Corb Lund has released the deluxe edition of his critically-acclaimed studio album Agricultural Tragic Originally released with 12-songs, Agricultural Tragic (Deluxe Edition) features four bonus tracks recorded during the original recording sessions, including a revisited, horns and organ-heavy version of “90 Seconds of Your Time.”
Also today, Corb has premiered the acoustic video for “Horse Poor,” a previously unreleased fan favourite featuring Jaida Dreyer (the video was filmed before the start of the global pandemic). A classic country duet in the vein of Loretta and Conway, Johnny and June or Waylon and Jessi, “Horse Poor” is a fun romp about a guy in love with a girl and a girl in love with her horses; an expensive proposition. Lund and Dreyer previously teamed up together on a standout track from Agricultural Tragic,
“I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey,” and have been performing “Horse Poor” on the road together for years, to much fan acclaim. Watch the “Horse Poor” acoustic video HERE and the official music video released last month HERE.
“So we’re nearly a year since Agricultural Tragic came out, and it’ll be cool to get these unreleased tunes out into the world via the new Deluxe Edition,” says Corb. “We recorded more songs than usual when we cut the record and they didn’t fit on the album at the time. It was hard to know which ones to leave behind so I’m glad this handful of strays will finally be seeing the light of day. And it’s fun to look back on the acoustic video for ‘Horse Poor,’ which we filmed with Jaida on the family ranch up here, winter-in-Canada style right before the world shut down!”
Originally released in June, Agricultural Tragic was Lund’s first studio album in five years. Exclaim called the album one of the year’s “most well-rounded and re-playable releases,” while American Songwriter said that the songs “sparkle with a kind of authenticity that only someone who lives that life can project.”
The Edmonton Journal said: “Do yourself a favour and get your freshly sanitized hands on a copy of the new (album)… Pre-empting any hype or hyperbole, Agricultural Tragic is a record with instantly detectable depth and energy.”
Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins. His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts in 2012; three of his records have been certified Gold, and his 2015 studio album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer/songwriters working today.
In September 2019, Corb released Cover Your Tracks, an 8-song collection of unexpected cover songs previously recorded by AC/DC, Nancy Sinatra, Billy Joel, Marty Robbins, Bob Dylan, The Eagles, Willie Nelson & Ray Charles, and Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show.
A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Before his current bandleader incarnation with the Hurtin’ Albertans, Lund was an integral part of the smalls, a legendary Canadian indie rock band who didn’t quite fit into any single category, either, mixing punk, speed metal and — indeed — country.
Embracing both his Western heritage and his indie-rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens – from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons to the sombre realities of running a modern family ranch.
- 90 Seconds Of Your Time
- Old Men
- I Think You Oughta Try Whiskey (Featuring Jaida Dreyer)
- Raining Horses
- Grizzly Bear Blues
- Dance With Your Spurs On
- Louis L’Amour
- Never Not Had Horses
- Ranchin’, Ridin’, Romance (Two Outta Three Ain’t Bad)
- Rat Patrol
- Tattoos Blues
- Hard To Play The Steel Guitar (for Super Frank)
- Horse Poor (Featuring Jaida Dreyer)
- Fancy Pickin’
- 90 Seconds Of Your Time (Revisited)