Sass Jordan is arguably one of Canada’s first Queens of Rock. The British-born Canadian singer from Montreal, will be performing at L’Astral on January 26th with an album release party for ‘Racine Revisited’, a brand new rendition of her classic 1992 album ‘Racine’.
Over the years Sass has worked with the likes of Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Steve Miller Band, Van Halen, The Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Santana, Joe Cocker, Styx, Rodger Hodgson, April Wine and Jeff Healy, to name a few. She has sold over a million records worldwide and won various awards, including the Juno award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year in 1989 and was nominated for Best Female Vocalist in 1990, 1993 and 1995.
And now her breakout, major-label masterpiece, ‘Racine’, has being re-imagined and released as ‘Racine Revisited’, a brilliant record with updated versions of each song.
Racine, first released in March of 1992, topped the critics ‘Best Of’ lists that year and continues to resonate on rock radio 25 years later. So why go back? As Jordan says in her own words, “The album’s release is a milestone for any musical recording that sold as much as it did. So we decided to throw a year long celebration in its honour, which gives all the fans a chance to connect and reminisce about where you were, what you were doing and how far you’ve come since then.”
“Re-recording such a landmark album was not a venture that we took lightly, because once you release your music to the world, it becomes the emotional property of anyone who connects with it, and rightly so. We wanted to be true to the original recording but (also) to do something we had never heard of before,” Jordan explains. “Instead of doing the obvious and updating the vibe, making it all shiny, sparkly, hissy and huge… why don’t we recreate the record as if we were in the ‘70’s and try to make it sound like it would have if it had been recorded during that seminal decade where the original recording drew its roots from? What would that be like?”
With an all-star cast of musicians, the likes of Rudy Sarzo on bass, Brent Fitz on drums and percussion, Chris Caddell on guitars and Derek Sharp on guitars, keyboards and production duty – one listen and you’ll know it was the combo that made sense for the delicate undertaking.
What you hear on the album is what happened. No click tracks and no auto-tune. This album was made with great care and precision – to be played ‘LOUD and PROUD’. The show is not to be missed by her longtime fans – and the newer ‘fans-to-be’ who are fortunate enough take in this great opportunity to see her!
For more about Sass Jordan you can visit her website at: https://sassjordan.com
L’Astral is located at 305 Ste-Catherine West – doors open on January 26th at 7:00pm and the show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $37.75 in advance or $43.75 on the day of the show. You can buy them at: www.evenko.ca/en/events/13070/sass-jordan/l-astral/01-26-2018 or http://www.sallelastral.com/en