A new Roy Forbes recording is a rare occurrence. Roy doesn’t pop ‘em out every year or so. He takes his time, working slowly to get it right. Edge of Blue may just be the Vancouver singer-songwriter’s best yet – a summation by an artist who has been doing this for a long time. On this album both Roy’s roots and routes are showing; the influences he’s absorbed and where he’s been. Edge of Blue is ten songs full of wisdom, confessions, vulnerability, sensuality, self-reflection and celebration. More of a soul album than country or folk; it has nothing to do with what is ‘hip’ and ‘happening’ in the mainstream music business. This is art song – memorable words, compelling compositions, spare production and a voice every bit as original as when the “kid full of dreams” first came to town almost fifty years ago – pure Roy Forbes.
“FIND THE JOY IN YOUR HEART” – GET “DON'T LET GO” FOR FREE.
The new Roy Forbes release, Edge Of Blue, has been described by fans as “a great mental health album”; an album of resilience, hope, joy and plain old pulling through. The lead-off track, "Don’t Let Go", packs all of this into one song. Plus, it makes you want to get up and dance!
In these troubled times, AKA Records wants to put a little joy in your heart, so WE’VE decided to make a gift of "Don’t Let Go" from now until the end of April 2020. IF you’d like to add it to your digital library, the song can be downloaded for free HERE. (Click to stream, right click to download.)
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If you’d like to get a CD copy of Edge Of Blue and you live in Canada, you can e-transfer $22.00 per disc (includes shipping and taxes) here and a copy will be put in the mail to you. Please remember to include your address with your order.
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"On his 11th album, the Canadian folk fixture from Dawson Creek offers up another collection of soulful numbers that range from an almost La Bamba-esque early rock ‘n’ roll sounds ("Don’t Let Go"), to beautiful country folk balladry ("The Beating of Your Very Own Heart") and sweet blues ("Feeling Mighty Lonesome"). As always, his quavering tenor is powerful and full of emotion, the playing is deep in the pocket and listening to the album leaves you wondering why he isn’t a household name." – Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Sun/Province February 12, 2020