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Murder Ballads & Other Love Songs

by The Heavy Horses

The Heavy Horses plays guitar, drinks tea & writes songs about outlaws, love & murder. If you like these things, we'll get along just fine - so tell your friends & have a listen.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro
1:23 album only
2. Anyone Can Tell
5:17 album only
3. Copper & Gold
3:13 album only
4. Into the Earth
3:35 album only
5. Pale Rider
3:42 album only
6. Thirty Year Night
3:54 album only
7. Cold Winter Skies
3:21 album only
8. Hell Awaits
3:56 album only
9. Heavy Heart of Mine
3:46 album only
10. Mexican Valley
4:44 album only
11. In Darkness He Came
4:31 album only
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Album Notes
Murder Ballads & Other Love Songs is the debut album by The Heavy Horses, the pseudonym under which Canadian musician Justin Mahoney writes and records songs about outlaws, angels, and murder.

The album was recorded and mixed in Toronto by Laurence Currie (Amelia Curran/Wintersleep/The Once), and features Canadian talents including Andrew Collins (Creaking Tree String Quartet, The Foggy Hogtown Boys), Max Heineman (The Foggy Hogtown Boys), Christine Bougie (The Good Lovelies, Amy Millan), and Brad Kilpatrick (Hawksley Workman), among others.

Steeped in tradition, and raised on a healthy diet of "the old country", The Heavy Horses are naturally drawn to writing in the same style of music, and make no excuses for it. Although they have never raised a pistol to a man, fled to Mexico, murdered out of love, anger, or murdered "just to watch him die" as Johnny Cash once put it, these themes are abundant in the writing.

If you’ve always wanted to relive the Wild West, or the 70's outlaw country movement – well, those days are gone, but The Heavy Horses aim to get you pretty damn close... 

"Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that." - Waylon Jennings 

Produced by: Justin Mahoney
Recorded & mixed by: Laurence Currie
Recorded at: Sunnyside Studios, Toronto, ON
Mastered at: Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto, ON
Album artwork & design by: Mandy Keeping

Justin Mahoney: Vocals, Guitars, Electric Bass

Tyler Beckett: mandolin - tracks 2, 9
Christine Bougie: lap steel - tracks 4, 7, 10, 11
Patrick Brealey: piano - tracks 6, 8, 11
Andrew Collins: mandolin - tracks 4, 5, 8, 10, 11
Rob Fenton: dobro - tracks 2, 3, 5, 9
Max Heineman: upright bass - tracks 4, 5, 10, 11
Mandy Keeping: harmony - track 10
Brad Kilpatrick: percussion - tracks 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
Andrew Schaak: accordion - tracks 3, 10, 11
Jon Steen: pedal steel - tracks 6, 8



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