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13Sep/095

Blue Rodeo to release new album on November 3rd

Blue Rodeo fans will close out the year with a bang, thanks to the release of a new album called The Things We Left Behind.  In stores on November 3rd (Canada only), the album will reportedly be a double CD release.

BR frontman Jim Cuddy discussed the album recently with The Canadian Press:

"It was funny 'cause just recently, (Radiohead lead singer) Thom Yorke said he couldn't be bothered making albums anymore -- that the album was dead, and he was going to make singles from now on," Cuddy told The Canadian Press in a recent telephone interview.

"Well we're making a double record. In an effort to swim completely cross-current -- we're very excited about this -- we're making a double record, so we'll have a double vinyl and a double CD."

Read more here

Obviously, I'm stoked - a new album, means a new set of tour dates - although it's not like I've been deprived.  It seems like the band has been on the road nearly non-stop over the past few years, so I'm always surprised when they find the time to make a new album.  The band's website promises more album details in the coming weeks, and no doubt, a single release will be included in that promotional blitz as well.  Having heard about six songs from the new album, thanks to a fan recording of the band's August gig in Toronto, I think it's safe to say that the new album will be an enjoyable listen for all Blue Rodeo fans.

A sampling of some of the new song titles:  "Don't Let The Darkness In Your Head," "Never Look Back," "One Light Left In Heaven," and "Gossip."

On a related note, BR's Greg Keelor produced the new album from Toronto-based band Cuff The Duke, and judging from this Youtube clip of a recent CBC performance, I'm going to need to track down some more music!  CTD lead singer Wayne Petti apparently will also be providing some vocals on the new Blue Rodeo album.

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  • Mexican Diplomat

    BR Site indicates brief US Tour in late November. See you at the Chicago show?

    Thanks for your support of my alltime favorite band and exposing me to others.

    Hope to see you there.

  • Matt

    I JUST saw the news about an hour ago…I am THRILLED! Hoping to make that trip, and damn, I would LOVE to see the acoustic/electric shows in NYC, but I think Chi is more realistic…

  • Mexican Diplomat

    BR Site indicates brief US Tour in late November. See you at the Chicago show?

    Thanks for your support of my alltime favorite band and exposing me to others.

    Hope to see you there.

  • Matt

    I JUST saw the news about an hour ago…I am THRILLED! Hoping to make that trip, and damn, I would LOVE to see the acoustic/electric shows in NYC, but I think Chi is more realistic…