Label Obscura to release Change Of Heart’s ‘Smile’ on double LP

May 16, 2017 in news

Label Obscura is proud to announce the upcoming reissue of one of the most important Toronto independent rock albums of the nineties. This Summer, Change Of Heart’s seminal 1992 album Smile will finally see its first release on vinyl, as a double LP.

Originally released twenty-five years ago this summer by Cargo Records, Smile is a sprawling, twenty-one song album which was recorded in early January, 1992 at Toronto’s Reaction Studios. Cut over 4 days live off the floor with no overdubs, Smile was originally envisioned to be released as a double record, much like many of the classic records that influenced its creation, including the Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime and Husker Du’s Zen Arcade, but due to budgets constraints at Cargo it was only ever released on compact disc and cassette.

Re-assembled and remastered from the original master tapes by album producer Michael-Philip Wojewoda, Smile will be available as as a limited edition on coloured vinyl, limited to 300 copies. The reissue will also include new liner notes, featuring interviews with founding band members Rob Taylor and Ian Blurton.

Smile will be released this summer, followed by a select group of tour dates which will be co-presented by Exclaim! as part of Exclaim’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Presale information for the album will be posted shortly on the Label Obscura website, along with the finalized performance schedule. Please check www.labelobscura.com and the Label Obscura Facebook Page for updates.

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By Tim Lidster

Tim Lidster started Label Obscura to help rationalize and justify his ever growing collection of records. When he's not listening, thinking, or writing about music, he enjoys getting out and exploring the city with his family.

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