On A Life In Song, legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Ian Thomas looks back on a hits-heavy catalogue spanning more than four decades. This is a retrospective with a difference, though. Rather than being simply a greatest hits collection, A Life In Song (June 17 on ALMA Records / Universal Music Group) features dramatic orchestral reinterpretations of Thomas’ musically and lyrically eloquent material.
Along with producer Peter Cardinali and engineer John “Beetle” Bailey, Ian recorded these new versions with the acclaimed Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in hi resolution 24Bit-192kHz audio, this grand ambition is executed with both surgical precision and abundant musical passion. Ian rose to the challenge with truly impressive vocal performances, while his ace band added subtle touches that enhance the lush soundscapes.
The album features songs like Painted Ladies, Long, Long Way, The Runner, Right Before Your Eyes, Pilot, Hold On, and more, that were hits for both Thomas and such artists as Santana, America, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band plus more recent material and one brand new composition, “So Cold In The City.”
Upcoming ToursWolak / Donnelly
January 29, 2017
Almonte, Ontario @ Almonte Old Town Hall