Hit Parade

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[1999] Hit Parade marks the culmination of our recording contract with Warner Music Canada. We are one of the rare bands who actually fulfilled such a long and parsimonious relationship with a large and somewhat unwieldy label.

This set of songs was compiled with much discussion between the band and the executives at Warner, to whom kudos belong for being so patient and accomodating of the band’s wishes.

The cover graphic was overseen by Vince, who appears on the centre of the front as the drummer of his father’s band in Lethbridge AB at the age of 6.

There are four songs from the Open Heart Symphony sessions, which were mixed especially for this compilation, and appear nowhere else. “That’s Amore” features Vince on vocals …

Canadian Skye
Rites of Man
Wishing Line
Unplugged
Williamson’s Garage
Sadness Grows
5 Free Minutes
Bone of Contention
D For Democracy
Goodbye Grace
Puttin’ Up With the Joneses
And if Venice is Sinking
Save This House
Home for a Rest
Political*
That’s Amore*
And if Venice is Sinking*
The Crawl*
* (with Orchestra – bonus feature tracks unavailable elsewhere)