Reid Jamieson | Staring Contest (Remastered)

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Staring Contest (Remastered)

by Reid Jamieson

"Gorgeous, sun-struck acoustic soul" - Globe & Mail. A rootsy collection of 11 all original songs that include special appearances by Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas) and Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo). includes John Lennon Songwriting Contest winner RAIL.
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1. Rail
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2. Summer School of Blue
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3. Hard to Swallow
2:21 $0.77
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4. Don't Forget
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5. My Green Thumb
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6. The Combination
2:15 $0.77
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7. By Your Side
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8. Under the Bed
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9. Staring Contest
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10. Love Worth Making
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11. Guarantee
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The new album STARING CONTEST has a real eclectic mix of Reid’s musical mojo, with 11 all original songs that include special appearances by songbird Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) on violin, and Vinyl Cafe bandmate John Sheard on piano. Garden gnomes, unstoppable trains and no less than three proposals (!) can be found within the lyrics of this unabashedly romantic collection. Completely self funded and collected over some pretty change-filled years of his life, this record should help Reid make his mark on the world stage as not only a show stopping performer but as a composer of compelling songs in the tradition of Neil Finn and Roy Orbison.

STARING CONTEST HIGHLIGHTS

RAIL won the grand prize for folk in the JOHN LENNON SONGWRITING CONTEST.

RAIL made the top 10 in SHORE104's SUMMER SONG SEARCH.

RAIL is featured in SyFy's series BEING HUMAN

MY GREEN THUMB is featured in the CBC series 18 TO LIFE

THE COMBINATION made it to the top 5 in BC for SUZUKI's PLAYLIST FOR THE PLANET

"He’s become a favourite in the Canadian heartland. But, a record as good as ‘Staring Contest’ shouldn’t be held back by radio frequencies, regional borders or time zones. Its simple songs are endearing and unforgettable and should expand his audience to a size that reflects his undeniable talent. - Doug Heselgrave NoDepression



“Happy to follow you, Reid. You're one of the best singers in the country.” @ThatEricAlper



"After Reid appeared on the Vinyl Cafe we received tremendous feedback from our audience. He stole the show...He blew me away." Stuart McLean - CBC Vinyl Cafe



"Achingly beautiful songs.... a haunting quality not soon forgotten" - Globe & Mail





"Prepare to be surprised" - Vancouver Province

"Absolutely gorgeous" - Maverick (UK)



“I've heard Reid a number of times and have yet to hear a bad song or bad performance. I cannot say that about too many performers.” - Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival



All songs written by Reid Jamieson
* except tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn V. Mill

All rights Reid Jamieson Socan 2010.

Produced with affection by Michael Frost.
Recorded, Engineered & mixed by Michael Frost, Blackfish Sound, Vancouver, BC .
Remastered with care by Michael Holland.

Drawings by Reid Jamieson.
Lovebirds charm by Kurt Morrison.
Executive producer, Management, Design & Photography Carolyn V. Mill

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Brien Comerford

More Perfection From Reid Jamieson
Reid Jamieson is so talented and eclectic his music can appeal to folk, pop and country music fans. His vocals are
amazing and astounding. Great acoustic guitar too.
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