Various Artists - "The Gift: A Tribute To Ian Tyson"

Various Artists - "The Gift: A Tribute To Ian Tyson"

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The Gift: A Tribute To Ian Tyson, an all-star tribute featuring performances of the Canadian musical icon’s songs by such performers as Jennifer Warnes, Chris Hillman, Gordon Lightfoot, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Tom Russell and Amos Garrett, among others.

Biography

The Gift: A Tribute To Ian Tyson
Stony Plain Records has recorded a tribute to Ian Tyson, an artist Stony Plain has worked with for over 20 years. Ian is one of this country's most influential songwriters, having had a number of songs covered by artists like Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and Gordon Lightfoot. The tribute includes mostly new recordings of Ian's songs by artists who have been touched by Ian's music and in many cases have worked with him. Those artists include Corb Lund, Amos Garrett, Cindy Church, Stewart MacDougall, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Jennifer Warnes, and Blue Rodeo. Stony Plain Records’ president Holger Petersen and award-winning music journalist Peter North asked Tyson's friends, associates, admirers and one-time sidemen to contribute, and shepherded their songs through production. All of the songs were recorded expressly for this album, with the exception of Gordon Lightfoot’s track, “Red Velvet,” released on an earlier album of his, and Tom Russell’s cover of “Old Cheyenne,” recorded several years ago as a “promotion only” track. This is the first CD of Ian's songs done in tribute to him.

Discography

The Gift: A Tribute To Ian Tyson - Stony Plain Records - 2007