Jeff Healey - Heal My Soul

Double Album 2LP 180 Gram Vinyl + Digital Download

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Heal My Soul is a postumous release by Canadian blues rock musician Jeff Healey, released in March 2016 via Provogue Records.

Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey (1966 – 2008) was a blind Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist and guitarist who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s.

He hit Number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Angel Eyes" and reached the Top 10 in Canada with the songs "I Think I Love You Too Much" and "How Long Can a Man Be Strong".

Healey began playing guitar when he was three, developing his unique style of playing the instrument flat on his lap.  He formed The Jeff Healy Band as a trio with bassist Joe Rockman and drummer Tom Stephen.

After being signed to Arista Records in 1988, the band released the album See the Light, featuring the hit single "Angel Eyes" and the song "Hideaway", which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.  While the band was recording See the Light, they were also filming (and recording for the soundtrack of) the Patrick Swayze film Road House.  

In 1990, the band won the Juno Award for Canadian Entertainer of the Year. The albums Hell to Pay and Feel This gave Healey 10 charting singles in Canada between 1990 and 1994, including a cover of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" which featured George Harrison and Jeff Lynne on backing vocals and acoustic guitar.

Heal My Soul is the first album of new material in fifteen years from the late great Jeff Healey.  A lot of posthumous releases tend to leave you with the impression that there was a good reason why the artist never released the material.  

With the first blistering guitar strains of the opening track “Daze Of The Night”, dispels that feeling and it gets better.  “Moodswing” keeps us rocking hard with it’s wah-wah soaked riffing and trippy-drippy vocal lines, and you soon realise that this is no collection of b-sides and throwaways. The acoustic “Baby Blue” is a gorgeous ballad with harmonies that just bring a smile to your face. “I Misunderstood” shows what Jeff can do with a cleaner “Strat-tone.” Then it’s back to hard driving blues rock riffing with “Please”.

There isn’t a bad song or even dull moment in the whole lot. In many ways this is some of Jeff’s best work. Which begs the question, why did it take fifteen years to release?

Heal My Soul was compiled with the participation and full approval of the Jeff Healey Estate to coincide with what would have been Healey’s 50th birthday on March 25th, 2016.  Jeff Healey is remembered as one of the most outstanding guitarists and performers of the past 30 years. Heal My Soul is much more than just a fitting tribute.  With it’s superb song selection, fiery guitar work and very modern production, this album sounds like Jeff made it yesterday.

Check out the tracks: Daze Of The Night; Please; Moodswing; Baby Blue and Under A Stone.

This double LP on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download of the album is pressed in Europe.

 

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Daze Of The Night

4:00

A2

Moodswing

4:08

A3

Baby Blue

4:06

B1

I Misunderstood

4:35

B2

Please

3:42

B3

Love In Her Eyes

4:14

C1

Temptation

5:02

C2

Kiss The Ground You Walk On

4:19

C3

All The Saints

5:01

D1

Put The Shoe On The Other Foot

4:19

D2

Under A Stone

4:02

D3

It’s The Last Time

4:28

SKU 819873012733
Record Label Provogue Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number PRD 7489 1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 25 March 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 25 March 2016
Barcode # 819873012733
Shipping Weight 0.5550kg
Shipping Width 0.009m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000887m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Double Album 2LP Records, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download Code, Mascot Messenger Newspaper, First Album with 12 New Songs in over 15 Years!
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Blues
Genre Blues Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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