The Radio One Sessions (Cowboy Junkies album)

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The Radio One Sessions
Compilation album by Cowboy Junkies
Released July 29, 2002[1]
Recorded July 3, 1989, February 27, 1992 and February 27, 1996
Genre Alternative country
Length 48:37[1]
Label Strange Fruit, Latent
Producer Peter Watts, Pat Coupe
Cowboy Junkies chronology
Best of the Cowboy Junkies
(2001)Best of the Cowboy Junkies2001
The Radio One Sessions
Open Road
(2002)Open Road2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Radio One Sessions is a 2002 album by the Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies. The compilation album was released only in Canada and the United Kingdom, and compiles tracks that the band recorded for BBC Radio One in the UK. The Radio One Sessions was released on Strange Fruit Records in the UK, and Latent Recordings in Canada.

BBC sessions[edit]

The Cowboy Junkies promoted their music when touring by performing radio sessions, like most other bands. They have performed sessions by squeezing three or four bodies in DJ booths that are designed for one person, and in state of the art recording studios where there is room for several band members. Radio One is BBC's premier station for contemporary pop music, and has been hosting sessions with almost every touring band for over 40 years, setting the standard for radio sessions, hosting the like of the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Captain Beefheart, and others. The Cowboy Junkies were invited to perform at Radio One on various tours when they were in the UK. Each visit to the recording studio had a different line-up of players. For their first session in 1989, only Michael and Margo Timmins from the Junkies, plus two members of their touring band, Jeff Bird and Jano Czerwinec performed, for the 1992 session, Michael, Margo, and Jeff Bird performed, and for the 1996 session, only the core members of the Cowboy Junkies were present.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Timmins, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning"   4:00
2. "Thirty Summers"   4:03
3. "You Will Be Loved Again" Mary Margaret O'Hara 3:08
4. "Cause Cheap Is How I Feel"   4:20
5. "Powderfinger" Neil Young 5:21
6. "Black Eyed Man"   3:14
7. "The Last Spike"   4:15
8. "Townes' Blues"   2:49
9. "A Common Disaster"   3:51
10. "Just Want to See"   4:24
11. "Lonely Sinking Feeling"   4:43
12. "Lay It Down"   4:29
Total length: 48:37
  • Tracks 1 to 5 were recorded on July 3, 1989 for Saturday Sequence. Tracks 6 to 8 were recorded on February 27, 1992 for Nicky Horne. Tracks 9 to 12 were recorded on February 27, 1996 for Mark Radcliffe.[3][4]


Cowboy Junkies[3][2]

  • Margo Timmins – vocals
  • Michael Timmins – guitar, backing vocals
  • Alan Anton – bass (tracks 9 - 12)
  • Peter Timmins – drums (tracks 9 - 12)

Additional musicians[3][2]

  • Jeff Bird – harmonica (tracks 1 - 8), mandolin, tambourine (tracks 1 - 5)
  • Jaro Czerwinec – accordion (tracks 1 - 5)


  • Peter Watts – producer (tracks 1 - 5)
  • Pat Coupe - producer (tracks 9 - 12)
  • Ted de Bono – engineer (tracks 1 - 5)
  • Chris Lee - engineer (tracks 9 - 12)


  1. ^ a b c "Radio One Sessions - Cowboy Junkies". AllMusic. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Radio One Sessions | Intro". Latent Recordings. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Cowboy Junkies - The Radio One Sessions". Discogs. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "Radio One Sessions". Latent Recordings. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 

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