Glass Tiger

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Glass Tiger
Glass Tiger.jpg
Glass Tiger at a record company event
Background information
Origin Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Genres Rock, pop rock, new wave,[1] synthrock[2]
Years active 1983-present
Labels Capitol Records
Website http://www.glasstiger.ca
Members Alan Frew
Sam Reid
Al Connelly
Wayne Parker
Chris McNeill
Past members Michael Hanson

Glass Tiger is a Canadian rock band that formed in 1983, in Newmarket, Ontario.

Biography[edit]

Originally named Tokyo, the band produced several hit singles in Canada and placed two songs on Billboard magazine's top 10: "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" and "Someday", both of which came from their debut album, The Thin Red Line (1986), produced by Jim Vallance.[3]

Glass Tiger won three Juno Awards in 1986 and two more in 1987.[4] They were also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987.[3][4] In 1993, after their third album Simple Mission and a brief Canadian tour, the band went on hiatus.[3] Lead singer Alan Frew released two solo albums before the band reformed and began touring again in 2003.[4]

In March 2009, Glass Tiger and members of the NHL alumni visited Canadian Forces stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.[5][6] The visit included live performances and footage was shown on an episode of Entertainment Tonight Canada.

In 2012 Glass Tiger performed as part of Penticton, BC's "Rock The Peach Music Fest"[7]

On July 1, 2013 Glass Tiger performed a free concert in Leduc, Alberta as part of a Canada Day Celebration.[8]

Members[edit]

Current Members

  • Alan Frew — vocals, guitar (1983-Present)
  • Sam Reid — keyboards (1983-Present)
  • Al Connelly — guitar (1983-Present)
  • Wayne Parker — bass (1983-Present)
  • Chris McNeill — drums, guitar (2000-Present)

Former Members

  • Michael Hanson - drums (1983-1988)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Notes
1986 The Thin Red Line 4x Platinum-Canada, Gold-U.S.
1988 Diamond Sun 2x Platinum-Canada
1991 Simple Mission Platinum-Canada
1993 Air Time: The Best of Glass Tiger
2005 No Turning Back: 1985-2005
2006 Glass Tiger: Live Online exclusive from band's official website
2012 Jun 19 The Thin Red Line (Anniversary Edition) Original recording remastered 2 cd's
2012 Aug 21 Then, Now, Next

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[9]
US
[10]
US
Rock

[11]
UK
[12]
AUS
[13]
1986 "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" 1 2 17 29 9 The Thin Red Line
"Thin Red Line" 19 91
"Someday" 14 7 66 97
1987 "You're What I Look For" 11
"I Will Be There" 29 34 21
1988 "I'm Still Searching" 2 31 12 Diamond Sun
"Diamond Sun" 5 78
"My Song" (featuring The Chieftains) 19
"Far Away From Here"
"Send Your Love"
1989 "(Watching) Worlds Crumble" 27
1991 "Blinded" Simple Mission
"Animal Heart" 4
"Rhythm of Your Love" 8
"My Town" (featuring Rod Stewart) 8 33
"Rescued (By the Arms of Love)" 8
1993 "Touch of Your Hand" 34 Air Time - The Best of

NB: "My Song" (1988) missed the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 71 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart.

NB: "Don't Forget Me" and "Someday" both reached the Billboard AC chart, peaking at #30 and #4 respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Sutton. "The Best of Glass Tiger: Air Time - Glass Tiger | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ Glass Tiger. "Glass Tiger | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  3. ^ a b c Artist: Glass Tiger CANOE -- Jam!
  4. ^ a b c Glass Tiger Discography Discogs
  5. ^ "Glass Tiger return from their musical mission to Afghanistan". 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-04-05. [dead link]
  6. ^ Persico, Amanda (2009-03-20). "Glass Tiger boosts military spirits". YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  7. ^ http://www.penticton.ca/EN/main/community/events/events-calendar/27667/rock-the-peach-music-fest.html
  8. ^ Leduc announces double headliners for double celebration City of Leduc
  9. ^ Canadian peaks RPM Magazine
  10. ^ "Glass Tiger – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. 
  11. ^ "Glass Tiger – Chart History: Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. 
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 228. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  13. ^ David Kent (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970 - 1992. Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 

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