Warner Music Canada is celebrating its 50th Anniversary and, as a part of that celebration, the label’s current domestic roster has gone back through the catalogue to record covers of Canadian songs released by the label since 1967.
The resulting collection, titled Covered in Gold 5.0, will be released digitally as a “two-sided” album.
Covered in Gold 5.0: Side A is released today on all digital platforms and features covers performed by Scott Helman, Brett Kissel, Meghan Patrick, Philip Sayce, Courage My Love, Ron Sexsmith and Matthew Good (see full track listing below).
“Warner Music Canada has a rich legacy of supporting Canadian music and artists,” Warner Music Canada President Steve Kane said in a statement early today. “Our current roster has done a stellar job of honouring the originals while putting their stamp on the songs they’ve chosen.”
Covered in Gold 5.0: Side B will be released in mid-September and will include covers of Blue Rodeo, Linda Lemay and Honeymoon Suite among others.
Full details are to be available ASAP.
The complete collection of Covered in Gold 5.0 tracks on a double vinyl album will be available on Black Friday, November 24.
A history of Warner Music Canada written by Grammy Award winning former Warner Canada executive Kim Cooke and included as an insert in the album.
A dedicated website is also to be launched soon filled with interviews with artists affiliated with the Canadian division, past and present.
Covered in Gold 5.0: Side A track listing as follows:
Scott Helman “Hand in Pocket” (Alanis Morissette)
Brett Kissel “Ordinary Day” (Great Big Sea)
Meghan Patrick “Unknown Legend” (Neil Young)
Philip Sayce “Woodstock” (Joni Mitchell)
Courage My Love “Constant Craving” (k.d. lang)
Ron Sexsmith “Stay Loose” (Gordon Lightfoot)
Matthew Good “Blown Wide Open” (Big Wreck)