Label Obscura has announced the upcoming reissue of Change Of Heart’s seminal 1992 album ‘Smile’. It will finally see its first release on vinyl, as a double LP on July 22, 2017.
Originally released twenty-five years ago by Cargo Records, ‘Smile’ is a twenty-one song album and a beautiful chunk of Toronto indie history, which was recorded in early January, 1992 at Toronto’s Reaction Studios. Recorded 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 budget constraints at Cargo, it was only ever released on compact disc and cassette. Take a listen to the title track, Smile, via Youtube below.
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.
July 22, Toronto ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
September 14, Kitchener ON @ The Starlight Social Club
September 16, London ON @ Call The Office
September 22, Kingston ON @ The Mansion
September 23, Ottawa ON @ House Of Targ
October 6, Calgary AB @ The Palomino
October 7, Edmonton AB @ Rocky Mountain Ice House
For more information on Change Of Heart, visit labelobscura.com/changeofheart.