Anthem Records Announces The Release 0f Stompin’ Tom Connors Unreleased Songs from The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again On June 25
Anthem Records, the recorded music division of Anthem Entertainment, continues the rich musical legacy of Canadian icon Stompin’ Tom Connors with the release of Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again on June 25 and a vinyl exclusive for Record Store Day Canada on June 12.
The album’s title track “Let’s Smile Again” celebrates Connor’s prolific ability to continually put a smile on the face of those listening to his music and is available everywhere now.
Of the title track Tom Connor Jr. shares, “If there was one thing Stompin’ Tom was great at doing, it was putting a smile on people’s faces. ‘Let’s Smile Again’ is the perfect song for everyone to hear during this time when the world has been devastated by a global pandemic. I hope that hearing this song inspires everyone to start smiling again. Let’s ALL smile again!”
Kicking off the release of “Let’s Smile Again” is the #LetsSmileAgain movement which aims to inspire people globally to ‘smile again’ and spread joy by using the beauty of a smile to change the world rather than allowing the world to change your smile. Fans around the world are encouraged to join the movement at www.LetsSmileAgain.com and flood social media feeds with joyful reminders of what makes them happy even in the toughest of moments.
With no added instrumentation or sonic elements, Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again is a curated collection of songs from Tom’s vast catalogue of favourites spanning north and south of the border, chosen carefully to provide comfort during this difficult time. The collection celebrates resiliency, optimism and geography and includes three unreleased spoken word segments in Tom’s own proverbial voice, that speak of his love of Canada and Canadians across the nation.
The legendary Canadian folk singer passed away in 2013, leaving behind a paragon of 120 songs stored inside what he referred to as ‘the vault’ – a safeguard in the event that he might at some point find himself unable to continue in the studio. Captured live off the floor with producer, Brian Hewson, the songs were recorded with the intention of preserving them for future generations, signalling to artists and songwriters around the world to continue paying attention to the musical and creative impact and talent that Canada has to offer for generations to come.
Unreleased Songs From The Vault Collection Vol. 4: Let’s Smile Again Tracklisting:
- Words of Stompin’ Tom: “An Identifiably Canadian Song”
- The Singer (Voice Of The People)
- Come Round Any Old Time
- Remember Me (I’m The One Who Loves You)
- Words of Stompin’ Tom: “Our Dreams Are Still A Worthwhile Pursuit”
- Jack Of Many Trades
- Sixteen Tons
- Roving All Over The Land
- King Of The Road
- Don’t Fence Me In
- Side By Side
- Around The Bay And Back Again (In Live Concert)
- Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
- Words of Stompin’ Tom : “Take Up The Cause for Canada”
- The Flanders Fields Song
- Canada Day, Up Canada Way
- Let’s Smile Again
Stompin’ Tom Connors’ music is a part of Canada’s soundtrack. He wrote about the everyday lives of working men and women, Canada’s geography, and the simple pleasure of music and a drink at the end of the workweek. Most of us know Stompin’ Tom from “The Hockey Song”, which has become our second national anthem.
Throughout Tom’s career, he travelled across Canada from Vancouver to PEI. His concerts were a transgenerational experience that everyone enjoyed. As Tom’s popularity grew, he remained true to his individualism and spirit. He won 6 Juno awards between 1971-1975 and was honoured with numerous accolades including many lifetime achievements and a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
Stompin’ Tom Connors focused on sharing his love of Canada and its people through his songs. Anthem Entertainment continues to honour the Stompin’ Tom Connors legacy through new releases and re-releases of his past works, celebrating the legendary Canadian icon.