SOME­THING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

In­side CITY AND COLOUR’S stun­ning new re­lease, GUIDE ME BACK HOME…

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CITY AND COLOUR’S NEW EF­FORT IS A LIVE AL­BUM

While 2018 has seen Dal­las Green jug­gle both Alex­ison­fire and City And Colour on the live front, mu­si­cally his first al­bum of the year comes in the form of Guide Me Back Home – a live LP recorded dur­ing his gor­geous An Evening With City And Colour Cana­dian tour, which took place in the On­tario na­tive’s coun­try in 2017.

THE FIRST ‘COL­LEC­TION’ OF SONGS IS OUT NOW

A phys­i­cal edi­tion of the 21-song al­bum won’t be ar­riv­ing un­til No­vem­ber 23 (keep an eye out – there’s some sweeeeet vinyl colour vari­ants), but the first dig­i­tal ‘col­lec­tion’ is out al­ready, fea­tur­ing Sen­si­ble Heart, Casey’s Song and As Much As I Ever Could, recorded be­tween April and May last year. Lovely.

IT BOASTS DAL­LAS’ DEVO­TION TO HIS HOME COUN­TRY

Guide Me Back Home, says the mu­si­cian, is “more than just a live record to me. It is my love let­ter to Canada.” If it wasn’t al­ready clear how much Dal­las loves the place, given that his tour cov­ered an im­pres­sive 28 shows across 25 ci­ties coast-to­coast, now he’s pay­ing trib­ute to the Great White North in recorded form.

DAL­LAS HAS LAUNCHED HIS OWN RECORD LA­BEL

The name’s Still Records, and the first re­lease avail­able is – you guessed it – Guide Me Back Home. As an im­print of Toronto, Nashville and La-based la­bel Dine Alone, Dal­las ex­pands: “Dine Alone was started to put out my first al­bum, and it’s been very suc­cess­ful and grown into some­thing re­ally spe­cial since then.”

AND THE POS­SI­BIL­I­TIES ARE END­LESS

“I see Still Records as a way to draw at­ten­tion to projects that are im­por­tant to me,” he con­tin­ues. “Still Records is an ex­ten­sion of those ideals and a place where I’m able to cu­rate a col­lec­tion of things that I think de­serve to be heard and en­joyed.”

HE’S DO­NAT­ING MONEY FROM THIS AL­BUM TO MUSICOUNTS

Hav­ing worked with them to do­nate $1 from ev­ery ticket from last year’s tour to Musicounts, Dal­las will be do­ing the same again for the record’s re­lease, giv­ing $1 from the sale of each al­bum to­wards the Cana­dian mu­sic ed­u­ca­tion char­ity. Awe­some work. Guide me back home IS DUE OUT dig­i­tally on Oc­to­ber 5 via still records

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