- Saturday, May 1, 2004
- David Travers-Smith
- Private Ear Recording
- Jericho Beach
40 Days is The Wailin' Jennys' first full-length recording. The follow up to their self-titled EP, 40 Days boasts a colourful collection of originals, traditional songs and uniquely arranged covers. It was produced by David Travers-Smith, who is credited with working with Jane Siberry, Veda Hille, Harry Manx & Kevin Breit, Sylvia Tyson and The Barra MacNeils. The album highlights each of the members' extraordinary and distinct songwriting capabilities - from the forceful acoustic pulse of Luft's songs to the ambient, atmospheric vibe of Mehta's offerings and the sweet, down-home feel of Moody's music - the recording covers a broad and rich range of styles and sounds.
The Jennys' trademark spine-tingling harmonies weave a thread of continuity throughout the album, creating a distinctive overall sound that is the trio's alone. 40 Days pays homage to the raw acoustic sound that has made the Jennys such a dynamic live act while it explores new, exciting musical territory. This is an album about finding love and peace, and discovering one's place in the world. It's sure to delight devoted fans just as it entices newcomers to join in on the journey.