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Virtual Canada Day

Multiple online, television and radio broadcasts will be made available today, many of which are listed on the Canadian Heritage web site.

You can also listen to the Top 100 Canadian Songs of All Time on Boom 97.3 starting at 10 AM Eastern. These will also air on local Boom affiliates through-out Canada.

Enjoy. And Stay safe.

Canadian ’80s Rock Classics Re-Issued

Platinum Blonde’s quadruple platinum certified “Alien Shores” album and subsequent platinum certified release, “Contact“, will be re-released on vinyl on August 14th, 2020.

Alien Shores” was one of my very favourite Canadian rock albums from the ’80s, along with “Standing In The Dark“, the band’s double platinum debut LP (which was re-issued in mid-2018).

This Eddy Offord and Mark Holmes production features the platinum-selling single “Crying Over You” and other singles “Situation Critical”, “Somebody Somewhere” and “Hungry Eyes”, whose music videos are available on the band’s Official Youtube Channel.

Another prominent album of the period, Luba’s “Secrets and Sins“, has also just been issued on iTunes and Google Play.

Although this 1984 Daniel Lanois production featured hits “Let It Go”, “Everytime I See Your Picture”, “Storm Before Calm” and the title track, it only had a limited release on compact disc.

Her label at the time preferred releasing a now out of print best-of compilation entitled “Over 60 Minutes With” in 1987, which was excellent. But now fans will be able to download this album, her first full-length release.

Streaming This Friday

Austra Live

Toronto recording artist Austra will be performing live on Arte Concert’s Official Facebook Channel on April 30th, at 11:30 am Eastern.

New performances are streamed live on that channel, every weekday at noon eastern. And don’t forget to check my “Links To Pass The Time” blog entry for additional links.

Def Leppard Live

One World Together – Live

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