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By Darryl Sterdan


The Canadian icons throw Caution (Horse) to the wind and release some splendid live recordings that were originally slated to be the followup to 1988's The Trinity Session.

'Sharon' is the alternate recording of what would become Cowboy Junkies 1990 album The Caution Horses, the followup to the band's iconic album The Trinity Session. The one-microphone recording, captured over three days at Sharon Temple in the spring of 1989, is a 'lost' album featuring many songs that became The Caution Horses.

This release is a limited pressing that includes an eight-page booklet containing liner notes by Dave Bowler (author of the band's biography Music Is The Drug) and never-before-seen session photos by Chris Buck.

Sharon was mastered for vinyl by Cowboy Junkies' long-time producer Peter Moore...

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By Nick Krewen


'Lost' Cowboy Junkies album 'Sharon' is out Friday

Recorded with a single mic in a "nightmare" session in a freezing cold Sharon Temple, the "Sharon" tapes got a re-listen and were judged too good not to release.

When Toronto's Cowboy Junkies scored pay dirt with their campfire lonesome sound and 1988 album "The Trinity Session," 1990's "The Caution Horses" wasn't intended to be the follow-up album to their multi-million-selling breakthrough.

Instead, singer Margo Timmins, guitarist Michael Timmins, drummer Peter Timmins and bass player Alan Anton had planned to deliver an album in the style of "The Trinity Session" - and the quartet's 1986 garage studio-recorded debut "Whites Off Earth Now!!"" - recorded live off the floor by future Grammy winner Peter J. Moore at the Sharon Temple near East Gwillimbury, Ontario.

Except, it didn't really work out...

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Rush Moving Pictures 40th Anniversary Album RUSH - MOVING PICTURES
40th Anniversary Album
3CD - 3LP Set
Recorded and Mixed by Terry Brown
Mastered by Peter J. Moore at the ERoom 2021
April 2022

The real gem here is the Toronto concert. If you've ever seen a show at the old MLG, you'll love the sound on this, it'll take you back to your seat. You can almost smell the Gardens. The show is clean and crisp with the band tight. So glad they paid homages to the old girl and their home town, nice job boys!

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London UK
Interviews by Dave Bowler
March 2021

With roots in post-punk and improv, this band of Toronto siblings were refining a hushed blues aesthetic on the independent margins. Then, on Friday, November 27, 1987, they entered their hometown's Church Of The Holy Trinity to record their second album. Sustaining dream-moods of country, the Velvets and Elvis, its hushed, mantric devotionals reverberated into the wider worlds. "A lot of things came together on that record," they say. "We had a taste of being big."

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Joe Strummer Demos and Rarities

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by Laura Snapes
June 29 2018

The 32-track album will include previously unheard recordings made by the late musician before and after his time with the Clash.

A new compilation of Joe Strummer's output beyond his recordings with the Clash will include 12 previously unreleased songs. The 32-track double album Joe Strummer 001 was overseen by Strummer's widow, Lucinda Tait, and Grammy winner Peter J Moore, and includes recordings by his bands the 101'ers and the Mescaleros in addition to solo material.

It was Moore who unearthed the hidden tracks in Strummer's archives, discovering that the songwriter and guitarist would often leave 20 minutes between songs on his cassettes and "superimpose" tracks on to eight-track recordings, which Moore disentangled...

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Best Historical Album

Peter J. Moore, Mastering Engineer
(Bob Dylan and the Band)
Columbia Legacy

by David Friend
Feb. 11 2016

Years of sifting through dusty attic boxes and reels of fuzzy audio recordings has given two Canadian music archivists a shot at Grammy glory.

Producer Jan Haust and engineer Peter Moore are nominated in the best historical album category this year for bringing Bob Dylan's The Basement Tapes to life.

It's one of several projects on which the Toronto-based duo has worked, meticulously restoring tapes that were seemingly lost to time...

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Cowboy Junkies 'Sweet Jane'

by Tom Doyle

October 2015

In 1987, swimming against the tide of MIDI-powered pop records, Cowboy Junkies went into a church to record an album into a single microphone in a single day."

Back in 1988, with the release of an album, The Trinity Session, recorded almost entirely in a single day, Cowboy Junkies became arguable the first band to create the music sub-genre which would later become known as alt-country. A slow-burning, atmospheric take on country music, at a time when most artists were relying heavily on programmed sounds, the Canadian four-piece's second long-player was all the more remarkable given that it was recorded live at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity around one microphone, namely a Calrec Soundfield...

