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Published on September 25th, 2018 | by Alan Cross

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Vote now for the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize

Now that the regular Polaris Music Prize is out of the way for another, the next order of business is to induct some albums into the Polaris pantheon that came out before the award was founded.

The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize takes a look at Canadian records from several eras: 1960-75, 1976-85, 1986-95 and 1996-2005. Voting on the nominated albums is open to anyone. In fact, the more votes the better because two winners will be declared from each of these periods.

2018 Heritage Prize nominated albums, by era:

1960-75

The Band – Music From Big Pink
Beau Dommage – Beau Dommage
Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier – Lindberg
Jean-Pierre Ferland – Jaune NEW!
Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark
Jackie Mittoo – Wishbone
The Oscar Peterson Trio – Night Train
Buffy Sainte-Marie – It’s My Way! NEW!
Jackie Shane – Live
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

1976-85

Bruce Cockburn – Stealing Fire
D.O.A. – Hardcore ’81
Fifth Column – To Sir With Hate
Gowan – Strange Animal
Martha and the Muffins – This is the Ice Age
Jackie Mittoo – Show Case Volume 3
Stan Rogers – Fogarty’s Cove NEW!
Rough Trade – Avoid Freud
Rush – 2112 NEW!
Leroy Sibbles – On Top

1986-95

Daniel Bélanger – Les insomniaques s’amusent NEW!
Dream Warriors – And Now the Legacy Begins
k.d. lang – Ingénue
Daniel Lanois – Acadie
Maestro Fresh Wes – Symphony In Effect
Main Source – Breaking Atoms
Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill
John Oswald – Plunderphonics
Voivod – Nothingface NEW!

1996-05

Bran Van 3000 – Glee
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Constantines – Shine A Light
The Dears – No Cities Left
Destroyer – Streethawk: A Seduction
Esthero – Breath from Another
Sarah Harmer – You Were Here NEW!
Kid Koala – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome NEW!
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving

Voting closes October 18 at 11:59 p.m. ET and we’ll be revealing the winning albums on October 23.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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