Turn (Great Big Sea album)

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Studio album by Great Big Sea
Released June 22, 1999 (Canada)
March 7, 2000 (US)
Genre Folk
Length 43:55
Label Warner Music Canada
Producer Steve Berlin
Great Big Sea chronology
Rant and Roar
Road Rage
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Turn is the fourth studio album by Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea released in June 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Consequence Free" (Alan Doyle, Séan McCann, Bob Hallett, Darrell Power) 3:12
  2. "Feel It Turn" (Alan Doyle, Séan McCann) 3:50
  3. "Jack Hinks" (Traditional) 3:03
  4. "Boston and St. John's" (Alan Doyle) 3:47
  5. "Margarita" (Séan McCann) 3:27
  6. "Trois Navires De Blé" (Traditional) 4:27
  7. "Ferryland Sealer" (Traditional) 3:16
  8. "Can't Stop Falling" (Alan Doyle, Séan McCann) 3:24
  9. "Demasduit Dream" (Bob Hallett) 3:32
  10. "Old Brown's Daughter" (Traditional) 2:41
  11. "I'm a Rover" (Traditional) 2:53
  12. "Captain Wedderburn" (Traditional) 3:38
  13. "Bad as I Am" (Bob Hallett, Séan McCann) 2:53

Song information[edit]

  • "Consequence Free", "Feel It Turn" and "Can't Stop Falling" have been made into videos and have been released as radio singles.
  • "Demasduit Dream" is based on the life of Demasduwit, one of the last of the Beothuk, the native people of Newfoundland.
  • "Ferryland Sealer" is about the seasonal seal hunting expeditions from the southern Newfoundland community of Ferryland.
  • "Trois navires de blé" is a traditional French folk song associated with the Franco-Newfoundlander community at Port au Port.
  • The lyrics to "Old Brown's Daughter" were written by the famous Johnny Burke, while the original tune was lost, the current music was written by Ron Hynes.
  • "Captain Wedderburn" is an adaptation of the Child Ballad No. 46, Captain Wedderburn's Courtship.


  • The 2000 U.S. release on Rhino/Wea featured a different track order; "Can't Stop Falling" and "Demasduit Dream" were switched.
  • The song "Consequence Free" was the theme for the Least I Could Do animated series trailer, a series currently in production


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