SONGS FOR THE NEW INDUSTRIAL AGE by DOUG RANDLE

SKU57954
ArtistDOUG RANDLE
TitleSONGS FOR THE NEW INDUSTRIAL AGE
LabelLIGHT IN THE ATTIC
Catalog #LITA 034CD
Genre
ReleaseW 01 - 2011
FormatCD - USCD
EAN Barcode826853003421
Exclusive, Benelux exclusive, Import
 € 14,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Isn't It A Pity
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/1_isnt_it_a_pity.mp3
  2. Coloured Plastics
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/2_coloured_plastics.mp3
  3. One-Way Swimming
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/3_one-way_swimming.mp3
  4. Nicolston Dam
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/4_nicolston_dam.mp3
  5. Batteries Not Included
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/5_batteries_not_included.mp3
  6. Warm In The Sunshine
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/6_warm_in_the_sunshine.mp3
  7. Martin Of Her Mind
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/7_martin_of_her_mind.mp3
  8. Friend Of Mine
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/8_friend_of_mine.mp3
  9. Song For The Middle Ag-Ed
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/9_song_for_the_middle_ag-ed.mp3
  10. Vive La Company
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/10_vive_la_company.mp3
  11. Life Will Be Worth Living
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/57954_songs_for_the_new_industrial_age/11_life_will_be_worth_living.mp3

Description

Doug was, and still is, a writer, arranger, musician, and conductor with roots deep in the Canadian jazz scene of the 1950s. After a lengthy spell working in England during the first half of the 1960s, he returned to Toronto and took up an in-house position at the government sanctioned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where in 1970 he recorded his very own What’s Going On. Commercially released by the short-lived Kanata Records label, Songs was an introspective look at ever-dominant corporations, the cutthroat advertising world, our consumer society, decaying environment, and his own personal condition.The results crossed the epic studio creations of David Axelrod’s Capitol output (or Spanish folk-rock fuelled Pride LP) with Free Design vocal harmonies from notable vocalists Tommy Ambrose and Laurie Bower (Billy Van Singers, Mutual Understanding, Laurie Bower Singers). Randle himself describes his long-forgotten efforts as, “my bitter and twisted Simon & Garfunkel songs,” and though the lyrical content is indeed weighty, Songs’ backing tracks successfully merge swinging sunshine pop and atmospheric orchestrations with a groovy backbeat performed by the cream of Toronto’s heralded studio scene (Moe Koffman, Peter Appleyard, Rob McConnell, and Guido Basso to name a few). It’s an album like you’ve never heard, and one under the radar of even the most dedicated crate diggers.

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