Tag Archives: Canada

Skinny Puppy: Remission

In December 1984, “Nettwerk” label released “Remission”, the debut Skinny Puppy EP. It was recorded in 1984, at “Mushroom Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, and was produced by cEvin Key and Dave Ogilvie.

Personnel:

  • Nivek Ogre – vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, spooky horn
  • cEvin Key – vocals, synthesizer, drums, percussion, tapes, treatments
  • Dave Ogilvie – engineer
  • Wilhelm Schroeder (Bill Leeb) – bass synth
  • D. Plevin – fretless bass 
  • Steven R. Gilmore – cover art
  • Greg Sykes – typography

Track listing:

  1. Smothered Hope
  2. Glass Houses
  3. Far Too Frail
  4. Solvent
  5. Sleeping Beast
  6. Brap…

Mathew Good Band: Last of the Ghetto Astronauts

On December 8, 1995, “Last of the Ghetto Astronauts”, the debut Matthew Good Band studio album was released independently. It was recorded in 1995, at “Utopia Parkway Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, and was produced by John Shepp.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Good – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Genn – organ, Rhodes piano
  • Geoff Lloyd – bass guitar
  • Ian Browne – drums
  • Steve Black – piano
  • Judy Renouf – cello
  • John Shepp – percussion, mixing
  • Terry Brown – mixing
  • George Leger – mastering
  • George Jenkins – layout, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Good, except where noted.

  1. Alabama Motel Room – Matthew Good, Geoff Lloyd, Ian Browne
  2. Symbolistic White Walls
  3. She’s Got a New Disguise
  4. Native Son
  5. Vermilion
  6. Every Name Is My Name
  7. Haven’t Slept in Years
  8. Radio Bomb
  9. Fearless
  10. The War Is Over (includes the hidden track Omission of the Omen)

Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

On November 7, 1972, “Atlantic” label released “The Divine Miss M”, the debut Bette Midler studio album. It was recorded 1971 – 1972, at “Atlantic Recording Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegun, Barry Manilow. Geoffrey Haslam and Joel Dorn. The album was certified Platinum in US and Canada.

Personnel:

  • Bette Midler – lead vocals
  • Dickie Frank – guitar
  • David Spinozza – guitars
  • Don Arnone – guitar
  • Dick Hyman – piano
  • Barry Manilow – piano
  • Pat Rebillot – piano
  • Ron Carter – bass guitar
  • Michael Federal – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Milt Hinton – bass
  • Ted Sommer – drums
  • Ray Lucas – drums
  • Kevin Ellman – drums
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion instruments
  • Cissy Houston – backing vocals
  • Tender Loving Care (Renelle Broxton, Diedre Tuck, Beverly McKenzie) – backing vocals
  • Gail Kantor – backing vocals
  • Melissa Manchester – backing vocals
  • Merle Miller – backing vocals
  • Gene Orloff – violin
  • Emanuel Green – violin
  • Selwart Clarke – viola
  • Kermit Moore – cello
  • Thom Bell – horn and string arrangements
  • Barry Manilow – arranger, conductor
  • William S. Fischer – string arrangement
  • Marty Nelson – vocal arranger
  • Arif Mardin – arrangements
  • Lew Hahn – engineer
  • Richard Amsel – illustration
  • Richard Mantel – art direction, design
  • Kenn Duncan – photography
  • Geoffrey Haslam, Lew Hahn, Bob Liftin – remix

Track listing:

  1. Do You Want to Dance – Bobby Freeman
  2. Chapel of Love – Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
  3. Superstar – Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell
  4. Daytime Hustler – Jeff Kent
  5. Am I Blue – Harry Akst, Grant Clarke
  6. Friends (Session 1) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart
  7. Hello in There – John Prine
  8. Leader of the Pack – George Morton, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich
  9. Delta Dawn – Larry Collins, Alex Harvey
  10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Don Raye, Hughie Prince
  11. Friends (Session 2) – Mark Klingman, Buzzy Linhart

Alanis Morissette: Alanis

On April 6, 1991, “MCA Records Canada” label released “Alanis”, the debut Alanis Morissette album. It was recorded September – December 1990, at “Distortion Studios” in Ottawa, Canada, and was produced by Leslie Howe.

