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Ron Sexsmith Debuts In The Top 10 With Long Player Late Bloomer
March 09 2011

For immediate release The highest debuting album in Canada this week is Ron Sexsmith’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 week’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 UK’s BBC Four aired ‘Love Shines,’ a documentary film about the singer-songwriter, along with glowing reviews of his new album Long Player Late Bloomer and an appearance on BBC Four’s “Songwriters’ Circle” program. His new album shot to the #1 spot on Amazon UK’s Alternative and Indie chart and #6 on the UK’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. “Immaculately well-observed songs delivered with sincerity and panache.” – The Guardian, 4 out of 5 stars “Charming” – Mojo, 4 out of 5 stars Album of the Week – Huffington Post Produced by Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi and Michael Bublé), 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). Ron’s songwriting is very much front and centre of the new film “Love Shines.” 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 its’ 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. -30- For more information; Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada (416) 758-1097 / steve.waxman@warnermusic.com