Glass Tiger

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Glass Tiger
Glass Tiger.jpg
Glass Tiger at a record company event
Background information
OriginNewmarket, Ontario, Canada
GenresRock, pop rock, new wave,[1] synthrock[2]
Years active1983–1993, 2003–present
LabelsCapitol Records
Websitehttp://www.glasstiger.ca
MembersAlan Frew
Sam Reid
Al Connelly
Wayne Parker
Chris McNeill
Past membersMichael Hanson
 
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Glass Tiger
Glass Tiger.jpg
Glass Tiger at a record company event
Background information
OriginNewmarket, Ontario, Canada
GenresRock, pop rock, new wave,[1] synthrock[2]
Years active1983–1993, 2003–present
LabelsCapitol Records
Websitehttp://www.glasstiger.ca
MembersAlan Frew
Sam Reid
Al Connelly
Wayne Parker
Chris McNeill
Past membersMichael Hanson

Glass Tiger is a Canadian rock band formed in 1983, in Newmarket, Ontario.

Biography[edit]

Originally named Tokyo, the band produced several hit singles in Canada and placed two songs on Billboard magazine's top 10: "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" and "Someday", both of which came from their debut album, The Thin Red Line (1986), produced by Jim Vallance.

Glass Tiger won three Juno Awards in 1986 and two more in 1987. They were also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1987. After their third album Simple Mission and a brief Canadian tour in early 1993, the band went on a lengthy hiatus. Lead singer Alan Frew released two solo albums before the band reformed and began touring again around 2003.

In 2005, the band released a new DVD collection No Turning Back. On 23 June 2005, they appeared on the American NBC television show Hit Me Baby One More Time, performing their classic hit "Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)" and covering "Everything You Want" (originally recorded by Vertical Horizon). Although they lost the audience voting to Thelma Houston, Glass Tiger were judged the winners by online voters.

In a mid-2006 interview on Entertainment Tonight Canada, Glass Tiger hinted they were back in the studio to record new material. Meanwhile, the band continues to tour throughout Canada. A new DVD titled Glass Tiger Live in Concert featuring the band in concert from the 1980s was also released in 2006.

In March 2009, Glass Tiger and members of the NHL alumni visited Canadian Forces stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan.[3][4] The visit included live performances and footage was shown on an episode of Entertainment Tonight Canada.

On July 1, 2013 Glass Tiger performed a free concert in Leduc, Alberta as part of a Canada Day Celebration.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbum
1986The Thin Red Line (4x Platinum)-Canada (Gold)-U.S.
1988Diamond Sun (2x Platinum)-Canada
1991Simple Mission (Platinum)-Canada
1993Air Time: The Best of Glass Tiger
2005No Turning Back: 1985-2005
2006Glass Tiger: Live (Online exclusive from band's official website)
2012 Jun 19"The Thin Red Line (Anniversary Edition) [Original recording remastered] 2 cd's"
2012 Aug 21"Then, Now, Next"

Singles[edit]

YearSongCANUSUS
Main
UK[5]AUAlbum
1986"Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone)"1217299The Thin Red Line
"Thin Red Line"1991
"Someday"1476697
1987"You're What I Look For"11
"I Will Be There"293421
1988"I'm Still Searching"23112Diamond Sun
"Diamond Sun"578
"My Song" (featuring The Chieftains)19
"Far Away From Here"
"Send Your Love"
"Diamond Sun"Diamond Sun
1989"(Watching) Worlds Crumble"27Diamond Sun
1991"Blinded"Simple Mission
"Animal Heart"4
"Rhythm of Your Love"8
"My Town" (featuring Rod Stewart)833
"Rescued (By the Arms of Love)"8
1993"Touch of Your Hand"34Air Time - The Best of

NB: "My Song" (1988) missed the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at #71 on the Cash Box Top 100 Singles chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Review by Michael Sutton. "The Best of Glass Tiger: Air Time - Glass Tiger | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  2. ^ Glass Tiger. "Glass Tiger | Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-26. 
  3. ^ "Glass Tiger return from their musical mission to Afghanistan". 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-04-05. [dead link]
  4. ^ Persico, Amanda (2009-03-20). "Glass Tiger boosts military spirits". YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 228. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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