Provincial (album)

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Provincial
Studio album by John K. Samson
Released 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre Folk, Indie
Label ANTI-
Producer Paul Aucoin
John K. Samson chronology
Provincial Road 222
(2010)
Provincial
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club B−[2]
Paste Magazine (8.7/10)[3]
Toronto Star 3/4 stars[4]

Provincial is the debut solo album by John K. Samson, released January 24, 2012 on ANTI-.[5] The album includes re-recorded versions of the six songs from Samson's earlier EPs City Route 85 and Provincial Road 222, as well as six songs not heard on those EPs.

The album was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize on June 14, 2012.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Highway 1 East"
  2. "Heart of the Continent"
  3. "Cruise Night"
  4. "Grace General"
  5. "When I Write My Master’s Thesis"
  6. "Letter in Icelandic from the Ninette San"
  7. "Longitudinal Centre"
  8. "www.ipetitions.com/petition/rivertonrifle/"
  9. "The Last And"
  10. "Stop Error"
  11. "Highway 1 West"
  12. "Taps Reversed"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Provincial - John K. Samson | Allmusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Heller, Jason. "Provincial - John K. Samson | The A.V. Club". avclub.com. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "John K. Samson: Provincial". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  4. ^ Jason Halstead (January 23, 2012). "Albums: John K. Samson, bard of Winnipeg scores, as does classical's Joshua Bell". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ "John K. Samson Reveals Canadian Tour, Premieres New Track". Exclaim!, December 12, 2011.
  6. ^ "Polaris Prize long list includes lots of Toronto bands". Toronto Star, June 14, 2012.