add to wish list | library

19 of 22 recommend this,
would you recommend it?

yes | no

Support this site by purchasing from these vendors using the links provided below. As an Amazon Associate earns from qualifying purchases.
  Mobile Fidelity -
  UDSACD 4010
  Cowboy Junkies: Whites Off Earth Now!!
  "Whites Off Earth Now!!"

Cowboy Junkies
Track listing:
  1. Shining Moon
2. State Trooper
3. Me And The Devil
4. Decoration Day
5. Baby Please Don't Go
6. I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
7. Take Me
8. Forgive Me
9. Crossroads
Recording type:
Recording info:

read discussion | delete from library | delete recommendation | report errors
Related titles: 1

Reviews: 3

Review by duravin June 30, 2009 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:    
This is the best sound MoFi SACD that I have in my collection. To my ear MoFi often sounds reserved and not as dynamic as vinyl. Whites however is crisp and the dynamics of the guitar in particular will test the best systems. The liner notes provide an interesting story on how the recording came to be and that it was driven by a desire to get back the emotion and connection found in analog recording from live jazz sessions. Whatever shortcomings may exist in early digital recordings the use of a single point Calrec microphone largely erases them with a sense of aliveness on this SACD. Live to two track with no Auto-Tune (didn't exist at the time anyway) is the way to go. The version of Crossroads is as different as you can imagine from the version on Wheels of Fire (Cream) and yet equally valid and interesting. I listened to the stereo and as a 5.0 liked both but would go with the 2 channel.

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no

Review by rflaugher September 16, 2011
Performance:   Sonics:  
I absolutely love this disc both musically and sonically. The music is very unique and so may not be to everyone’s taste but I find it highly inventive and enjoyable. The singing is very laid back and bluesy while the music is modern and somewhat Avant-garde. A combination I find very compelling. Another reviewer mentioned it was the kind of music for listening to late at night while sipping a good single malt which I found to be a perfect description. I only have listened in stereo output but the sound of that is the best of any disc I own.

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no

Review by progboy July 31, 2011
Performance:   Sonics:  
I have to agree with DURAVIN this SACD is a gem ! Musically this album is very slow moving and sedative by nature and make for a great late evening listen. Sonically this album is quite a find for the audiophiles too. Like many of the MOFI recordings this is recorded low and even but what makes this one soooo good is the clear seperation and character.

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no