrainz. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Latent Recordings". Discogs. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Timmins, Michael. "The Corndogs | Rabbit | Album Notes". CDBaby. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Doole, Kerry (April 17, 2012). "Skydiggers Stay Timeless with 'Northern Shore'". exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Hudson, Alex (April 22, 2013). "The Good Family - 'The Good Family Album' (album stream)". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Adams, Gregory (January 22, 2013). "Skydiggers Celebrate 25th Anniversary with 'All of our Dreaming: Skydiggers Live, 1988, 2000 & 2012'". exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Houle, Zachary (December 3, 2014). "Skydiggers: Angels". PopMatters. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Adams, Gregory (July 27, 2016). "HarpAcash & the Morals Announce Debut Album, Share "Douglas Snow"". exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jerry Leger - Nonsense and Heartache". KillBeatMusic. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  11. ^ Zivkovic, Ljubinko (July 14, 2017). "Spill Album Review: John Murry - A Short History Of Decay". The Spill Magazine. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Murphy, Sarah (October 12, 2017). "Skydiggers 'Warmth of the Sun' (album stream)". exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Thiessen, Brock (February 22, 2017). "Latent Recordings Celebrates 35 Years via Toronto Concert Series with Cowboy Junkies, Skydiggers, Lee Harvey Osmond". exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  14. ^ "Lee Harvey Osmond: Live from Latent Lounge". iTunes. Retrieved December 9, 2017.

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