Doug McArthur | Thunder Into Heaven

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Thunder Into Heaven

by Doug McArthur

Original Folk, FILK (Science fiction folk), musical short stories.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. (Long Way From) Thunder Road
4:37 $0.99
2. Bluebird
2:54 $0.99
3. The Trembling Bird
6:42 $0.99
4. Cottontop
4:33 $0.99
5. Letter To Marie
4:49 $0.99
6. The Silver Tongue of Acadie
3:17 $0.99
7. Alfred's Chair
4:14 $0.99
8. Boots & Saddles
5:59 $0.99
9. Black Eyed Susan (Live)
7:11 $0.99
10. Trembling Bird (Short Reprise)
2:03 $0.99
11. Heaven Only Knows
3:43 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

"Born in the dawn of 2007 this album will guage how I listen to new recordings this year."
(Chopper McKinnon Host "Canadian Spaces" CKCU 93.1 FM Feb.02/07)

"It can take a life time to sing with one’s own pure sound in a voice that echoes with the gift and the journey of the artist. With his new CD, Thunder into Heaven, Doug McArthur has come into his own, singing with a subtle, lyric authority that haunts the listener long after. Each cut rings true..."
Catherine Joyce
Lowdown to Hull & Back (Wakefield newspaper) Jan. 17/07

"At his best (Doug is) a lyricist with the poetic ability of Leonard Cohen
Joe Matyas; London Free Press

“First and foremost, he (Doug) remains a composer of inordinately beautiful love ballads and flinty protest songs. Its that duality, that tension, that lifts his current songbook into the quiet realm of art."
Craig MacInnes; Toronto Star

"(Doug) is a Canadian Guy Clark."
Dick Pleasants; WGBH Boston

(Angels of the Mission Trail w/Jeffra) "Absolutely Haunting! CD of the year!"
Dave Stafford; KKUP San Jose

“Congratulations to the two of you (Doug & Jeffra) for doing so much for the history and heritage of California." Kevin Starr; State Librarian of California

“Definitely a wake up call” Sandy Shore; KPIG Freedom CA

(Angels) “beautifully-written songs that bear up well under repeated listening.” Steven E. McDonald; AMG

“McArthur sings memorable song after song.” (Doug McArthur with Garnet Rogers)
Gene Wilburn; Northern Journey

(Angels of the Mission Trail)..."a quietly elegant song cycle steeped in the frontier and literary history of California..."
Mike Regenstreif; SING OUT!

"(Angels)...a delicious, lyrical, theatrical, historical Roots CD with sound quality to die for"
Neil Matheson; MUSIC Sebringville, Ontario


Valdy, Canada’s premiere folk performer recorded “Don’ t You Believe” and “Hero” (from Letters From the Coast”) on A&M records.
A third song from Letters: “The Devil’s Pony” was recorded by Bill Hughes, lead singer of the major folk group Lazarus.
Garnet Rogers recorded “Black-Eyed Susan” and “Break the Law” on his debut album and added a cover of “Ain’t Goin’ Home” (from Sisteron) in a later recording. “Black Eyed Susan” has been recorded by several US singers.
Stan Rogers often performed “Lord Douglas”from “Letters”.
Randy Bachman performed Doug’s early song: “Tears Like Rain” during the early days of Bachman Turner Overdrive.
Colleen Peterson recorded Doug’s “Gentle People” (from Sisteron) on a CBC Christmas record.
Mark Haines & Tom Leighton recorded Doug’s song “Boots & Saddles”. This has become their most requested song in performance.
Nancy White also regularly performs “Boots & Saddles”.
Doug’s song “Merlin” has been recorded by several “Filk” (science fiction/fantasy folk singers) in the US (most noticably Kathy Mar)
Bobby Watt recorded “The Black Douglas” on his debut CD.

Festivals: Mariposa, Festival of Friends, Eaglewood, Home County, Calgary, Northern Lights, SummerFolk, Faro Yukon, Winnipeg, others.
Clubs: Hugh’s Room, Riverboat, Smale’s Pace, L’Hibou, Yellow Door, many clubs and universities in Canada, New England and California.

Support Tours & Shows

Stan Rogers, Garnet Rogers, James Cotton, Valdy, Tom Paxton, Deep Purple, John Gorka, David Lindley



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