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Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters' Cabal (20th Anniversary Edition) 3X CD
Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters' Cabal (20th Anniversary Edition) 3X CD

Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters' Cabal (20th Anniversary Edition) 3X CD

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Originally released in 2001, Coke Machine Glow was Gord Downie's first solo album away from The Tragically Hip – an ambitious, singular, highly collaborative collection of songs that showcases the iconic frontman's peerless lyricism, vivid storytelling, and irrepressible knack for melody. Now, on the album's 20th anniversary, Arts & Crafts will release an expanded triple-album version featuring Songwriters' Cabal: a bonus disc of unreleased tracks, alternate takes, demos, and kitchen table recordings from 1999-2000. The 28-song collection presents a portrait of Downie with a rarely before heard intimacy, unrefined and dripping in the aura of the moment. Alternate studio takes of favourites like "Vancouver Divorce" and "Lofty Pines" express the fluidity of the band that comprised the Gas Station recording sessions; while home recordings of perennial favourites like "SF Song," "Trick Rider," and "Chancellor," spotlight Gord in close communion with his tape recorder and coffee machine. Produced by GD, Josh Finlayson, and Steven Drake, featuring Dale Morningstar, Julie Doiron, Kevin Hearn, Atom Egoyan, Dave Clark, Don Kerr, and more, Coke Machine Glow: Songwriters' Cabal is a document of Gord at the precipice of his illustrious solo career, stepping to the mic – voice tinkling like a chandelier – with everything and nothing before him to prove. 

CD - out August 27, 2021
Special 3CD edition featuring the original album, Songwriters' Cabal bonus disc, and poetry Audiobook bonus disc, housed in triple-gatefold tube sleeve, containing a 16-page booklet with Gord's handwritten lyrics.
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1. Starpainters
2. Vancouver Divorce
3. SF Song
4. Trick Rider
5. Canada Geese
6. Chancellor
7. The Never-Ending Present
8. Nothing But Heartache in Your Social Life
9. Blackflies
10. Lofty Pines
11. Boy Bruised By Butterfly Chase
12. Mystery
13. Elaborate
14. Yer Possessed
15. Every Irrelevance
16. Insomniacs of the World, Good Night

1. Vancouver Divorce - Alternate Take
2. Trick Rider - Demo
3. SF Song - Demo
4. Contact - Demo
5. Down Down Down - Demo
6. Putting Down - Demo
7. Chancellor - Demo
8. The Never-Ending Present - Demo
9. I Stand Before the Songwriters' Cabal - Outtake
10. Contact - Outtake
11. Mystery - Alternate Take
12. Lofty Pines - Alternate Take