On ‘A Life In Song’, legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Ian Thomas looks back on a hits-heavy catalogue spanning more than four decades. This is a retrospective with a difference, though. Rather than being simply a greatest hits collection, A Life In Song marries singer/songwriter, Ian Thomas’s extraordinary body of work with the Ian Thomas Band and the 70 plus musicians of the acclaimed Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and features dramatic orchestral reinterpretations of Thomas’ musically and lyrically eloquent material.
This grand ambition is executed with both surgical precision and abundant musical passion. Ian rose to the challenge with truly impressive vocal performances, while his ace band added subtle touches that enhance the lush soundscapes.
Recorded, mixed and mastered in hi resolution 24Bit-192kHz audio, A Life In Song features songs like Painted Ladies, Long Long Way, The Runner, Right Before Your Eyes, Pilot, Hold On and more, that were international hits for both Ian Thomas and such artists as Santana, America and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, plus more recent material and one brand new composition, “So Cold In The City.”
A Life In Song is a potent reminder of the lyrical and musical genius of this superb songsmith. The result is a record destined to both thrill longtime fans and enchant new converts.
A Life in Song is a testament not only to Thomas' songwriting gift, but also his ability to navigate the entire musical landscape with a group of very talented and loyal collaborators like Cardinali, Hepner, Adamson and Inston. Graham Rockingham, Hamilton Spectator