Apr 13, 2017

Eleanor McCain True North: The Canadian Songbook

Happy 150th Birthday Canada! DMC has been working with Eleanor McCain on her unprecedented musical project, “True North: The Canadian Song Book”, to be released May 12, 2017.  A national initiative celebrating all things Canadian, the double album includes 32 iconic Canadian pop and folk songs, reimaged for orchestra.  Featuring songs including Leonard Cohen’s Hallaleujah, Bryan Adam’s Run to You and Sarah McLachlan’s Angel, True North: The Canadian Songbook was recorded with 10 orchestras from across the country and features 28 guest artists and unique arrangements from 14 arrangers. Emmy-award winning producer Don Breithaupt has been at the helm along with Eleanor McCain producing the project.


This is the sixth album for the three-time East Coast Music Association Award nominee, and by far her most ambitious project. She explains, “When I created the song list for this project, I wanted a cross-section of genres and songs from across the country. Much has been said about The American Songbook but I feel we have our own incredible body of work, our own Canadian Songbook that we should celebrate, especially on the occasion of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation.”


In addition to the recording, there is an accompanying bilingual hardcover coffee table book featuring fashion portraits in select Canadian locations by co-curator V. Tony Hauser, sumptuous full-colour landscape photography by 22 photographers from across Canada, complementary song lyrics, songwriter commentary, behind-the-scenes shots from orchestra documentarian Greg Locke, along with a double CD insert. This epic, multi-year passion project is a touching tribute to the people, songwriters, musicians, photographers and landscape of Canada. Eleanor is joined by a talented team of artists, performers and industry experts on this project, all of whom worked passionately to bring it to fruition.  An accompanying short documentary film will also be released. True North: The Canadian Songbook will be available for sale  May 12th, 2017 and can be purchased here and at www.EleanorMcCain.ca


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