Land (song)

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Another Roadside Attraction Land.jpg
Single by Midnight Oil, Daniel Lanois, Hothouse Flowers, Crash Vegas, The Tragically Hip
Released August 1993 (1993-08)
Format CD Single

July 15, 1993

(Clayoquot Sound)
Genre Protest
Label Cargo
Songwriter(s) Gord Downie, Peter Garrett, Daniel Lanois, Liam Ó Maonlaí
Producer(s) Daniel Lanois

"Land" was a one-off charity single released in August 1993, credited to (and in the following order) Midnight Oil, Daniel Lanois, Hothouse Flowers, Crash Vegas, and The Tragically Hip.[1] All five artists were part of that year's Another Roadside Attraction tour.[2]

The CD release credits the authorship of the track to Jim Moginie, Rob Hirst, Peter Garrett, Gord Downie, Daniel Lanois and The Tragically Hip. However, as officially registered with ASCAP and BMI, the composition of "Land" is credited to Downie, Garrett, Lanois and Liam Ó Maonlaí. It was recorded in Calgary, with Lanois producing.

The song protests the logging industry practice of clearcutting in the rainforests of British Columbia, particularly in Clayoquot Sound.[3] Issued as a single in Australia, "Land" peaked at #63.


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  2. ^ Newton, Steve (22 April 2015). "Earth Day throwback: Midnight Oil's 'tree-hugging asshole' kicks ass for Clayoquot Sound". The Georgia Straight. Vancouver Free Press. Retrieved 3 October 2015.  Note: Re-print of Newton's article from July 1993.
  3. ^ Joseph Blake, "Other news on the Save-the-Clayoquot front". Victoria Times-Colonist, November 2, 1993.