Blue Rodeo To Release Ambitious Double Album, The Things We Left Behind, On Tuesday, November 10, 2009 October 14 2009
<strong>Blue Rodeo To Release Ambitious Double Album, The Things We Left Behind, On Tuesday, November 10, 2009</strong>
Album Available As 2 CDs, 2 Vinyl Discs And Special Itunes LP
For Immediate Release
Warner Music Canada and Blue Rodeo are thrilled to announce that The Things We Left Behind, the bandâ€™s 12th studio recording, will be released in Canada on Tuesday, november 10, 2009. With 16 songs spread over two discs, The Things We Left Behind is the most ambitious recording of the bandâ€™s 25 year career.
â€œFrom the beginning when we first played the songs for each other, we knew we were going to do two records,â€ says Jim Cuddy.
As the recording commenced it became clear that in this age of digitally downloaded music, Blue Rodeo was actually making an old-fashioned vinyl album.
â€œWe wanted to make a cd that represented the flip of a record,â€ continues Greg Keelor.
The Things We left Behind is the real deal. Itâ€™s a double gate-fold sleeve, 12x12 cover and two discs with four distinct sides programmed to take the listener on a trip. The album will be available in a number of different configurations including two cds, double vinyl and a special itunes LP, a digital package that will include interactive album notes, exclusive photos of the band and portraits of their most prized instruments, a song by song commentary from Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor and a special acoustic performance of four new songs from the album.
The Things we left Behind was produced by Blue Rodeo at the bandâ€™s Woodshed Studios in downtown Toronto. The album opens with the sound of tympanis heralding the title track â€œAll The Things That Are Left Behind,â€ and it is immediately clear that you are listening to a Blue Rodeo album like no other. â€œitâ€™s not like weâ€™re going for a skate and just singing a whole pile of blue rodeo songs,â€ boasts Keelor wryly. â€œThere are a few curve balls on this record.â€
Ballads such as â€œIn My Bones,â€ â€œGossipâ€ and â€œWaiting for the Worldâ€ contain some of the strongest performances of the groupâ€™s career while songs such as â€œMillion Milesâ€ and â€œShebaâ€ bare the unmistakable influence of groups like fairport convention and the rolling stones respectively. Keelorâ€™s â€œnever look backâ€ reprises the sound of his and jimâ€™s pre-rodeo post punk band the hi fiâ€™s while quoting the everly brothers. Cuddy steps up with a couple of great road songs, â€œCandiceâ€ and â€œArizona Dust,â€ written during the bandâ€™s U.S. tour last year.
To promote the release of The Things We Left Behind, Jim and Greg are headed out across Canada for a unique set of performances at small clubs across the country. For the first time ever, the two men will perform alone, with acoustic guitars telling the stories behind the songs. In contrast to those performances, Blue Rodeo will perform at the half-time show at the 2009 Grey Cup game held in Calgary, Alberta on November 29, 2009.
For More Information, Contact Steve Waxman, Warner Music Canada
P: (416) 758-1097