Ron Sexsmith Debuts In The Top 10 With Long Player Late BloomerMarch 09 2011
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The highest debuting album in Canada this week is Ron Sexsmithâ€™s latest, Long Player Late Bloomer which bows in at #8 on the national SoundScan sales charts. The album enters the national Digital Album sales chart at #7. This marks the highest chart position and greatest single weekâ€™s sales Ron has ever achieved in Canada.
In the U.K., Ron Sexsmith became a trending topic on Twitter this past weekend as the UKâ€™s BBC Four aired â€˜Love Shines,â€™ a documentary film about the singer-songwriter, along with glowing reviews of his new album Long Player Late Bloomer and an appearance on BBC Fourâ€™s â€œSongwritersâ€™ Circleâ€ program. His new album shot to the #1 spot on Amazon UKâ€™s Alternative and Indie chart and #6 on the UKâ€™s Independent Albums Top 10 Alternative chart.
In the United States, Long Player Late Bloomer has debuted at #37 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #9 on the Folk Chart.
â€œImmaculately well-observed songs delivered with sincerity and panache.â€
â€“ The Guardian, 4 out of 5 stars
â€œCharmingâ€ â€“ Mojo, 4 out of 5 stars
Album of the Week â€“ Huffington Post
Produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi and Michael BublÃ©), Long Player Late Bloomer was recorded in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver during the winter of 2010. The album features a star-studded cast of musicians backing up Ron in the studio, including guitarist Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney), bassist Paul Bushnell (Elton John, No Doubt), keyboardist Jamie Edwards (Aimee Mann) and drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails).
Ronâ€™s songwriting is very much front and centre of the new film â€œLove Shines.â€ The documentary, directed by Douglas Arrowsmith, takes us inside the studio as Ron and Bob Rock craft the music that would make up Long Player Late Bloomer. The film makes itsâ€™ U.S. debut during the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas march 15 and 16.
Ron Sexsmith is currently on tour in North America. Check www.ronsexsmith.com for more information.
For more information; Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada
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