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Cranfield and Slade: 12 Sun Songs

Cranfield and Slade
JRP / Ringier Kunstverlag
31.5 × 31.5 × 1 cm
Vinyl Record

Cranfield and Slade: 12 Sun Songs” is a yellow vinyl album made up of covers of pop songs about the sun. Aping a 1970s concept album, Cranfield and Slade present twelve songs arranged to represent a day, beginning with songs about sunrise and winding down with songs about sunsets. Tracks range from classics such as George Harrison’s “Here Comes the Sun” and The Kinks’ “Waterloo Sunset,” to the lesser-known “Sun” by singer-songwriter Margot Guryan or “Where Evil Grows” by Vancouver’s The Poppy Family. The album combines field recordings made in various Vancouver locations with electronic sound and acoustic and electric instruments.

Based in rainy Vancouver, Cranfield and Slade is made up of visual artist Kathy Slade and artist/musician Brady Cranfield, working with musicians including Larissa Loyva (Piano, Kellarissa), Johnny Payne (Victoria Victoria, The Shilos), and Chris Harris (Piano, Parks and Rec, The Secret Three, Womankind); and special guests John Collins (The New Pornographers, The Evaporators) and artist Rodney Graham (The Rodney Graham Band, UJ3RK5).

The liner notes for “12 Sun Songs” were written by celebrated Canadian poet and critic Peter Culley.

A1 Here Comes The Sun
Written By – George Harrison
A2 Sunrise
Written By – Pete Townsend
A3 Sun Arise
A4 Red Rubber Ball
Written By – Bruce Woodley & Paul Simon
A5 Sun
Written By – Margo Guryan
A6 Walking In The Sun
Written By – Rod Argent
B1 The Warmth Of The Sun
Written By – Brian Wilson & Mike Love
B2 Where Evil Grows
Written By – Terry Jacks
B3 The Sun Ain`t Gonna Shine Anymore
Written By – Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio
B4 Waterloo Sunset
Written By – Ray Davies
B5 Thank You
Written By – Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
B6 Who Loves The Sun
Written By – Lou Reed

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