Latent Recordings

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Latent Recordings
Parent companyCowboy Junkies
Founded1981
FounderMichael Timmins
Alan Anton
Geoff Railton
Brett Wickens
Distributor(s)MapleMusic (Canada)
Zoe Records (U.S.)
Strange Fruit (international)
Genrerock, alternative rock
Country of originCanada Toronto, Canada
Official websiteLatentRecordings.com
 
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Latent Recordings
Parent companyCowboy Junkies
Founded1981
FounderMichael Timmins
Alan Anton
Geoff Railton
Brett Wickens
Distributor(s)MapleMusic (Canada)
Zoe Records (U.S.)
Strange Fruit (international)
Genrerock, alternative rock
Country of originCanada Toronto, Canada
Official websiteLatentRecordings.com

Latent Recordings is a Canadian independent record label founded in 1981. The label was dormant during the 1990s and early 2000s while the Cowboy Junkies were signed to an American record label, but began to release independently produced albums in the mid-2000s. By the late 2000s, the label had a website selling downloads and CDs of its artists music catalogs.

History[edit source | edit]

The label was formed in London by Michael Timmins, Alan Anton, Geoff Railton, and Brett Wickens to produce and distribute their music. After their first three releases, they returned to Canada, where Timmins and Anton formed Cowboy Junkies with Timmins’ siblings Margo and Pete.

In Toronto, the label distributed Cowboy Junkies' first two albums before the band signed with RCA, which rereleased The Trinity Session internationally. For the next few years the label's releases were sporadic offerings produced by Michael Timmins and/or Peter Moore.

After Cowboy Junkies was released from their record contract—by then with Geffen Records— following their 1998 album Miles From Our Home, they revived Latent Recordings and have released their subsequent albums on that label in Canada. The records have been licensed to other independent labels, such as Zoe Records in the United States and Strange Fruit Records in the UK, for international release.

In recent years, the label has again become active in releasing work by other artists as well, including Jim Bryson, Ivy Mairi, Finlayson/Maize, Lee Harvey Osmond and Huron.

Catalogue[edit source | edit]

Most of Latent Recordings releases have been numbered, with the number preceded by “LATEX” (#s 1–5, V14), or “LATEX CD” (#s >5).

#Album titleArtistRecorded
1Germinal 1 (chrome cassette)Germinal1983 Aug.
2DIN (LP)Germinal1984
3Hunger Project (LP)Hunger Project1982 Mar.
4/4cWhites Off Earth Now (LP/cassette)Cowboy Junkies1986 June
5The Trinity Session (LP)Cowboy Junkies1987 Nov.
6Tell Your Friends There’s Friends AroundThe Corndogs1989 Apr.
7Stone BoatPat Temple and the High Lonesome Players1990
8Library of the SunJohn Bottomley1990
9What the Hell is Going on?The Corndogs1991
10Connecting LinesPat Temple and the High Lonesome Players1991 Jan.
 ?The Dark Monkey is LaughingJeff Bird1992
 ?Songs With The Ornamental HermitsJohn Bottomley1992
11Rarities, B-sides and slow, sad waltzesCowboy Junkies1999 Jun.
12Rabbit (2-disc)The Corndogs1995 Nov.
13Waltz Across AmericaCowboy Junkies2000 Oct.
14The Radio One SessionsCowboy Junkies2002 July
V14Live in Toronto (VHS)Cowboy Junkies2000 Oct.
 ?OpenCowboy Junkies2001
16In The Time Before LlamasCowboy Junkies2003 Oct.
 ?One Soul NowCowboy Junkies2004
18Early 21ST Century BluesCowboy Junkies2005 Mar.
 ?Dark HollowFinlayson / Maize2006
 ?rink, the original motion picture soundtrackJeff Bird2007
 ?Where The Bungalows RoamJim Bryson2007
20At the End of Paths TakenCowboy Junkies2007
21Well YouIvy Mairi2007
 ?Yet Will I e MerryIvy Mairi2008
 ?The FoundlingMary Gauthier2009
23City of SirensSkydiggers2008
24A Quiet EvilLee Harvey Osmond2010
25Acoustic JunkCowboy Junkies2009
26HuronHuron2010
27The History of ForgettingAndy Maize2010
28Renmin Park (The Nomad Series Vol. 1)Cowboy Junkies2010
29Demons (The Nomad Series Vol. 2)Cowboy Junkies2010
30Trail of SmokeCootes Leland2011
31Sing in My Meadow (The Nomad Series Vol. 3)Cowboy Junkies2011
32No TalkerIvy Mairi2011
33The Wilderness (The Nomad Series Vol. 4)Cowboy Junkies2012

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