With a vault full of songs written over the past two years, both on the road and then in lockdown, it was a tough choice to select just 13 for this album. Colin James and his co-producer Dave Meszaros managed to set up three full band sessions in Vancouver for recording, and the rest was done remotely through pandemic lockdowns using studios on both sides of the Atlantic. The result is a stunning album that captures the magic that musicians can do when given the time and space.
Platinum-selling artist Colin James has over 655K weekly YouTube Channel Views, 167.5K monthly Spotify listeners, 9.7K monthly Pandora listeners and 5.8K fans on Deezer, demonstrating his enthusiastic international fanbase. He is a 7-time JUNO Award winner and received 15 career nominations. He has won 27 Maple Blues Awards and is both a Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame inductee (2014) and Western Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee (2016).
Open Road was mixed at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, UK.
1 As The Crow Flies
2 Can't You See What You're Doing To Me
3 That's Why I'm Crying
4 Open Road
5 Change It
6 Raging River
7 When I Leave This House
8 It Takes Time
9 There's A Fire
10 It Takes a Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train To Cry
11 Bad Boy
12 Down On The Bottom
13 I Love You More Than Words Can Say