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Half man, half melody Ron Sexsmith will release a new album entitled The Vivian Line on
17th February '23. The first single “What I Had In Mind” is available at all reputable digital
thingys today and you can order it (or even pre-order it!) and pre-save it now for when it's
finally available in all its glory here
The Vivian Line is Ron Sexsmith's 17th album. It features 12 new songs written and performed
by Ron. The full tracklisting is:
01. Place Called Love
02. What I Had In Mind
03. Flower Boxes
04. Outdated and Antiquated
05. Diamond Wave
06. Powder Blue
07. One Bird Calling
08. Country Mile
09. This, That and the Other Thing
10. A Barn Conversion
11. When Our Love Was New
12. Ever Wonder
The who, what, where, why and how of the record are best explained by Ron himself: “The
Vivian Line is a rural route right near where we live in Stratford (Ontario). Whenever we have
to get out of the city we jump on The Vivian Line and it dumps us out onto the highway. I
wondered about the name when we first moved there and thought it was intriguing... it sort
of represents escaping from our old life in Toronto to this new phase were in. And its also
like a portal to my old life when I have to get back there.
I recorded it (The Vivian Line) with Brad Jones in Nashville. (Brad played bass on 3 of my
earlier records "Other Songs", "Whereabouts" and "Blue Boy") and its a very lush sounding
almost baroque pop record. (a distant cousin of "Whereabouts). The songs were mostly
inspired by this stage in life that I find myself in and trying to figure it all out.”
Ron Sexsmith is one of Canada's most accomplished singer-songwriters. Born and bred in St
Catherine's near Niagara Falls and currently resident in Stratford, Ontario, he has released 16
albums to date - Grand Opera Lane (1991), Ron Sexsmith (1995), Other Songs (1997),
Whereabouts (1999), Blue Boy (2001), Cobblestone Runway (2002), Rarities (2003),

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