Happy fall everyone!
I wanted to tell you about something very exciting happening for the MacLellan family and all of my dad’s fans…
Universal Music is finally putting out his music again, reissuing his first album on vinyl and digitally! The first single, out today, is SNOWBIRD of course, and you can find that wherever you stream and/or download music.
You can preorder/presave the entire album (digital or limited edition white vinyl) which comes out February 4th, 2022. We even have a discount code for you if you order before Dec 31: MACLELLAN15 has been issued for 15% off at musicvaultz.com
On a side note, I am doing a live stream tonight with the Anne Murray Centre on their Facebook page. We are celebrating 50+ years of Snowbird and the collaboration between Anne Murray and Gene MacLellan. Please join us there for songs and a conversation with Charlie Rhindress (author, actor, writer, director and producer) See you there at 7pm ADT!
PRESS RELEASE from UNIVERSAL
September 24, 2021 — In celebration of over 50 years and officially for the first time, JUNO award winner Gene MacLellan’s version of SNOWBIRD is now available on streaming services worldwide.
Gene’s version of SNOWBIRD is from the forthcoming remastered re-issue Gene MacLellan which includes both the original 1970 self-titled debut Gene MacLellan and it’s U.S. counterpart Street Corner Preacher album. Four singles from this 1970 debut album for Capitol Records became Top 20 hits in Canada including “The Call”, “Thorn In My Shoe”, “Isle Of Saint Jean” and “Pages in Time”.
The album also includes Gene MacLellan’s version of Snowbird. Previously, the song was released November 1969, and most famously, by Anne Murray on her Capitol Records debut album ‘This Way Is My Way’. The single was released to radio as a B-side to Bidin’ My Time (also written by Gene) April 1970, selling over 2 million copies, becoming a worldwide hit and the first Canadian written single to be played over one million times on US radio. A classic song, Snowbird has been covered by over 100 artists.
‘Gene MacLellan’ will be available as both a remastered digital edition and limited-edition 180 Gram “White” Vinyl, February 04, 2022.