Personnel:

  • Alanis Morissette – lead and backing vocals
  • Leslie Howe – guitar, additional keyboards, drum programming, engineer, mixing
  • Serge Côté – keyboards
  • Frank “Fish” Levin – keyboards, strings arrangement
  • Chad Morissette – backing vocals
  • Wade Morissette – backing vocals
  • Tyley Ross – backing vocals
  • John & Peter (The Burn Bros.) – backing vocals
  • Tom “Sloppy” Saidak – backing vocals
  • Kevin “Iceman” Little – backing vocals
  • Dan “Capt. Pin” – backing vocals
  • Deane Josh Lovejoy – backing vocals
  • Sean Daley – backing vocals
  • Jenny “Frank #1” Parlier – backing vocals
  • Mr. Fish – backing vocals
  • Sal – backing vocals
  • Rick “Slick” Kumar – backing vocals
  • Martin Soldat – art direction, design
  • Dimo Safari – photography

Track listing:

  1. Feel Your Love – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe
  2. Too Hot – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe
  3. Plastic – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe, Serge Côté
  4. Walk Away – Alanis Morissete, Leslie Howe, Louise Reny, Frank Levin
  5. On My Own – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe, Serge Côté
  6. Superman – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe
  7. Jealous – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe, Serge Côté
  8. Human Touch – Alanis Morissete, Leslie Howe, Louise Reny, Frank Levin
  9. Oh Yeah – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe
  10. Party Boy – Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe

Gordon Lightfoot: Solo

On March 20, 2020, “Warner Music Canada” label released “Solo”, the 22nd Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “Grant Avenue Studio” in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – vocals, guitar
  • Bob Doidge – recording, mixing
  • Amy King – mastering
  • Patrick Duffy – design
  • Carl Dunn – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot.

  1. Oh So Sweet
  2. E-Motion
  3. Better Off
  4. Return Into Dust
  5. Do You Walk, Do You Talk
  6. Just A Little Bit
  7. Easy Flo
  8. Dreamdrift
  9. The Laughter We Seek
  10. Why Not Give It a Try

The Besnard Lakes: The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

On January 29, 2021, “Flemish Eye Records” label released “The Besnard Lakes Are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings”, sixth studio Besnard Lakes (The) album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Rigaud Ranch”, “Breakglass Studios” in Montreal, Canada, and was produced by Olga Goreas and Jace Lasek.

Personnel:

  • Jace Lasek – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, string and horn arrangements, sounds, mixing
  • Olga Goreas – vocals, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, string and horn arrangements, handwritten font
  • Richard White – guitar
  • Robbie MacArthur – electric and 12 string guitars, baritone guitar
  • Sheenah Ko – vocals, keyboards, synthesizer 
  • Kevin Laing – drums, percussion
  • Welkom in De Blaak – organ
  • Joel Campbell – drums
  • Philip Gosselin – mastering
  • Todd Stewart – design
  • Corri-Lynn Tetz – design
  • Dave Thomas – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas.

  1. Blackstrap
  2. Raindrops
  3. Christmas
  4. Our Heads, Our Hearts on Fire Again
  5. Feuds with Guns
  6. The Dark Side of Paradise
  7. New Revolution
  8. The Father of Time Wakes Up
  9. Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings

Devin Townshend: Terria

On August 27, 2001, “HeavyDevy” label released “Terria”, the fifth Devin Townsend studio album. It was recorded February – May 2001, at “Mushroom” in Manland, Bedlam, “Platinum Plus” and “Greenhouse Studios”, Vancouver, BC, and was produced by Devin Townsend.

Personnel:

  • Devin Townsend – vocals, guitar, ambience, samples, keyboards, engineer, mixing
  • Jamie Meyer – piano, keyboards
  • Craig McFarland – fretless bass
  • Gene Hoglan – drums
  • Shaun Thingvold – engineering, mixing
  • Scott Ternan – engineering
  • Jamie Meyer – engineering
  • Lee Preston – engineering
  • Chris Crippen – drum technician
  • Mike Bellis – drum technician
  • Travis Smith – illustration, design, layout
  • Gloria Fraser – photography

Personnel:

All tracks by Devin Townsend.

  1. Olives
  2. Mountain
  3. Earth Day
  4. Deep Peace
  5. Canada
  6. Down and Under
  7. The Fluke
  8. Nobody’s Here
  9. Tiny Tears
  10. Stagnant
  11. Humble – hidden track

Deep Purple: Whoosh!

On August 7, 2020, “earMUSIC” label released “Whoosh!”, the twenty-first Deep Purple studio album. It was recorded 2019 – 2020, at “The Tracking Room”, “Anarchy Studios” and “Ocean Way” in Nashville, Tennessee, “Noble Street Studios” in Toronto, Canada, “Henson Recording Studios” in Hollywood, California, and was produced by Bob Ezrin.

