The Speckless Sky

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The Speckless Sky
The Speckless Sky (Jane Siberry album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by Jane Siberry
Released 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre Alternative rock, ambient pop, new wave, post-punk
Length 42:32
Label Duke Street Records, Open Air Records, Windham Hill Records
Producer Jane Siberry and John Switzer
Jane Siberry chronology
No Borders Here
(1984)
The Speckless Sky
(1985)
The Walking
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
PopMatters not rated link
Rolling Stone not rated link

The Speckless Sky is an album by Jane Siberry. It was Siberry's highest-charting album on the Canadian charts and contains her biggest Top 40 hit, "One More Colour". The album's second single, "Map of the World (Part II)", was also a hit on Canada's adult contemporary charts.

Rheostatics recorded a cover of "One More Colour", with additional lyrics by Martin Tielli, on their 1995 album Introducing Happiness; Siberry and Tielli recorded a duet, "A Long Time Love Song", on the 1991 Bruce Cockburn tribute album Kick at the Darkness. Sarah Polley also performed a cover of "One More Colour" in the film The Sweet Hereafter.

After this album, Siberry's work was distributed outside of Canada by Reprise Records.

The Speckless Sky is no longer available on CD, but can be obtained via the SHEEBA Log Cabin store.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jane Siberry.

  1. "One More Colour" – 4:38
  2. "Seven Steps to the Wall" – 5:11
  3. "The Very Large Hat" – 5:35
  4. "Vladimir • Vladimir" – 7:08
  5. "Mein Bitte" – 4:20
  6. "The Empty City" – 6:40
  7. "Map of the World (Part II)" – 5:07
  8. "The Taxi Ride" – 5:39

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak position Weeks on the chart
1986 Billboard 200 149
1985 RPM Top 100 Albums 17[2] 32

Singles

Song Year Chart Position
"One More Colour" 1985 RPM Top 100 Singles 27[3]
"Map of the World (Part II)" 1986 RPM Adult Contemporary 17[4]

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
CRIA – Canada Gold March 21, 1986

Cover Versions[edit]

The Art Of Time Ensemble featuring (former Barenaked Ladies singer) Steven Page recorded The Taxi Ride for their 2010 album A Singer Must Die.

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