BIG SUGAR To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of HEMI-VISION

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Big Sugar is set to issue a special 25th edition of their platinum-selling Hemi-Vision featuring hit singles, newly-released lost takes, acoustic versions and dub remixes on September 25, 2020, via Universal Music Canada. Featuring six previously un-released bonus tracks, rare photos and memorabilia from the band’s archives, as well as extensive liner notes by Gordie Johnson who shares the story of the tragic and tumultuous events leading up to the original release, Hemi-Vision Deluxe Edition is available on 180-gram vinyl (in bright green and orange), CD and digital/streaming services.

“Hemi-Vision was full of heartaches, punch-ups, even the death of a band mate and all of that energy is palpable on the record,” shares Johnson. “We found some long-lost outtakes and early versions of songs that really show the evolution of our musical recipe at that time.”

Take a trip down memory lane with 12-pages of liner notes written by Gordie Johnson and a foreword by Rush’s Alex Lifeson. From the band’s early days of Gordie, Garry Lowe and Kelly Hoppe trying to regain footing after the sudden death of their drummer Walter “Crash” Morgan while on tour, to a chance encounter with Lifeson and a generous gift that forever changed the course of Big Sugar, step back in time and join the journey of how this roots/rock/reggae crew came to be one of Canada’s most iconic touring bands.

Side A
Diggin’ A Hole
Gone For Good
If I Had My Way
Skull Ring

Side B
Joe Louis (Judgement Day)
Tommy Johnson
La Stralla
Tired All The Time

Side C
Empty Head
Opem Up Baby
Rolling Pin
Tobacco Hand

Side D
Gone For Good (Early Version)
Gone For Good (Lost Take)
Judgement Day (Dub Mix)
Diggin’ A Hole (Acoustic Version)
Baby’s In Black
Tommy Johnson (Dub Mix)

Additional information can be found on the band’s social channels and website In the past few months while at home and unable to tour due to Covid-19, Gordie has been playing weekly YouTube live ‘Soundshack Sessions’ every Friday afternoon.