Music Inspired by the Group of Seven

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Music Inspired by the Group of Seven
Studio album by Rheostatics
Released 1995
Genre Indie rock
Label DROG Records
Rheostatics chronology
Introducing Happiness
(1994)
Music Inspired by the Group of Seven
(1995)
The Blue Hysteria
(1996)
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Music Inspired by the Group of Seven is a 1995 album by Rheostatics.

The album was commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada to accompany its Group of Seven retrospective show.[1] The album has twelve pieces, most of which are instrumental music. However, snippets of recorded dialogue from the Group of Seven artists, and other contemporaneous figures such as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Mackenzie King and John Diefenbaker, are mixed in.

None of the twelve pieces are titled on the album cover. However, track 7 is a reworking of "Northern Wish", from the band's 1991 album Melville, and a Rheostatics fansite has compiled a set of unofficial titles for the other tracks which is commonly accepted by the band's fans. Whenever possible, these alternate titles were taken from the band's actual announcements of the song titles when they were performed in concert.

It is also the band's first album to feature Don Kerr. Kerr replaced Dave Clark on drums. In this album, Kerr interviews Victoria BC's Winchell Price, a fine painter of landscapes and skies, and as you learn by listening, a masterful storyteller.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks credited to Rheostatics and Kevin Hearn. None of the songs are officially titled; the names given below are unofficial titles from the website "Rusty Spell Dot Com".[2]

  1. "Kevin's Waltz" – 1:45
  2. "Earth (Almost)" – 7:36
  3. "Boxcar Song (Weiners and Beans)" – 6:35
  4. "Landscape and Sky" – 0:40
  5. "Blue Hysteria" – 3:29
  6. "Cello for a Winter's Day" – 6:24
  7. "Northern Wish" – 4:04
  8. "Snow" – 1:12
  9. "Biplanes and Bombs" – 5:09
  10. "Lightning" – 5:40
  11. "Yellow Days Under a Lemon Sun (Kevin's Waltz Reprise)" – 4:05
  12. "Bye, Bye" – 0:55

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