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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. ~ Jason MacNeil
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Jason Collett

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Jason Collett

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Jason Collett

  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.   Ask No Questions
  7.   Talk Radio
  8.   Pink Night
  9.   Runaway
  10.   Don't Let the Truth Get To You
  11.   Airport
  12.   High Summer
  13.   Tiny Ocean of Tears
  14.   Too Much
  15.   Hangover Days
  16.   Vanderpool Vanderpool
  17.   Diggin' in the Carpet
  18.   Love Is a Chain
  19.   Motor Motel Love Song
  20.   Waiting For the World
  21.   Bitter Beauty
  22.   Little Tiger
  23.   Brother
  24.   No Redemption Song
  25.   Sorry Lori
  26.   Parry Sound
  27.   We All Lose One Another
  28.   Gabe
  29.   Bitch City
  30.   Madame Pompadour
  31.   Livin' The Dream
  32.   Almost Summer
  33.   Somehow
  34.   Pavement Puddle Stars
  35.   Where Things Go Wrong
  36.   Lake Superior
  37.   Little Clown
  38.   Miss Canada
  39.   My Daddy Was a Rock-n-Roller
  40.   Rave on Sad Songs
  41.   Cold Blue Halo
  42.   Not Over You
  43.   Nothing to Lose
  44.   Papercut Hearts
  45.   These Are the Days
  46.   Blue Sky
  47.   Pacific Blue
  48.   Black Diamond Girl
  49.   Charlyn, Angel of Kensington
  50.   Silent One
  51.   Jasper Johns Flag
  52.   Northern Light Letdown
  53.   Rainy Day Rain
  54.   Brownie Hawkeye
  55.   Stormy Woman Salty Girl
  56.   Song of the Silver Haired Hippie
  57.   Fire
  58.   Winnipeg Winds
  59.   Pulling the Sun Down
  60.   Got The Glory
  61.   Henry's Song
  62.   False Cassandra
  63.   All I've Ever Known
  64.   Sugar Sugar
  65.   Sailor Boy
  66.   Every Night by Zeus
  67.   Roll on Oblivion
  68.   I Wanna Rob a Bank
  69.   You're Not The One and Only Lonely One
  70.   When the War Came Home
  71.   Arlington
  72.   Super Model
  73.   Feral Republic
  74.   Lucky Star
  75.   Choke Cherry
  76.   Through the Night These Days
  77.   Love Song To Canada
  78.   Tinsel and Sawdust
  79.   It Won't Be Long
  80.   The Slowest Dance
  81.   King James Rag
  82.   Long May You Love
  83.   Revolution Style
  84.   Something Beautiful
  85.   It's Only Love
  86.   Gabrielle
  87.   Silent One - Japanese Bonus Track
  88.   Too Much - Japanese Bonus Track
  89.   Every Night
  90.   Provincial Blues
  91.   Song and Dance Man
  92.   Forever Young Is Getting Old
  93.   Long Day's Shadow
  94.   Little Sparrow
  95.   If She Don't Love Me Now
  96.   Singing American
  97.   Love You Babe
  98.   Black Oak Savanna
  99.   Where Does Your Love Go?
  100.   Nobody's Fool
  101.   It Don't Matter Anymore
  102.   Staring at the Sun

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