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Bob Dylan's 'Basement Tapes'

Rolling Stone brings Garth Hudson back to Big Pink for the first time since 1968 for an exclusive documentary
by David Browne
Nov. 5 2014

Forty-six years after Rolling Stone first alerted the world to the existence of Bob Dylan's secret Basement Tapes sessions, the complete recordings are finally getting a commercial release - and we're commemorating the occasion with a cover story.

Rolling Stone contributing editor David Browne traces the entire history of the tapes in our new issue (on stands Friday), from the 1966 motorcycle crash that preceded their creation to the secret recording sessions in the Saugerties, New York home known as Big Pink to the many bootlegs and partial releases that have come out over the years to the massive undertaking it took to prepare all 130 tracks for release on The Basement Tapes Complete box set...

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Bob Dylan's Legendary Basement Tapes

by Sasha Frere-Jones
Oct. 27 2014

Next week, a six-CD set called "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11," featuring a hundred and thirty-nine songs, will be released. It is not exactly an album, and was never intended to be. Some of the songs began circulating in 1969, on an album that came to be called "The Great White Wonder," and brought the word "bootleg" into the context of music. Six years later, sixteen songs from these sessions, plus eight written and recorded by The Band alone, were enhanced with overdubs and officially released as a two-LP set, under the name "The Basement Tapes." Several months before the release, Dylan gave his first radio interview in nine years and said, "Somebody mentioned it was a good idea to put it out, you know, as a record, so people could hear it in its entirety and know exactly what we were doing up there in those years." ...

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Bob Dylan and The Band's complete Basement Tapes resurface at last

by Nick Krewen
Nov. 5, 2014

Toronto duo largely responsible for lifting the veil off "the most sought after and mysterious recordings from the post-nuclear, pre-digital era."

It takes a moment to sink in and realize what I'm actually holding: an original Basement Tape, one of the more than 20 reels recorded by Bob Dylan and the majority of Toronto legends The Band when Dylan was convalescing in Woodstock, N.Y., following a 1966 motorcycle accident.

How do I know it's an original? Because my dining companion is Toronto's Jan Haust, Canadian music archivist, current curator of the Dylan-driven collection, and primarily responsible for the release earlier this week of The Basement Tapes Complete, a lavish six-CD set issued by Sony's Legacy that finally lifts the veil off what Haust calls "the most sought after and mysterious recordings from the post-nuclear, pre-digital era..." lovingly restored and digitally remastered in Toronto by Haust and renowned Cowboy Junkies engineer and producer Peter J. Moore...

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THIS NEIL'S ON FIRE: a classic cut reborn
(LtoR) Dallas Good, Neil Young, Garth Hudson, Mike Belitsky, Peter Moore, Sean Dean and Travis Good
by Greg Quill
Nov. 26, 2010

Neil Young was big, loud and surprising, as he often is, when working on an album of songs by The Band... So, when Young turned up one morning in April 2009 at the west-end Toronto studio of award-winning music producer/engineer Peter J. Moore to add his contribution to a collection of some great and some lesser known Band songs — recorded during the past three years by a number of Canada's prominent pop, rock and folk acts, selected and arranged by The Band's legendary keyboardist Garth Hudson, and released last week as A Canadian Celebration of The Band, on the Curve Music label — it was appropriate that a particularly potent talisman, the original Big Pink basement tape recording of the Dylan-Rick Danko composition, "This Wheel's On Fire," was positioned decorously on the studio's fireplace mantel, oozing mojo.

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Amchitka Album

by Tom Hawthorn
Nov. 25 2009

On the 40th Anniversary of the landmark concert, in which Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and Phil Ochs played for free to a sell-out crowd in Vancouver, raising enough money to send the Greenpeace to Amchitka, Alaska to stop U.S. nuclear bomb testing... and giving the world Greenpeace...

Greenpeace releases a CD of the incredible concert performance.

The E Room performed this unique restoration project, working from only a damaged tape made by the soundman at the 1970 concert.

Before there was ever Live Aid or Band Aid or Farm Aid, even before George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh, there was the concert that launched Greenpeace.

The Amchitka concert CDs are an aural time capsule. To listen in is to eavesdrop on a special moment 39 years in the past when Phil and James and Joni were impassioned by a cause (and, in the latter pair's case, by love).

On headphones, it sounds as if you're sitting just offstage. You can even hear audience cries.


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