Northwest Passage (album)

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Northwest Passage
Studio album by Stan Rogers
Released 1981
Genre Folk
Length 39:38
Label Fogarty's Cove Music
Producer Paul Mills
Stan Rogers chronology
Between the Breaks ... Live!
Northwest Passage
For the Family
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars Northwest Passage at AllMusic

Northwest Passage is a 1981 album by Stan Rogers. "Northwest Passage" compares the singer's own travels across the prairie provinces to the exploratory adventures of Sir John Franklin, Alexander Mackenzie, David Thompson, and Henry Kelsey. "The Idiot" is about a man from the Maritimes working in Alberta who yearns for his home. "Night Guard" deals with modern-day cattle rustling, and "The Field Behind the Plow" addresses the triumphs and tragedies of grain farming in Saskatchewan.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Northwest Passage"
  2. "The Field Behind the Plow"
  3. "Night Guard"
  4. "Working Joe"
  5. "You Can't Stay Here"
  6. "The Idiot"
  7. "Lies"
  8. "Canol Road"
  9. "Free in the Harbour"
  10. "California"