Jim Cuddyâ€™s Skyscraper Soul Album Cover And Full Tracklisting Revealed August 16 2011
<strong>New single, â€œEveryone Watched The Wedding,â€ now available at iTunes and all other digital service providers
Full album available as CD, Vinyl and Digital Tuesday, September 27, 2011, pre-orders available now at iTunes and www.jimcuddy.com</strong>
For immediate release
Warner Music Canada recording artist Jim Cuddy has revealed the full track listing and album cover for his new solo album, Skyscraper Soul. The album cover, shot by photographer Sally Davies, will surely be an unexpected surprise for fans.
â€œHonestly, I was reluctant to wear a suit and play a character,â€ admits Jim Cuddy, reflecting on the photo shoot. â€œBut Sally had a vision and convinced me to try it. She wanted me to look elegant and exhausted. For me, that fit in with the story of the record â€“ that the city can beat you down.â€
â€œEveryone Watched The Wedding,â€ the first single from Jim Cuddyâ€™s forthcoming album, Skyscraper Soul, is now available for purchase at iTunes and all other DSPs. The track is now streaming at www.jimcuddy.com.
â€œI've never been much of a royalist but this song is about the royal wedding,â€ says Cuddy of â€œEveryone Watched The Wedding.â€ â€œSomething about this last wedding got me. When I started reading more about it I realized that there was something about it that is very inspiring. And this was truly a gift. This song just came out. I had come in to the studio to do something completely different and within half an hour I had this song completely sketched out and that doesn't happen, usually there's more work involved.â€
Skyscraper Soul is scheduled for release on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. All digital album pre-orders at iTunes will receive an instant download of â€œEveryone Watched The Wedding.â€ Fans can also pre-order the physical album (CD, deluxe CD pack and Vinyl with CD) at www.jimcuddy.com. Orders for the physical release come with a handwritten lyric manuscript and an instant download of the demo track, â€œWaterâ€™s Running High.â€
In the winter of 2011, following extensive Blue Rodeo touring, Jim Cuddy began to write music to accompany his wife Renaâ€™s comedic short film, â€œFour Sisters.â€ It turned out that writing music for the film put him on a creative roll that he continued. Before long he had the kind of material he felt could make up his third solo album.
Production on Skyscraper Soul was handled by Cuddy, guitarist Colin Cripps and Chris Shreenan-Dyck. Jim was joined in Blue Rodeoâ€™s Woodshed Studio by his touring solo band, The Jim Cuddy Band (Colin Cripps, Bazil Donovan, Joel Anderson, Steve Oâ€™Connor and Anne Lindsay) and a number of Torontoâ€™s top horn players and string players.
Skycraper Soul tracklisting:
Everyone Watched The Wedding
Still Want You
Wash Me Down
Watch Yourself Go Down
Donâ€™t Know That Much
Banks Of The 49
What Is So Wrong
Ready To Fall
Waterâ€™s Running High
How In the World
Album cover attached.
For more information contact Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada
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