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Sass Jordan’s Acclaimed “Racine” Album To Be Re-Imagined As “Racine Revisited” Released September 15

Sass Jordan’s Acclaimed “Racine” Album To Be Re-Imagined As “Racine Revisited” Released September 15

Sass Jordan’s breakout major-label masterpiece, Racine, is being re-imagined and released as Racine Revisited, a brilliant record with updated versions of each song on September 15 via Linus Entertainment.

 

This classic album signified an evolution for Jordan and a critical turning point in her career, reaching #2 on the Billboard US Heat Album Chart, the highest position so far in her esteemed career.

 

Racine was released March 31, 1992, just a few weeks after Jordan entered the spotlight with her 4 Top 15 Canadian hits “I Want to Believe”, “Goin’ Back Again”, “Make You a Believer”, and “You Don’t Have to Remind Me”, with the latter two hitting #11 and #12, respectively on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. With the resources of her new label MCA Records and the help of producer Rick Neigher, Jordan embraced the opportunity to create a brassy, swaggering nugget of electric barroom crunch that draws from the same well as Rod Stewart and The Faces. Racine found Jordan with swagger to spare, barbed one-liners, and shades of rich, spirited rock.

 

Universally hailed upon release, Racine topped the critics best of lists in 1992 and continues to resonate on rock radio, 25 years later. So, why go back? As Jordan says in her own words, the album’s release date is “A milestone for any musical recording that sold as much as it did. So, we decided to throw a year long celebration in it’s honour, which gives all the fans a chance to connect and reminisce about where you were, what you were doing, and how far you’ve come since then.”

 

Jordan explains this was not a throwaway idea. “Re-recording such a landmark album was not a venture that we took lightly, because once you release your music to the world, it becomes the emotional property of anyone who connects with it, and rightly so. We wanted to be true to the original recording, but to do something we had never heard of before.”

 

That doesn’t mean using updated technologies or in-fashion sounds of today. Jordan says, “Instead of doing the obvious, and updating the vibe, and making it all shiny, sparkly, hissy and huge – why don’t we recreate the record as if we were IN the ‘70’s, and try to make it sound like it would have if it had been recorded during that seminal decade – where the original recording drew its roots from? What would THAT be like?”

 

With an all-star and confident cast of Rudy Sarzo on bass, Brent Fitz on drums and percussion, Chris Caddell on guitars and Derek Sharp on guitars, keyboards and production duty, one listen and you’ll know this were the combo that made sense for this delicate undertaking.

 

What you hear in Racine Revisited is what happened – no click tracks and no auto-tune. This record was made with great care and precision to be played LOUD and PROUD.

 

 

 

 

 

Sass Jordan Tour Dates:

August 11, 2017                Cold Lake Energy Centre               Cold Lake, ON

August 12, 2017                Prospera Place                                  Kelowna, BC

August 19, 2017                William Hawrelak Park                   Edmonton, AB

September 9, 2017           CFB Kingston Family Fun Festival               Kingston, ON

September 14, 2017        Paard Van Troke                                               Den Haag, NLD

September 15, 2017        Luxor Live                                            Arnhem, NLD

September 16, 2017        Jungle Club                                         Koln, DEU

September 17, 2017        Breda Barst                                         Breda. NLD

September 19, 2017        Quasimodo                                         Berlin, DEU

September 21, 2017        Neushoorn                                         Leeuwarden, NLD

September 22, 2017        De Spot                                                Middelburg, NLD

September 23, 2017        Metropool                                          Hengelo, NLD

September 24, 2017        Bosuil                                                  Weert, NLD

November 2, 2017           Market Hall                                    Peterborough, ON

November 4, 2017           Avalon Lounge                               Whitby, ON

November 7, 2017            National Arts Centre                       Ottawa, ON

November 9, 2017           Old Town Hall                                 Bayfield, ON

November 10, 2017         Heartwood Concert Hall              Owen Sound, ON

November 11, 2017         Deerhurst Resort                             Huntsville, ON

November 15, 2017         Aeolian Hall                                         London, ON

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