Big Sugar Announce Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Set to Release October 14

Platinum-selling band Big Sugar announced the 25th Anniversary deluxe edition of their iconic album, Heated, set to release October 14, 2022, through Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company. The deluxe album has been remastered and expanded to feature four additional tracks, including an acoustic version of “Better Get Used To It,” “Je Suis Cool,” and “Alka Lights” ft. Whitey Don. The album also includes a cover of Wings’ classic song, “Let Me Roll It,” which is out now as the lead single. 

The Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe album will be available as a double LP gatefold package, pressed on orange and green vinyl with extensive new artwork from the band’s archives. Foreword by Warren Haynes of Govt. Mule. Also available on CD and all digital platforms.

Heated was the fourth album by Big Sugar, originally released on Sept 29th, 1998. The album was certified Platinum in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies. ‘Heated’ features some of the best of Big Sugar’s repertoire and concert staples, including ‘Better Get Used to It, The Scene, Girl Watcher, Turn the Lights on and a cover of BTO’s ‘Let It Ride.’ The newly remastered tracks produced by Grammy-nominated bandleader Gordie Johnson invigorate the iconic roots rock reggae sound that is so signature Big Sugar. 

Big Sugar – Heated 25th Anniversary deluxe edition – Vinyl, CD Release 2022

Big Sugar returns to the stage with a new show and lineup. After the tragic death of long-time bassist Garry Lowe in 2018, Gordie Johnson spent the past four years reimagining Big Sugar and is proud to announce new bassist Ben Lowe, the 22-year-old son of Garry Lowe. “Our music has always been about roots and culture, and this is a perfect piece of that evolution. You can hear Big Sugar in Ben’s DNA.” A renewed Big Sugar will include former tour mate’s drummer Joe Magistro (Black Crowes, B52’s). Big Sugar will be touring the Heated 25th Anniversary release across Canada in Winter 2022 and early 2023. Stay tuned for upcoming show date announcements. 

Big Sugar – Heated 25th Anniversary Deluxe Track listing:

Side A:
1.    Where I Stand
2.    Better Get Used To It
3.    The Scene
4.    Cop A Plea

Side B
1.    Girl Watcher
2.    Round & Round
3.    Kickin’ Stones
4.    Hammer In My Hand

Side C
1.    100 Cigarettes
2.    Turn The Lights On
3.    Let It Ride ft. Warren Haynes
4.    Heart Refuse to Pound (for Patti)

Side D
1.    Better Get Used to It (Acoustic Version)
2.    Je Suis Cool
3.    Alka Lights ft. Whitey Don
4.    Let Me Roll It
5.    Leadbelly

1.    Where I Stand
2.    Better Get Used To It
3.    The Scene
4.    Cop A Plea
5.    Girl Watcher
6.    Round & Round
7.    Kickin’ Stones
8.    Hammer In My Hand
9.    100 Cigarettes
10.  Turn The Lights On
11.   Let It Ride ft. Warren Haynes
12.   Heart Refuse to Pound (for Patti)
13.    Better Get Used to It (Acoustic Version)
14.    Je Suis Cool
15.    Alka Lights ft. Whitey Don
16.    Let Me Roll It
17.    Leadbelly

Big Sugar boldly goes forth in 2022 with new music from their latest release, “Eternity Now,” and vinyl re-issues of their classic albums Five Hundred Pounds from Third Man Records, as well as Hemi-Vision and Heated from Universal Music Canada.

In the 90s Big Sugar emerged clad in Hugo Boss suits as the antithesis to the grunge esthetic with a unique combination of Jamaican rhythms, Blues tonality, and heavy Rock aggression. They dominated the airwaves and highways with songs like “Diggin A Hole,” “The Scene,” “Turn The Lights On,” and “Roads Ahead.” Their Roots Rock Reggae style has built a loyal following, earning Big Sugar a 2015 Road Gold Award as they continue to sell out concerts across North America. Gordie Johnson’s guitar playing and album production continue to influence a new generation.

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