Turn (Great Big Sea album)

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Album Cover-Turn2.jpg
Studio album by Great Big Sea
Released June 22, 1999 (Canada)
March 7, 2000 (US)
Genre Folk
Length 43:55
Label Warner Music Canada
Producer Steve Berlin
Great Big Sea chronology
Rant and Roar
Road Rage
Singles from Turn (Great Big Sea album)
  1. "Consequence Free"
    Released: June 1999
  2. "Feel It Turn"
    Released: 1999
  3. "Can't Stop Falling"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Turn is the fourth studio album by Canadian folk-rock band Great Big Sea released in June 22, 1999.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Consequence Free" Alan Doyle, Bob Hallett, Séan McCann, Darrell Power 3:12
2. "Feel It Turn" Doyle, McCann 3:50
3. "Jack Hinks"   3:03
4. "Boston and St. John's" Doyle 3:47
5. "Margarita" McCann 3:27
6. "Trois Navires De Blé"   4:27
7. "Ferryland Sealer"   3:16
8. "Can't Stop Falling" Doyle, McCann 3:24
9. "Demasduit Dream" Hallett 3:32
10. "Old Brown's Daughter" G.W. Hunt 2:41
11. "I'm a Rover"   2:53
12. "Captain Wedderburn"   3:38
13. "Bad as I Am" Hallett, McCann 2:53
Total length: 43:55

Song information[edit]

  • "Consequence Free", "Feel It Turn" and "Can't Stop Falling" have been made into videos and have been released as radio singles.
  • "Demasduit Dream" is based on the life of Demasduwit, one of the last of the Beothuk, the native people of Newfoundland.
  • "Ferryland Sealer" is about the seasonal seal hunting expeditions from the southern Newfoundland community of Ferryland.
  • "Trois navires de blé" is a traditional French folk song associated with the Franco-Newfoundlander community at Port au Port.
  • The lyrics to "Old Brown's Daughter" were written by the famous Johnny Burke, while the original tune was lost, the current music was written by Ron Hynes.
  • "Captain Wedderburn" is an adaptation of the Child Ballad No. 46, Captain Wedderburn's Courtship.


  • The 2000 U.S. release on Rhino/Wea featured a different track order; "Can't Stop Falling" and "Demasduit Dream" were switched.
  • The song "Consequence Free" was the theme for the Least I Could Do animated series trailer, a series currently in production


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