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Jason Collett

Toronto native Jason Collett has earned accolades for his solo albums and tenure with several different bands -- most notably Broken Social Scene -- but it was his association with fellow songwriter Andrew Cash that first garnered him critical acclaim. After performing in the Andrew Cash Band during the late '80s and early '90s, Collett joined up with Ursula, an alternative rock spinoff of Cash's previous group. The band toured Canada and opened up for acts such as the Odds, but after several years in the music business, Collett decided to give the profession up for several years. By the mid-'90s, however, the music bug was still in his system, and Collett teamed up with Cash and Hawksley Workman to form the alternative country outfit Bird. The group's sole album, Chrome Reflection, borrowed heavily from pop, rock, and country traditions, all of which would later resurface in Collett's solo work. Before launching his own songwriting career, though, Collett first began hosting a series of singer/songwriter performances that featured members of Blue Rodeo, 54-40, and Skydiggers, among others. A popular meeting place for local musicians, the events helped cement the growing popularity of Toronto's indie music scene. In 2001, Jason Collett released his debut album, Bitter Beauty, and continued hosting the Flood Family songwriters' forum. He also joined the Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene, which found him playing alongside a number of his Toronto peers. Collett took a break from the band in 2005 to focus on his solo career; he issued his sophomore effort, Idols of Exile, soon after. Buoyed by the album's critical acclaim, Collett (now a father of three) found time to work on a third release, whittling down the catalog of 40-plus tunes he had amassed over the previous years. Here's to Being Here was recorded in two quick sessions during the winter of 2007, and the Toronto-based Arts & Crafts label issued the disc in early 2008. He remained with Arts & Crafts for the following album, Rat A Tat Tat, which appeared in March 2010. Pony Tricks, an all-acoustic, 11-track set of reworked songs, arrived later that year. The anxieties of an election year seeped into 2012's Reckon, which addressed the troubling state of the world and a more personal sort. After his longest gap between solo albums yet, the songwriter returned in 2016 with Song & Dance Man, named after a Bob Dylan comment in a 1965 interview ("I think of myself more as a song and dance man"). It was produced by Afie Jurvanen of Bahamas, who added a breezy touch to Collett's reflective set. ~ Jason MacNeil
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  1.   Song
  2.   I'll Bring the Sun
  3.   Out of Time
  4.   Honey I Don't Know
  5.   Love Is a Dirty Word
  6.   Brownie Hawkeye
  7.   Rainy Day Rain
  8.   Sorry Lori
  9.   Motor Motel Love Song
  10.   Henry's Song
  11.   Waiting For the World
  12.   Northern Light Letdown
  13.   Stormy Woman Salty Girl
  14.   It Don't Matter Anymore
  15.   Provincial Blues
  16.   Talk Radio
  17.   Pacific Blue
  18.   Parry Sound
  19.   Pavement Puddle Stars
  20.   Miss Canada
  21.   Madame Pompadour
  22.   When the War Came Home
  23.   Livin' The Dream
  24.   Nobody's Fool
  25.   Blue Sky
  26.   Almost Summer
  27.   We All Lose One Another
  28.   Feral Republic
  29.   Somehow
  30.   Too Much
  31.   Where Things Go Wrong
  32.   Rave on Sad Songs
  33.   King James Rag
  34.   Black Oak Savanna
  35.   Not Over You
  36.   Little Clown
  37.   Runaway
  38.   Winnipeg Winds
  39.   Sugar Sugar
  40.   Lucky Star
  41.   Singing American
  42.   Long Day's Shadow
  43.   Got The Glory
  44.   Super Model
  45.   Don't Let the Truth Get To You
  46.   Black Diamond Girl
  47.   My Daddy Was a Rock-n-Roller
  48.   Vanderpool Vanderpool
  49.   Through the Night These Days
  50.   Papercut Hearts
  51.   Tinsel and Sawdust
  52.   Hangover Days
  53.   It Won't Be Long
  54.   Pink Night
  55.   The Slowest Dance
  56.   Gabe
  57.   Tiny Ocean of Tears
  58.   Song and Dance Man
  59.   Sailor Boy
  60.   Song of the Silver Haired Hippie
  61.   Little Tiger
  62.   Diggin' in the Carpet
  63.   You're Not The One and Only Lonely One
  64.   Lake Superior
  65.   Bitch City
  66.   Brother
  67.   All I've Ever Known
  68.   Ask No Questions
  69.   Silent One
  70.   Forever Young Is Getting Old
  71.   No Redemption Song
  72.   Every Night by Zeus
  73.   These Are the Days
  74.   Little Sparrow
  75.   Nothing to Lose
  76.   Airport
  77.   Jasper Johns Flag
  78.   High Summer
  79.   Staring at the Sun
  80.   Pulling the Sun Down
  81.   If She Don't Love Me Now
  82.   Bitter Beauty
  83.   Love You Babe
  84.   Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
  85.   Love Song To Canada
  86.   False Cassandra
  87.   Roll on Oblivion
  88.   Cold Blue Halo
  89.   Where Does Your Love Go?
  90.   Love Is a Chain
  91.   Long May You Love
  92.   Choke Cherry
  93.   Fire
  94.   I Wanna Rob a Bank
  95.   Revolution Style
  96.   Something Beautiful
  97.   It's Only Love
  98.   Gabrielle
  99.   Silent One - Japanese Bonus Track
  100.   Too Much - Japanese Bonus Track
  101.   Every Night

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