Ron Sexsmith - The Vivian Line
This is a pre-order item and is expected 17th February 2023.
Half man, half melody Ron Sexsmith will release a new album entitled The Vivian Line on 17th February ’23. The Vivian Line is Ron Sexsmith’s 17th album. It features 12 new songs written and performed by Ron.
“The Vivian Line is a rural route right near where we live in Stratford (Ontario). Whenever we have to get out of the city we jump on The Vivian Line and it dumps us out onto the highway. I wondered about the name when we first moved there and thought it was intriguing... it sort
of represents escaping from our old life in Toronto to this new phase we're in. And it's also like a portal to my old life when I have to get back there.
I recorded it (The Vivian Line) with Brad Jones in Nashville. (Brad played bass on 3 of my earlier records "Other Songs", "Whereabouts" and "Blue Boy") and it's a very lush sounding almost baroque pop record. (a distant cousin of "Whereabouts). The songs were mostly inspired by this stage in life that I find myself in and trying to figure it all out.”
Ron Sexsmith is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer-songwriters. Born and bred in St Catherine’s near Niagara Falls and currently resident in Stratford, Ontario, he has released 16 albums to date - Grand Opera Lane (1991), Ron Sexsmith (1995), Other Songs (1997), Whereabouts (1999), Blue Boy (2001), Cobblestone Runway (2002), Rarities (2003), Retriever (2004), Destination Unknown (2005, with Don Kerr, released as Sexsmith & Kerr), Time Being (2006), Exit Strategy Of The Soul (2008), Long Player Late Bloomer (2011), Forever Endeavour (2013), Carousel One (2015), The Last Rider (2017) and Hermitage (2020).
He has collaborated with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Mitchell Froom, Ane Brun, Tchad Blake, and Bob Rock. His songwriting appears on albums from Rod Stewart, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Emmylou Harris and Feist. Film-maker Doug Arrowsmith made an acclaimed documentary about Ron in 2010 called ‘Love Shines’. In 2017 Ron published his first book, a fairy tale entitled ‘Deer Life’.
Artist: Ron Sexsmith
Label: Cooking Vinyl
Genre: Indie & Alternative
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: COOKLP856
Released: 17th February 2023