Release Date: October 14, 2016
This album is a fun and creative album. It brings out the best of the best on these remade exclusive songs and puts an ensemble of talented artists together with the compilation on each song thanks to David Clayton-Thomas and his special guests ranging from Hilario Duran; a Cuban piano artist and Elmer Ferrer’s electric guitar skills on the song originally by Canadian superstar band Rush “Closer To The Heart” is a genius composition.
Another favourite for me was to see how he could recreate Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” and with the likes of drummer Larnell Lewis; a Grammy award winning drummer and a lot of research on some reggae vibes and the language. David Clayton-Thomas put this together like it was meant to be!! Also Eric St Laurent and Lou Pomanti for sure completed this album with the deep sounds of funk from their instruments and experience.
All in all, this album is just full of fun and creative minds. The songs picked to recreate were an amazing line up of some of Canada’s favourite artists!! This is an album to add to your collection if you are a multi genre listener like I am.
Come and support this creative gentleman and all of his work throughout the years from California in the 70’s and back to Canada in the later years.
Also check out this special video of the making of his newest album on YouTube for those hardcore Canadian music lovers and musicians out there:
Inspirational Interviewer and Promotional music lover for artists.
Born in Kingston, I grew up with the likes of Dan Akroyd and his blues influence and also The Tragically Hip, plus live shows downtown in the streets and country bands in the pubs.
I love music in all forms and genres. I can adapt my ear to enjoy and appreciate all instrumentals and vocals. I started writing about certain artists that I grew up listening to and then I reached out to artists for interviews. I have done over 20 interviews with artists and CEOs of industry companies from all over the world.
Now, with Canadian Beats I have an opportunity to improve my journalistic abilities and to get the word out there for artists, and best of all to go to shows and get that personal feeling. I get to represent Canadian music on a higher level. We need to open more doors and have more shows and venues, as well as get the world to come to us. That is my goal.