Personnel:

  • Ian Gillan – vocals
  • Steve Morse – guitars
  • Don Airey – keyboards
  • Roger Glover – bass
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Saam Hashemi – programming
  • Ayana George, Tiffany Palmer – backing vocals
  • Bob Ezrin – percussion, backing vocals, mixing
  • John Metcalf – orchestra arrangements
  • Alan Umstead – conductor
  • Julian Shank – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Krotz, Jaime Sickora – engineer
  • Zach Pepe – engineer assistant
  • Nick Spezia – orchestra recording
  • Justin Cortelyou – mixing, tracking
  • Jason Elliott, Justin Francis – mixing
  • Bryce Robertson – tracking assistant
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering
  • Jekyll & Hyde – cover art, design
  • Ben Wolf – band photography
  • Elena Saharova – landscape photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Gillan, Steve Morse, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Ian Paice and Bob Ezrin, except where noted.

  1. Throw My Bones
  2. Drop the Weapon
  3. We’re All the Same in the Dark
  4. Nothing at All
  5. No Need to Shout
  6. Step by Step
  7. What the What
  8. The Long Way Round
  9. The Power of the Moon
  10. Remission Possible
  11. Man Alive
  12. And the Address – Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord
  13. Dancing in My Sleep (bonus track)

The Tragically Hip: In Violet Light

On June 11, 2002, “Universal” label released “In Violet Light”, the eighth Tragically Hip (The) album. It was recorded 2001 – 2002, at “Compass Point” in Nassau, “The Bathouse” in Bath, Ontario, and was produced by Hugh Padgham, Mark Vreeken, Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclar and Johnny Fay. The album was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”.

Personnel:

  • Gord Downie – violin
  • Paul Langlois – guitar
  • Rob Baker – guitar, design, cover painting
  • Gord Sinclair – bass
  • Johnny Fay – drums
  • Neil Symonette – percussion
  • Mark Vreeken – recording
  • Hugh Padgham – additional recording, engineer 
  • Terry Manning – engineer
  • Alex Dixon, Oswald Bowe, Aaron Holmberg, Dave Koster – engineer assistant
  • Hugh Padgham, Terry Manning – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Andrew McLachlan – design
  • Richard Beland – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Gord Downie, Paul Langlois, Rob Baker, Gord Sinclar and Johnny Fay.

  1. Are You Ready
  2. Use It Up
  3. The Darkest One
  4. It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken
  5. Silver Jet
  6. Throwing off Glass
  7. All Tore Up
  8. Leave
  9. A Beautiful Thing
  10. The Dire Wolf
  11. The Dark Canuck

Spirit of the West: Open Heart Symphony

On May 21, 1996, “Warner Music Canada” label released “Open Heart Symphony”, the eight Spirit of the West album. It was recorded in May 1995, at “Orpheum Theatre” and “Mushroom Studios” in Vancouver, Canada, and was produced by Cliff Jones, John Mann, Geoffrey Kelly, Hugh McMillan, Vince Ditrich, Tobin Frank, J. Knutson, Matthew Harder,

Personnel:

  • John Mann – vocals, guitar
  • Geoffrey Kelly – guitars, flutes and bodhran
  • Hugh McMillan – guitars, bass, banjo, trombone, mandolins, Chapman stick, piano, keyboards
  • J. Knutson – vocals
  • Tobin Frank – bass
  • Vince Ditrich – drums
  • George Blondheim – piano
  • The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
  • George Blondheim – orchestra arrangements
  • Clyde Mitchell – conductor
  • Brian Larson, Cam Wilson – violin, fiddle
  • Charles Inkman – cello
  • Reg Quiring – viola
  • Clyde Mitchell – French horn
  • Rob Nevaleinen – monitor engineer
  • Don Harder, Greg Reely – live recordings engineer
  • Brian Chanpong, Glen Reely, John Henderson – live recordings engineer assistant
  • Pete Wonsiak – recording assistant
  • Greg Reely – recording, mixing
  • Brian K. Lee – mastering
  • John Rummen – artwork, design
  • Petra Erstenuk – violin/heart drawing
  • Dwayne Brown – cover photography
  • David Cooper – live performances photography

Track listing:

All tracks John Mann and Geoffrey Kelly, except where noted.

  1. Williamson’s Garage
  2. Daisy’s Dead
  3. Frankfurt, I’m Sorry
  4. Christmas Eve – traditional
  5. Resurrection
  6. The Miller’s Daughter – Geoffrey Kelly
  7. Bare Branches
  8. Strange Bedfellows
  9. Kiss and Tell
  10. Milk, Tea and Oranges
  11. Let the Ass Bray