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Swinging from the Chains of Love

Release Date: 2009

True North Records

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What started out as a tribute project to the late Willie P. Bennett, has evolved into one of the most entertaining Canadian roots super groups of all time, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings.

After releasing the critically acclaimed High or Hurtin’ in 1996, Tom Wilson, Colin Linden, and Stephen Fearing, fresh off successful solo projects, found themselves drawn in by the chemistry between them and started writing songs that could only be expressed through the Blackie & The Rodeo Kings medium. This translated into Juno nominations for BARK (2003) and Let’s Frolic (2007), as well as a Juno Award for Best Roots & Traditional Album for Kings of Love (1999).

Swinging From The Chains Of Love features a collection of tracks from the Blackie catalogue including favourites “

49 Tons”, “Stoned”, “Heaven For A Lonely Man”, the title track “Swinging From The Chains Of Love” and a previously unreleased track; “Caves of Jericho” featuring the late Richard Bell and a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues”.


  1. Stoned
  2. 49 Tons
  3. Water or Gasoline
  4. Swinging From The Chains Of Love
  5. Heaven For A Lonely Man
  6. Remedy
  7. Folsom Prison Blues
  8. Sometimes It Comes So Easy
  9. The Caves Of Jericho
  10. If I Catch You Cryin’
  11. Vale Of Tears
  12. Lean On Your Peers
  13. White Line
  14. Andrew’s Waltz
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