Glass Tiger

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For the 2001 Hungarian film, see Glass Tiger (film).
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
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.


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.

On July 1, 2013 Glass Tiger performed a free concert in Leduc, Alberta as part of a Canada Day Celebration.[7]




Year Album
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"


Year Single Peak chart positions Album

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.


  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". Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  7. ^ Leduc announces double headliners for double celebration City of Leduc
  8. ^ Canadian peaks RPM Magazine
  9. ^ Illegal name entered Billboard Hot 100 "Glass Tiger – Chart History: Billboard Hot 100" Check |url= scheme (help). Billboard. 
  10. ^ Illegal name entered Billboard Hot 100 "Glass Tiger – Chart History: Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks" Check |url= scheme (help). Billboard. 
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 228. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  12. ^ 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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