Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, is pleased to announce the June 30 release of a Canada 150: A Celebration Of Music. Issued on the eve of our nation’s sesquicentennial, these collections will be available digitally and in single CD, 2CD, and Super Deluxe 6CD Coffee Table Book editions, offering something for all Canadian music fans to celebrate.
“Assembling a package that sums up Canada’s 150 years would be impossible. A country as vast and diverse as ours, with rich histories from countless perspectives could not be contained in one place. But I believe it can be visited – and contemplated by viewing through the lens of the many thoughts expressed here in picture, story, and song,” says Jeffrey Remedios, President & CEO of UMC. “Hopefully, this one-of-a-kind odyssey across our country goes some way to answering the question of ‘how does a nation sing happy birthday to itself?’”
Packaged in a 60-page, 10×14” hardcover book, the Super Deluxe edition covers a great swath of our nation’s musical landscape from coast to coast. Included are some of the biggest and best in Canadian music from the ‘60s to today, themed across six discs that include current tracks, classic Pop and AC hits as well as one disc that reflects unique Canada-isms and geographical landmarks. The book features a double cover, with commissioned paintings from Marc Jordan and Murray McLauchlan on either front. Within are illustrations and symbols representing each province and territory in Canada. Essays and liner notes are provided by a number of the collection’s musical contributors as well as other prominent Canadians, including Rick Hansen, Tom Jackson, Bob Mersereau, Denise Donlon, and many others. Exclusive to the box set is a newly-recorded version of Leonard Cohen’s Tower of Song by Lighthouse, produced by Bob Ezrin.
The two-disc Now & Next version will equally highlight the most compelling current and coming generations of Canadian artists already topping global charts or heralding our rising future stars. The single disc ICON configuration highlights 11 of the most globally recognizable Canadian hits.
Super Deluxe Coffee Table Book 6CD Edition
Disc 1: The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face / Hedley – Crazy For You (Radio Edit) / Justin Bieber – Sorry / Keisza – Hideaway / Shawn Mendes – Stitches (Canada Radio Version) / Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (Single) / Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart / Lights – Up We Go / The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know / Serena Ryder – Stompa / Tegan and Sara – Walking With A Ghost / City And Colour – The Girl / Feist – I Feel It All / Broken Social Scene – Sweetest Kill / Metric – Help I’m Alive / Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves
Disc 2: Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 / Colin James – Just Came Back / Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway / Avril Lavigne – Complicated / Loverboy – Working for the Weekend / The Spoons – Nova Heart / Platinum Blonde – Not in Love / The Pursuit of Happiness – I’m An Adult Now (original) / Barenaked Ladies – Lovers In A Dangerous Time / Corey Hart – Sunglasses At Night / The Northern Pikes – She Ain’t Pretty (Radio Edit) / Payola$ – Eyes Of A Stranger / Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone) (Single Mix) / Men Without Hats – The Safety Dance / Martha and The Muffins – Echo Beach / Rough Trade – High School Confidential / Gowan – A Criminal Mind
Disc 3: The TransCanada Highwaymen – It’s All Been Done / Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild (Single Version) / Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet / Stampeders – Sweet City Woman / Lighthouse – Sunny Days / April Wine – Bad Side Of The Moon / Five Man Electrical Band – Signs / The Band – The Weight / Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City / Alannah Myles – Black Velvet / Nickelback – Photograph / The Tea Party – Heaven Coming Down / Rush – Tom Sawyer / Triumph – Lay It On The Line / 54.40 – I Go Blind / Sloan – The Rest Of My Life / Teenage Head – Let’s Shake / The Headstones – Tweeter And The Monkey Man
Disc 4: Lighthouse – Tower of Song / Michael Bublé – Home / Ron Sexsmith feat. Chris Martin – Gold in Them Hills (Remix) / Bachman feat. Neil Young – Little Girl Lost / Marc Jordan Feat. Johnny Reid – Rhythm Of My Heart / Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River / Bobby Bazini – Leonard Cohen / Daniel Lanois – Flametop Green / Sarah McLachlan – Angel / Cowboy Junkies – Misguided Angel / The Rankin Family – Fare Thee Well Love / Loreena McKennitt – The Mummer’s Dance (Single Remix) / Shania Twain – Man! I Feel Like A Woman / Alan Doyle feat. Ed Robertson – 1,2,3,4 / Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird / Dream Warriors – My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style / Rascalz feat. Kardinal Offishal, Thrust, Choclair, Checkmate – Northern Touch
Disc 5: Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah / Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now / k.d. Lang – Constant Craving / Anne Murray – You Needed Me / Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from “Titanic”) / Blue Rodeo – Try / Burton Cummings – Stand Tall (Live At Massey Hall) / Gino Vannelli – I Just Wanna Stop / Murray McLauchlan – Whispering Rain / Bruce Cockburn – Pacing The Cage / The Jeff Healey Band – Angel Eyes / Buffy Sainte-Marie – Up Where We Belong / Ian & Sylvia – Four Strong Winds / Jann Arden – Good Mother / Johnny Reid – What Love Is All About / The Tenors – Home I’ll Be / Tom Jackson – Promises (remake)
Disc 6: Big Sugar – O Canada / Catherine MacLellan – Singing Sands (CBC Radio 2’s Great Canadian Song Quest) / Matt Andersen – Alberta Gold / The Guess Who – Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon / Max Webster – Toronto Tontos / Spirit Of The West – Canadian Skye / Rush – Lakeside Park / The Trews – Highway Of Heroes / City And Colour – Coming Home / Dan Mangan – Pine For Cedars / Gordon Lightfoot – Canadian Railroad Trilogy / Sam Roberts – The Canadian Dream / Sarah Harmer – Escarpment Blues / Various Artists featuring Marc Jordan & Ian Thomas – Sing It Together / Stan Rogers – Northwest Passage / James Barker Band – Lawn Chair Lazy (AM Radio Mix) / Dean Brody – Canadian Girls / Kathleen Edwards – Hockey Skates / Stompin’ Tom Connors – The Hockey Song
2CD Now & Next Edition
Disc 1: The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face / Hedley – Crazy For You / Justin Bieber – Sorry / Keisza – Hideaway / Shawn Mendes – Stitches / Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe / Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart / Lights – Up We Go / The Sheepdogs – I Don’t Know / Serena Ryder – Stompa / Tegan and Sara – Walking With A Ghost / City And Colour – The Girl / Feist – I Feel It All / Broken Social Scene – Sweetest Kill / Metric – Help I’m Alive / Billy Talent – Fallen Leaves
Disc 2: Alessia Cara – Here / Walk Off The Earth – Fire In My Soul / Dear Rouge – Black To Gold / Alx Veliz – Dancing Kizomba / Tory Lanez Feat. Sean Paul – LUV / Jazz Cartier – Tempted / The Strumbellas – Spirits / Arkells – My Heart’s Always Yours / Timbre Timbre – Black Water / Reuben And The Dark – Bow And Arrow / Whitehorse – Boys Like You / July Talk – Push + Pull / Mother Mother – Love Stuck / Grimes – Kill V. Maim
1 CD ICON Edition
Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69 / Tom Cochrane – Life Is A Highway / Shania Twain – Man! I Fell Like A Woman / Nelly Furtado – I’m Like A Bird / The Band – The Weight / Bachman-Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet / Rush – Tom Sawyer / Nickelback – Photograph / Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down The Crazy River / Nick Gilder – Hot Child In The City / Glass Tiger – Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)