Lay It Down (Cowboy Junkies album)

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Lay It Down
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Studio album by Cowboy Junkies
Released February 27, 1996
Recorded June–July 1995
Genre Indie rock, alternative country
Length 50:52
Label Geffen
Producer John Keane
Cowboy Junkies chronology
200 More Miles: Live Performances 1985–1994
Lay It Down
Studio: Selected Studio Recordings 1986–1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Lay It Down is a studio album by the Canadian band Cowboy Junkies. Released on February 27, 1996, it was the group's first album for Geffen Records after the end of their contract with RCA Records.

It was the band's first album that could be described as straight-ahead rock, rather than country rock, country or blues. It was also their first album consisting entirely of original material, with no covers. "A Common Disaster" and "Speaking Confidentially" were notable hits for the band on Canadian radio. Like all their albums after The Trinity Session, however, it was only a modest success internationally.

The album also includes two versions of the track "Come Calling", which is presented in male and female versions representing two sides of a relationship of an elderly couple, dealing with the pain and anguish of Alzheimer's disease.

The "Angel Mine" music video, featuring Janeane Garofalo, was filmed at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.[2]

The song "Hold on to Me" was used in the soundtrack of the 1998 film Homegrown.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Something More Besides You" – 4:15
  2. "A Common Disaster" – 3:21
  3. "Lay it Down" – 4:22
  4. "Hold on to Me" – 3:22
  5. "Come Calling (His Song)" – 3:33
  6. "Just Want to See" – 4:23
  7. "Lonely Sinking Feeling" – 4:24
  8. "Angel Mine" – 3:59
  9. "Bea's Song (River Song Trilogy, Part II)" – 3:33
  10. "Musical Key" – 3:55
  11. "Speaking Confidentially" – 4:27
  12. "Come Calling (Her Song)" – 5:00
  13. "Now I Know" – 2:18


Cowboy Junkies


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Part V: Television Appearances & Other Video". Cowboy Junkies fan club. June 4, 2000. Archived from the original on 2009-10-26. 

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