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The Caution Horses
Studio album by Cowboy Junkies
Released February 1990
Genre Alternative rock
Length 44:32
Label RCA
Professional reviews
Cowboy Junkies chronology
The Trinity Session
(1988)
The Caution Horses
(1990)
Black Eyed Man
(1992)

The Caution Horses is a 1990 album by the Canadian country rock band Cowboy Junkies.

The first album following their 1988 breakthrough The Trinity Session, The Caution Horses features a more conventional, polished sound than that album's spare, haunting country blues. As a consequence, the album was savaged by music critics, who charged that the band had sacrificed their distinctive style.

However, the album's accessibility to mainstream pop and rock audiences also meant that it received more radio airplay and spawned bigger chart hits ("Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" and "Rock and Bird", which featured Bruce Hornsby on the piano on the single version) than The Trinity Session had. A number of critics have also noted that while the album is undeniably a disappointment when compared to its predecessor, when taken on its own merits it is a better album than its initial reception would suggest.

Track listing

All songs by Michael Timmins, except where noted.

  1. "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" – 3:56
  2. "Cause Cheap is How I Feel" – 4:13
  3. "Thirty Summers" – 4:15
  4. "Mariner's Song" – 6:20
  5. "Powderfinger" (Neil Young) – 5:46
  6. "Rock and Bird" – 3:30
  7. "Witches" (Michael Timmins, Margo Timmins) – 2:44
  8. "Where Are You Tonight?" – 5:07
  9. "Escape is So Simple" – 5:15
  10. "You Will Be Loved Again" (Mary Margaret O'Hara) – 3:26

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