BongoBeat Meryn Cadell: Angel Food For Thought

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Ralph Alfonso
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Meryn Cadell: Angel Food For Thought Available in stores: Canada: March, 2007
USA, Feb 9, 2007 (import cd)
SPAIN/EUROPE, March 2006
UK, March, 2006
OTHER: tba

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UPC: 7-67000-1984-2-6
Catalog number: BB 1984-2


Canada: Outside Music
USA: Burnside Distribution
UK: Pinnacle/Nettwerk.
EUROPE: DOCK, Playground (Norway)
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Note: This CD can also be ordered for export via Isotope Music, Canada.

Artist Website:
1 Secret
2 Bumble Bee
3 Flight Attendant
4 Being in Love
5 Inventory
6 Deep Sixin'
7 Knitting
8 I Say
9 The Wait
10 I Been Redeemed
11 Spelling Bee
12 The Sweater
13 Job Application
14 The Pope
15 Sharkhead
16 Martina
17 Maidenform
18 Confide
19 Clothes
20 Barbie
21 Violet*
22 Simone*
23 The Pope (alternate take)*

*Previously Unreleased
  • ENHANCED CD: Includes the video for "The Sweater"
  • CD Re-issue now includes FULL LYRICS
  • Remastered by Grammy Nominee Graemme Brown
  • "The Sweater" was a Top 40 Modern Rock hit
  • Cult CD has been out of print for many years
  • At time of original release, over 10,000 requests lit up the switchboard at Z-100, New York, for "The Sweater"
  • As of 2003, Meryn Cadell is now a man.

Originally released in 1991 and propelled by the Top 40 Modern Rock hit, "The Sweater", this album is a ground-breaking tour de force of retro 60s mod grooves, torch songs, comedic vignettes, and indie rock eclecticism.

Featuring a who's who of Canadian indie (at the time) musicians; Bob Wiseman (Blue Rodeo), Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies), Tim Vesely & Dave Clark (Rheostatics), John Tucker (Land Of Giants), and the electronic grooves of Tom Third; this was a highly influential debut and a mainstay of early 90s college radio. This re-issue includes 3 bonus tracks, the complete lyrics, and the video for "The Sweater".

This CD has been out of print for many years.

"Cadell skewers topics from gender battles to the Pope's U.S. visit to unwanted pregnancies to flightattendants to New Agers to Maidenform ads on the wryly titled Angel Food for Thought"
— Gene Santoro, THE NATION

"Sort of a cross between Laurie Anderson (the ironic, winking spoken word pieces) and Jane Siberry (the ethereal, delicate art-pop songs), with just a little of her friends the Barenaked Ladies thrown in (Cadell started in the same Toronto music-and-comedy scene, and bassist Jim Creeggan plays on this album), Meryn Cadell is part confessional poet, part humorist and partsongstress."
— All Music Guide

Meryn Cadell Today:

Meryn Cadell is a writer, songwriter and erstwhile performer. He teaches the writing of Song Lyrics and Libretto in the Creative Writing Program at UBC. His recordings have been nominated for several Juno Awards and a Gemini Award. He has also written for the stage, and is published in several anthologies of poetry. He continues to write music as well as longer-form prose. In 2003, Cadell transitioned from, as he puts it, "some kind of woman to some kind of man". His life has never been better.

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